Practice: Here’s how three stars prepare for a round

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TigerTiger Woods

Arrives 60 minutes before his tee time

 

 

 

 

 

Woods

 5 minutes

Starts with putting: Rolls two 30-footers and six four-footers with just his right hand.

 10 minutes

Short game: Hits 50-yard pitches, then full wedges to target greens. 

 35 minutes

Long game: Hits 5-woods, teed 3-woods, then drivers. Goes back to seven 8-irons, then three full wedges.

 10 minutes

Putting before the start of his round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RoryRory McIlroy

Arrives 50 minutes before his tee time

 

 

 

 

Rory

 20 minutes

World No.1 heads to the short game area first, hitting 31 short pitches and 10 bunker shots to loosen up.

 20 minutes

On the range starts with 12 54° wedges, then 13 9-irons, 12 7-irons, nine 8-irons and six drivers.

 10 minutes

Heads to the putting green, where he takes 17 short and long-range putts, before going to the first tee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhilPhil Mickelson

Arrives 50 minutes before his tee time

 

 

 

 

Phil

 20 minutes

Starts with seven 60° wedges to loosen up, before hitting nine 8-irons, three hybrids and four drivers.

 20 minutes

At the short game area he hits 22 60° wedges (nine low, seven medium, six flops), before hitting 22 putts.

 10 minutes

Back to the range just before he tees off to hit four 5-woods and four drivers, before going to the first tee.

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