How good was Adam Scott’s win at Firestone? A five under 65 to win by 4 shots is pretty impressive playing. It has always been said that he tailored his swing after Tiger Woods. The two have been compared countless times. I even found the CBS analyst comparison on Youtube. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Adam started piling up the wins with Tiger’s ‘old swing’, and Tiger struggles with all the swing changes he has made over the last few years?
His golf swing is a thing of beauty. The long putter and Steve William’s seem to be allowing him to take more advantage of that efficient golf swing. Let’s take a closer look to get a better understanding of his move, but also to help improve your own game through Scott’s.
I always like to start out with something in the takeaway as that sets up the rest of the backswing. If you get out of position early then you will have to re-route somewhere along the way. By re-routing you are creating extra movement, which leads to more complicated timing and therefore more opportunity for mis-hits.
Scott does a great job on the takeaway. I want you to focus in on his golf glove. Watch how, when his club is parallel to the ground, the logo on his glove is facing the camera. In fact you can see the logo by the time his hands are passing his back leg. This means that he allowed his forearms to rotate during the first step of the backswing.
When he reaches the top of his backswing pause the video and take a look at how his left wrist if perfectly in line with his left forearm. This means the wrist is flat. It is not bowed, or cupped, and will need no adjustments on the way down to impact to hit a solid shot.