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the chop down 3 or 5w is popular this week

Seeing this a fair bit at Harding - and at past majors - just saw Tiger do it ... too much club, abbreviated follow thru

so I must ask, why not carry a hybrid ... or Even a 7w (I know some guys like Fleetwood and Dufferin go 7w)


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If I’m just trying to advance it as far as possible from really thick rough, which I seem to be in quite a bit, the seven wood is my go to club. It’s got mass and shaft length with a bit of extra loft. I think when it’s wood versus hybrid the fairway wood is going to have a bit of extra shaft length and mass for extra help out of the hay. Just speculating. Some of these guys, although not many anymore, go straight from fairway wood to iron therefore not being able to hit a hybrid

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Right, so they are 220 out in a heavy lie and pull their 245 5w and need to try a modified specialty shot


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That’s what I do as well .. just surprised you don’t see it more at events with rough like this


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I haven't payed close attention to the guys who are chopping the FWY but it may be that they don't carry a hybrid.

Also, the head shape of the FWY may be better for getting through the rough.

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i think Faldo said yesterday that a wood or hybrid slides down through the heavy rough much easier than an iron

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