PGA Tour PlayersDon’t Try This AT Home: So you think all professional golfers have textbook swings, with picture-perfect positions from setup to finish?

Think again.

In fact, most PGA Tour Players swings feature at least one quirky element that defies convention. It might be an overly strong grip or a looping takeaway. Maybe their hands are oddly contorted at the top, or their head pops up early on the downswing.

Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Jim Furyk, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson… the list of pros with funky swing mechanics is long and distinguished.

Regardless of their idiosyncrasies, all PGA Tour Players arrive at impact in perfect form (except maybe Lee Westwood). That’s a testament to these pros’ considerable talents and obsessive practice habits – two things most amateurs can’t match.

That’s why we’ve titled this series “Don’t Try This At Home.” Each installment will feature photos of an amateur golfer demonstrating an unconventional move by a famous player, with text describing the position. From there, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t emulate this pro, how they work around the golf swing flaw, and what you can do if you suffer from the same affliction.

1.Adam Scott Pro Golfer: “Flawless” Golf Swing Starts at Address
2.Angel Cabrera Golf Pro: Free-Swinging Style Grounded in Fundamentals
3.Annika Sorenstam Golf Pro: Early Head Movement
4.Arnold Palmer Pro Golfer: Helicopter Golf Swing Finish
5.Ben Hogan Golf Pro: A Lasting Impact on Modern Pros
6.Ben Hogan Golf Pro: Bowed Left Wrist
7.Bill Haas Pro Golfer: Efficient Hip Rotation Keys Solid Ballstriking
8.Boo Weekley: Unique Character, Simple Golf Swing
9.Brandt Snedeker Pro Golfer: Compact Putting Stroke
10.Bubba Watson Pro Golfer: Instinctive Shotmaking – Golf Tip
11.Byron Nelson Pro Golfer: Caddie Dip Golf Swing
12.Colin Montgomerie Golf Pro: Upper Body Tilt
13.Corey Pavin Golf Pro: Shotmaking to Fit Any Situation
14.Darren Clarke Pro Golfer: Core Muscles Power the Golf Swing
15.Davis Love III Pro Golfer: Ultra-Wide Golf Swing Arc
16.Dustin Johnson’s: Bowed Left Wrist – Pro Golf Tip
17.Fred Couples Golf Pro: Left-of-Target Alignment
18.Gary Woodland Golf Pro: Drives Launched on the Upswing – Golf Swing Tip
19.Golf Pro Calvin Peete: Bent Left Arm – Problem or Cure?
20.Golf Pro Carl Pettersson: “Over the Top” Shift on Downswing
21.Golfer Ernie Els, Big Muscles Power Effortless Golf Swing
22.Graeme McDowell Pro Golfer: From Laid-Off to Spot On – Golf Tip
23.Graham DeLaet Pro Golfer: Powerful Swing Founded on Fancy Footwork
24.Harris English Pro Golfer: Standing Tall with an Extra-Wide Golf Swing
25.Henrik Stenson: Hips Shift Left Before Arms Finish Backswing
26.Hunter Mahan Pro Golfer: Superior Hip Rotation – Golf Tip
27.Ian Poulter Golf Pro: Unusual Setup, Exceptional Results
28.J.B. Holmes Pro Golfer: Short but Powerful Golf Swing
29.Jack Nicklaus Golf Pro: Flying Right Elbow
30.Jack Nicklaus Golf Pro: Unique Address Positions
31.Jack Nicklaus: Golf My Way Inspired Millions of Players
32.Jason Day Pro Golfer: Left Leg Snap at Impact – Golf Swing Tip
33.Jason Dufner Golf Pro: Tucked Right Elbow
34.Jay Haas Pro Golfer: Pause at the Top – Golf Tip
35.Jim Furyk Pro Golfer: Extreme Closeup with the Hands – Golf Tip
36.Jimmy Walker: Wide Stance Powers Tour’s Newest Star
37.John Daly Pro Golfer: Extra-Long Backswing, Golf Information
38.Jordan Spieth: Fine Technique Powers Phenom’s Golf Swing
39.Justin Rose: Right Knee Stays Flexed for Balance, Power
40.Keegan Bradley Pro Golfer: Weight on Heels at Address – Golf Tip
41.Kuchar’s Arm Lock Putting Stroke Keeps Wrists Stable
42.Lee Westwood Pro Golfer: Chicken Wing – Golf Tip
43.Louis Oosthuizen Pro Golfer: Small Build, Big Power – Golf Tip
44.Luke Donald Pro Golfer: Classic Finish Position – Golf Tip
45.Mark O’Meara Golf Pro: Simple Swing Around Tilted Spine – Golf Swing Tip
46.Martin Kaymer Pro Golfer: Tennis Ball Golf Drill Creates Wide, In-Sync Backswing
47.Matt Kuchar Pro Golfer: Flat Swing Plane – Golf Tip
48.Miguel Angel Jimenez: World’s Hippest Pro Golfer Lets Lower Body Turn
49.Mike Weir Golf Pro: Extended Pre-Shot Swing Waggle
50.Moe Norman Pro Golfer: Single-Plane Golf Swing
51.Nick Faldo: Compact Golf Swing Control
52.Nick Price Pro Golfer: Ultra-Quick Tempo, Golf Information
53.Patrick Reed: Left Foot Move Doesn’t Derail Potent Golf Swing
54.Paul Azinger Pro Golfer: Ultra-Strong Grip – Golf Tip
55.Phil Mickelson Pro Golfer: Tighter Swing Under Harmon’s Tutelage – Golf Tip
56.PRO Golfer Signature Move Best 1-10
57.Rickie Fowler Pro Golfer: Off-Plane Takeaway – Golf Tip
58.Robert Garrigus Pro Golfer: Massive Rotation Equals Monster Drives – Golf Swing Tip
59.Rory McIlroy Golf Pro: Big Weight Shift to the Right – Golf Swing Tip
60.Ryan Moore: Nothing Loopy About His Results
61.Sam Snead Pro Golfer: Knee Separation on Downswing – Golf Tip
62.Sergio Garcia Pro Golfer: Super-Late Release, Golf Swing Lesson
63.Seve Ballesteros Pro Golfer: Early Wrist Hinge – Golf Tip
64.Steve Stricker: Firm Wrists Throughout Golf Swing
65.Tiger Woods Pro Golfer: Downswing Dip – Golf Tip
66.Tom Lehman Pro Golfer: Lateral Move Keys Anti-Slice Golf Swing
67.Tom Watson Golf Pro: Consistent Spine Angle – Golf Tip
68.Vijay Singh Pro Golfer: Great Extension Through the Shot – Golf Swing Tip
69.Webb Simpson Pro Golfer: Powerful Downswing Lag – Golf Tip
70.Yani Tseng Pro Golfer: Down and Up Through Impact – Golf Tip
71.Zach Johnson Pro Golfer: Body Rotation Makes Strong Grip Work – Golf Tip