Tip of the day: How to read the rough for shot selection

By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 10:45 a.m.

Have you ever found yourself in the rough with a less than desirable lie and wondered what type of shot you should hit to limit the damage on your scorecard?

In today's golf tip, 2003 PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small shows you how to read the rough by demonstrating that the grass between club face and ball reduces spin and control of ball flight. He goes on to explain that the ball will run further if you have a flatter lie and that you should play the ball back in your stance with your hands firm on the club.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.