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I have trouble hitting my 3 wood out of the rough. Is this typical?

Yes, it's very common. 3 woods do not have a lot of loft and are very long. It's easy for them to get stuck in the rough, de-loft even more and barley shoot the ball out.

The deeper the rough, the more you need to sacrifice distance and choose a more lofted club just for the sake of getting the ball out and back on the fairway. It's called damage control. Don't try to be a hero and go slashing away with your 3 wood.

For extremely deep rough you may have to go all the way down to a wedge to get the ball out safely. You may have noticed that before at the U.S. Open where it is quite common.

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