29 Aug '17, 4pm

Why shouldn't DJ be able to take advantage of his skills? #AskAlan

This comment was a reply to PGA Tour winner Wesley Bryan, who tweeted at me,"If you fly it 315 then you have a 100 yard wide fairway on 18..... It's a shame that it ended because of a long drive contest in the playoff." But our man Craig has makes a good point: hitting it long and straight is the greatest weapon in golf and should be rewarded. It certainly helps to be 6’4", but everything Johnson does in the gym and on the range is to maximize his power. Spieth is a tremendous athlete who was a stud in basketball and baseball growing up. He could make a longer backswing and swing out of his shoes to generate more distance, but he’s chosen to throttle back for control and consistency. That a choice he’s made, and it comes with drawbacks as well as benefits. The talents of long hitters are often diminished, as if they simply lucked into all that extra distance. Give them the...

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