After missing the green of the par-4 first hole with his approach shot, Dukeminier said he hit "one of the best pitch shots
I've ever hit" and extended the playoff to the second hole, which he won with a par.
The only thing I messed up on, I think were two easy pitch shots
on the two par-5s on the back nine, didn't get those up-and-down -- easy pitches -- and hit two atrocious pitches there.
I PLAY off a handicap of six and have had a real problem with striking my pitch shots
I was out practising, just hitting pitch shots
and some guy just yelled over the fence and used the 'N' word numerous times at me.
Whatever it is, it will allow you, yes you, to back up the ball on pitch shots
to the green," the column says.
But there was still the on-course threat of a fourth American Paul Goydos who was still out on he course at three under after ten holes, on a day when the tough flag placements and tricky choice of pitch shots
on the old Donald Ross-designed course were causing delays.
He could only walk the course playing no more than pitch shots
on Monday but yesterday completed a full 18 holes in testing windy conditions at Royal Birkdale and remains on target to compete in his 45th successive major.
His doctor has told him he may be able to start hitting pitch shots
at the end of this week.
If you practice this properly, you should find it easy to reproduce when you are hitting pitch shots
on the course.