Tiger Woods might still be recovering from the leg injuries sustained during his horror car crash incident in Los Angeles back in February, but recent images and a video have emerged of the golf legend walking without crutches.
Now that Woods, a 15-time major champion, is back up on his feet again - it will only be a matter of time until he is back hitting chip shots.
But to be honest given how solid the former World No.1 is around the greens, he won't need to work too hard on this area of the game when he does return to the PGA Tour.
If you are struggling with your pitching and chipping, you can learn plenty from Woods' technique to help you get the ball closer to the flag on a more consistent basis.
A recent post on Instagram from PGA professional Chris McClatchie really caught our eye.
Chris broke down Woods' chipping technique, using an example of his action from a couple of years back.
As you will see from the post below, Woods adopts a narrow stance to his chipping with his weight more towards the front foot.
Woods' hands are ahead of the clubhead and the movement of the club is controlled solely by his chest and shoulders.
From there, his right arm stays connected to the body through impact into the follow through and his chest finishes high with his hands finishing low.
Check out Chris' post below while watching Woods execute a chip shot to perfection:
"This technique should be every golfers bread and butter," writes PGA pro Chris McClatchie.
- Narrow stance
- Weight favouring front foot
- Hands slightly ahead of club head
- Movement of club controlled by the chest/shoulders
- Think ‘Small Circles’ around the body with both hands and club head
- Flat lead wrist to forearm
- Club face matching spine angle
- Chest moves round and up from top of backswing to shallow AoA
- Bruise the grass with the bounce of the club through impact
- Right arm stays connected to the body through impact into follow through
- Chest finishes high with hands finishing low and club head even lower
- Grooves of club looking back at you in finish position
"If your short game is average forget all other shots and master this one first.
"This can played with any wedge to alter height and stopping distance."