Cameron Percy is a golfer on the PGA Tour. Cam did not get into golf until his teenage years, but really enjoyed it once he got going. He continued to work at golf through his late teenage years and eventually saw enough success to turn pro. From there, he got on to the Nationwide Tour, and played there and on mini-tours before making it onto the PGA Tour in 2010. Since then, he has played on both the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour.
One of the crucial aspects of Cameron's practice routine is his focus on simulating on-course conditions during his training sessions. While many golfers spend hours on the driving range, hitting ball after ball with no specific purpose, Cameron takes a different approach. He creates drills that replicate the challenges he would face on the golf course, such as hitting shots with out-of-bounds areas or hazards in play. By doing so, he trains his mind and body to make strategic decisions and execute shots under pressure, just as he would in a tournament setting.
One aspect that Cameron focuses on is holes with short game opportunities. He mentions that his stats guy provides him with a list of holes where a lot of players tend to miss the green. This allows him to prioritize his practice time and focus on chipping and other short game skills on those specific holes. By practicing these shots, he can improve his chances of getting up and down and saving strokes during the tournament.
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