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This is the technique Rory McIlroy uses to hit high, soft bunker shots (golf.com)

One of the keys to Rory McIlroy getting back in the winner’s circle last week was his ability to scramble around the greens. Whenever he got himself into any trouble, he was able to easily get himself back into position to minimize the damage. For the week, McIlroy ranked first in the field in scrambling with 14 saves in 18 opportunities.

That scrambling ability came up clutch multiple times last weekend, particularly when he found bunkers. McIlroy hit into greenside bunkers six times for the week and escaped with par four times.

The key to his excellent bunker play? Superb technique and great hands. In a video posted by the PGA Tour this week, former Tour pro Parker McLachlin broke down this technique for high and soft bunker shots, and how you can incorporate it into your own game.

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