Revealed: The reason why Tom Watson ALWAYS warms up with his hybrids before play

How can you question his logic when he has won eight major championships?

Ben Smith's picture
Tue, 5 Oct 2021
Revealed: The reason why Tom Watson ALWAYS warms up with his hybrids before play

Warming up will always be described as something crucial if you want to succeed in golf. 

There are so many ways you can ensure you get the best out of your round to the best of your ability. 

Ask around the golf community and someone will tell you it's only essential to hit a handful of wedges and a few 7-irons on the range. 

Just get loose, they'll say. 

While another person - that chopper who is more paralysis by analysis - will tell you about a structured 45-minute warm up. 

Wedges first. Doesn't matter where they go, just start to feel your swing. "Try and throw a dish cloth round them things". 

Then split your irons into two parts, they'll add. Swing thoughts first then focused target practise...then let's move onto the bunkers. 

Heaven help us. 

One man likes to keep it simple. And that is none other than the legendary Tom Watson. 

Watson, 72, can still stripe it like no other. 

A video of the hall of famer recently emerged where he discusses his warm-up routine. 

And his thoughts are pretty simple, yet effective: "If I start with a wedge, and I can’t hit that good, I know it’s going to be a bad day out there.

"If I don't hit the hybrid good then who cares?"

Who are we to question Watson?

Afterall, he's won eight majors and 39 times on the PGA Tour and 13 times on the PGA Tour Champions. 

Watson reportedly likes to break his warm-up down to a few thoughts: bigger swings and expectations. 

He told Golf.Com that bigger swings help him get looser, faster. 

This is a nice little tip from the legend. 

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