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Players getting creative around Pinehurst greens
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 10:08 a.m.
We're only a few hours into the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 and there have already been a number of players electing to use a hybrid or fairway wood near the greens instead of a wedge.
Do you know how to play the shot? The goal is to keep the ball low to the ground and rolling for better control. That's essential on tightly-mown areas and lightening-fast greens.