On most approach shots I'm usually looking to hole out from near 120 yards or less without regard for the best leave / easiest follow up putt.
What is your strategy or thoughts on this.
It is a fun question, asking others for their strategy. For me, it is totally situational. Normally I go for everything. I always want the win though (and rarely get one). In most WGT tournaments you will not win unless you make bird or eagle on every hole. Even within the round though, it can become situational. I just finished a 18 hole RG at Wolf Creek. I am not nearly as good on the front 9, so I played mostly for position, just trying to get to about 6 under, which I did. Then I started playing very aggressive, knowing that it would take at least 13 under just to break even. By 18, I was -14, and I once again played for position. It took eagle out of play, but left me with an easy bird to finish.
When I am playing for $$$, I will change strategy depending on the competition. Often times in brackets, I come up against someone that is way better than me. That is a total green light to go for broke. Anything less and I will be knocked out.
My only WGT win since becoming Legend almost 2 years ago, was my first tourney as a TC. It was at Congressional in the weekly multi round open. The front 9 I didn't even think about. I was having one of those rare days where I knew exactly how to hit every approach. I think every hole was a tap in bird without being aggressive. (I played #6 very conservative and missed the long eagle putt). On the back 9, I knew exactly what I needed to score to win, another 9 under. I started playing for position, but after a par on 2, I was forced to go pin hunting. I don't think it really helped though. lol The only hole it payed off was the aggressive drive on 16, allowing me a chance at the green, and the eagle. The rest of the round was only saved by a red hot putter.