Jimmy Likes The 60
Golf Digest South Africa|March 2017
Jimmy Likes The 60

Why I Used My Lob Wedge to Win My First Major— and Why I Always Do

Jimmy Walker

On the final hole of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol last July, I left myself in the one place I didn’t want to be: short-sided in deep rough with a bunker between me and the flag. But there was never a question which club I was going to use from there to set up a two-putt and the biggest win of my life: my 60-degree lob wedge.

I’m unconventional in that I use my lob wedge for every short-game shot. I learnt this from my dad, who was a scratch player. Dad’s thinking was: Why try to get good at chipping with four or five different clubs when it’s easier to master just one?

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March 2017