Lee is now ranked number 3 in the world, and he has got to that ranking by performing at a very high level consistently.
I was watching him practice at the BMW championship at Wentworth, and you can see the hi -speed video I took.
Here is a player who has got a lot of confidence in his ability at the moment, his all round game is very high, his driving is his strength, his putting has really improved and so has his short game.
What can you learn from Lee?
He is very precise with his set up and alignment, has great rythm and balance and has worked very hard on his weaknesses which were his pitching, chipping and sand shots. Now these areas of his game are much improved, his consistency in his scoring has greatly improved as well, so when he hits the errant shot he can get up and down and keep his score together, which breeds more confidence.
Watching all these top players at Wentworth , it is such a small margin that divides the winners, the losers, the players that make the cut, and the ones that don’t, they all strike the ball so well on the range, it is how they play the game on the course that makes the difference . How do they cope with a bad swing, a bad bounce, wrong club selection, bad luck, the conditions of the course, can they continue to play their game under pressure, how is their confidence, do they believe they can win, believe they can make that crucial putt, can they take the chance when it comes, have they got the inner strength to keep going. do they really believe in themselves?
My key points to improve are.
- Find a good Instructor
- Video your swing and know your swing.
- Know your weaknesses.
- Have a plan to work on them.
- Work on your mind game.
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