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Woodland: I'm getting into the swing of things

Gary Woodland was irritated by his showing at Torrey Pines, failing to make the 54-hole cut.

Then again, he realized it might take time for him to adjust to a new swing.

"I'm changing the whole path of the swing," Woodland said. "I'd like to be ready for Augusta."

Woodland already has gone through substantial changes off the course. He left Kapalua at the start of the year and flew to Las Vegas, where he spent six straight days with Butch Harmon.

That he wants to be ready for the Masters would indicate an overhaul. Harmon says that isn't the case.

"He's been pretty one-dimensional," Harmon said Tuesday. "We're getting him to move the ball around, change his trajectory a little, change the setup and the path of his swing and get more of a variety of shots, which he needs to have. We knew he wasn't going to be very good last week. Finally, the last nine holes things were starting to click. But it's going to take a while."

Harmon said Woodland is hitting the ball an extra 15 yards - "I know that's hard to believe," he said - to the point where he had to switch the model of his golf ball.

Harmon liked the short game but is working on lower the trajectory of his wedges.

"The kid has a chance to be the best player in the world," Harmon said.

Harmon, who has cut down on his stable of clients over the year, now works with Woodland, Dustin Johnson, Nick Watney and Phil Mickelson.

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