“The bunker shot is not like most golf shots. You are not trying to start the take-away on the inside, then bring it back square. You are trying to throw the ball out with cut spin. This means when it lands it will pitch and spin from left to right.
“To do this aim the leading edge at the flagstick, but take the clubhead away from you on an out-to-in path.
Downswing and impact
“I told Sergio from an early age it is important to think about the sole of the club (which has the ‘bounce’ built in) hitting the sand first. If you think about the clubface scooping the ball out you will never be a great bunker player. Forget the ball but let the sole of the club slap the sand behind the ball and follow through.
“If the sand is wet, hard and compact you have to swing a little harder – more aggressive.”