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Big Play: Haas's up-and-down from the water at the Tour Championship: Here's how to get up-and-down from a lake

Big Play: Haas's up-and-down from the water at the Tour Championship: Here's how to get up-and-down from a lake

WHO: Bill Haas WHAT: 20-yard pitch from the water to three feet WHEN: Second playoff hole at the Tour Championship WHERE: 453-yard par 4 17th hole at East Lake The odds against Bill getting up-and-down from the water were at least 100-1, and I definitely didn't expect him to hit it close and make a par. I thought Bill would get the ball onto the green, yet much farther from the hole. But Bill is a super-talented kid who has always played mostly by feel, so his instinctual ability and creativity took over when he was in the water. His ball was barely submerged and he had good footing. Also, it was an all-or-nothing predicament, because Hunter Mahan was on the green in regulation and probably going to two-putt for par. So hitting the ball was the right choice. The Drill: If you're lucky enough to hit into water and still have a shot, take advantage of the situation. But neve...

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