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Match Play Tips - from The Greats

Gary Murphy and Irish Open Matchplay

Gary Murphy and Irish Open Matchplay

Gary Murphy, European and Asian Tour golf professional 1996-2012. Golf commentator Sky Sports,ETP and RTE,Columnist with Daily Mirror will be on hand in Carton as the official commentator for the Irish Open Matchplay. We are thrilled to have have him on board.

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One hole at a time

One hole at a time

"If you're down, your goal is to win that hole. Get one hole, then the next."By Padraig Harrington:

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Have a safety drive

Have a safety drive

On a crucial hole, driving the ball in the fairway can be the difference between free drinks and picking up the check. "What I tell my students is, make a practice swing and feel what's happening to your body. Feel what it's like to stay in balance," Breed says. "If you can maintain your balance, the club will tend to meet the ball in the center of the face." Staying…

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Forget your partner

Forget your partner

"Tom Weiskopf used to tell stories when we were partners that I would say, 'Go rack your cue, Tom.' Meaning pick up your ball because I'm going to make my putt,' " Nicklaus says. "Of course, I didn't say that, but the mind-set is a healthy one for match play. If I had an eight-footer and my partner had a 12-footer on a different line, I might want to just…

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Get out fast

Get out fast

"In match play you have to attack every pin, and when you get a lead, keep your foot on the accelerator," says Poulter, who is undefeated in Ryder Cup singles play. At the 2010 Ryder Cup, he defeated Stewart Cink in 14 holes. "After every shot, the clock is ticking, and it's a lot easier to win holes early than late. Don't give anything away from the start. That's how…

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