approach shot

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a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green

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The highlight was a 168 yard approach shot to six inches at 17.
The Lahore-based 36-year-old Masih, whose participation on MENA Tour is sponsored by Techaccess, hit his approach shots close to the pin but failed to convert birdie opportunities on some holes including the last where his putt from five feet lipped out.
Apart from the 18th hole, Scott found every fairway with his driver, and set himself up perfectly with low yardage approach shots.
As they walked the picturesque fairways that have since been scorched by the likes of Tiger Woods, finessed by Phil Mickelson and played host to countless others, Morgan shared golf tips, joked around and put a wicked draw on an approach shot for an eagle on hole 17.
Finally, the 512-yard 17 for those with the fortitude and form to play the pro tees offers a relatively straight fairway, but spikes the difficulty with a creek to shoot over with the approach shot and a tricky bunker to the left of the green.
The undulating green falls off in the back, encouraging an approach shot that rolls rather than carries to a rear flag.
He started with a bogey on the second hole, as he misjudged his approach shot, left it way short and then three-putted to drop a shot.
It was an eventful day for the title favourite who pulled his tee shot out of bounds at the par five seventh but escaped with an unlikely par after a monster second drive, clinical approach shot and a single putt.
Lesley Hause of McCormick Advertising puffs on a cigar while determining yardage for her approach shot.
Just as he hit his approach shot with a four iron the wind changed direction and the ball finished in an unplayable lie and he had no option but to go back and play three off the tee.
14 on a wayward approach shot and hitting an errant drive on the next on her way to a double-bogey.
He noted that Phil Mickelson hasn't hit an approach shot between 90-130 yards in six years, so it was all about the best ball strikers in the game - with an emphasis on long irons.
But while his approach shot was online with the flag it hit a small down slope and raced off into rough at the back of the green.
When play resumed, Harrington dropped another shot at the long par three 17th but rescued par at 18 with a superb approach shot from the semi rough to inches from the hole.
He hit his approach shot just right of the green in the rough.