approach shot

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

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Matloob's tee had landed centrally but as the winds came, his approach shot was wayward and landed to the right of the green.
With the match square and after both parred the par-3 16th, Saso failed to match Bourdage's spectacular approach shot on the 17th, her iron shot landing some 20 feet left of the cup.
Left with a little over 175 yards to the pin, he pulled out an 8 iron and hit his approach shot to the green some 30 odd feet to the hole and give his opponent a small window to catch up as the Kiwi had a shorter birdie opportunity.
My approach shots were my biggest advantage today though I hit a couple of bad shots off the tee.
Englishman Bland, who is searching for his first European Tour title, made a brilliant birdie from the water at the 11th before holing his approach shot from the 13th fairway for an eagle to jump to the top of the pile.
Key decisions made at certain times during the round can save many shots.Next time you are faced with an approach shot into the green, pay close attention to where the flag is located - in the middle of the green, on the left side or the right side?
Matsuyama's approach shot hit a spectator on the knee but he chipped on to the green and his par was enough to beat Na, who was on the green in four and found the creek with his drive on the first play-off hole on the 18th.
Then Noh, who was tied for third at 11 under after two rounds, made birdie putts of 13 feet on 14 and 10 feet on 15 before hitting a 112-yard approach shot within a foot for another birdie, bringing him to 18 under.
And then when I bogeyed seven, I had to make a good par save on nine after getting a bit unlucky with the approach shot. And then I made three very important birdies on the first three on the back nine and gave myself a little bit of a cushion."
10 but picked up a shot on the next hole, parred 12 and dropped another shot after the eagle on 13 before holing his sixth birdie on par-5 15th where he two-putted from 15 feet after a lovely drive and approach shot. He parred his last three holes.
Lane, who began one shot behind overnight leader Golding, produced a stunning four iron approach shot from 175 yards to six inches on the 17th hole to give himself a two shot cushion over the Englishman going into the final hole.
Olesen holed birdie putts from 12 and 25 feet at the fourth and fifth, before striking his approach shot to three feet at the eighth.
It was a good night for Franek, who was also in the prizes after his approach shot on the 16th earned him a nearest-the-pin award.
NOTORIOUS: Rhys Davies hits his approach shot to the dreaded 18th green
But the world No 1 held her nerve and hit her approach shot to within a couple of feet of the hole at the last for a real grandstand finish.