For difficult bunker shots, Johnson endorses a two-step approach. First, pick the spot on the green where you want the ball to land. Second, use that spot to decide the type of shot and amount of spin you'll need to get close to the pin. "If I'm facing a short bunker shot without a lot of green to work with, I pick a landing area where the ball won't roll a lot," he says. Impart a good amount of spin (a function of clubhead speed through the ball) and hit two inches behind the ball.
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