Do you know why short irons and wedges are called "scoring clubs?" It's because, if you master them, your scores will greatly improve.
And if you needed any validation of that, you're getting it in the second day of the Dell Match Play, where players have been chipping in for eagles, birdies and pars consistently throughout the day.
Here's just a few of them:
--Ryan Moore holed a 26-foot chip shot from the thick greenside rough for birdie on the par-3 17th hole.
--Jamie Donaldson canned a 27-foot chip from the first cut for par on the par-4 15th hole.
--Anirban Lahiri knocked in a 35-foot sand shot from a deep greenside bunker for birdie on the par-3 fourth hole.
--And the best we've seen all day, Chris Wood lofted a beautiful blast for birdie from another deep greenside bunker from 85 feet on the par-4 eighth hole.
Part of this is because the greens at Austin Country Club are in great shape. But mostly, it's because these guys have mastered all the various chip shots they need around the green. That's something we all should take note of.
Here are these four excellent chip-ins: