approach shot

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

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On the 10th he sank a 30-foot putt to draw level, and then on the par-five 13th, where partner Webster scrambled to bogey, he hit his four-iron approach shot off the green and played 'one of the best chips of my life' to set up another birdie.
South African Retief Goosen ensured joint fourth place with American Jim Furyk after a 178-metre approach shot spun back into the hole to enable the European Order of merit champion to finish on seven-under.
His average approach shot for the week was just outside 20 feet and he holed out from off the green four times during the tournament.
The green is long and thin and needs a good approach shot but I can see eagles being made here.
On Feng's improbable approach shot, Lewis wrote: "BTW, wait till you see the shot on 18
He goes into today's final round with a one-shot lead after producing a brilliant approach shot to the 18th after he sent his drive hard right and his ball ended up on a drain cover.
The approach shot is uphill and the green runs from back to front and right to left.
His approach shot was 122 yards to the pin and he hit his 9-iron below the hole about 30 yards out in the kukya rough.
Evans went out in two under and although he dropped a shot on the seventh as he pulled his approach shot into the bunker, finished with a 68 and the only sub-par total of 139.
The South African's magnificent approach shot on the penultimate hole buried itself inside the cup without bouncing.
The green is elevated, and there's a deep bunker in front, which I managed to clear with my approach shot.
Lyle added further birdies on the 11th and 13th before a disappointing end to the round, with a bogey five at the last when he lipped out from nine feet after finding the sand with his approach shot.
After finishing tied at 17-under-par 271 in regulation play, the 38-year-old Australian blasted his drive 319 yards down the middle of the first playoff hole with his new ERC(R) Fusion(R) Driver and then sealed his victory with a 176-yard approach shot that sent his HX(R) Tour Golf Ball onto the green and straight into the hole for eagle and one of the most exciting wins in PGA Tour playoff history.
I've been told my 200-yard approach shot at the 18th ended three feet from the pin.
This is a birdie chance for longer-hitting players who can evade the new bunker and get to the flat upper fairway, otherwise players need to lay up on a steeply sloping fairway and play a blind approach shot.