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post #127 of 157
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Originally Posted by scopek View Post
 

I'm sure they're coming up with a plan right now. I'll be curious what, if any, swing changes he ends up making. 

 

I think it's way, way too early to speculate about swing changes.  I think we are still waiting for the specific, physical breakdown of how his "Foley" swing puts a disproportionate amount of pressure on his back than all of his other swings (or more to the point, any potential swing change).

post #128 of 157

Expected injury.

with those swing mechanics and impact position its a train wreck to happen.

post #129 of 157

 

Well that sucks. Not that I expected him to contend, but Masters without Tiger is not the same.

post #130 of 157
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post
 

 

I think it's way, way too early to speculate about swing changes.  I think we are still waiting for the specific, physical breakdown of how his "Foley" swing puts a disproportionate amount of pressure on his back than all of his other swings (or more to the point, any potential swing change).

Yes, I agree. I didn't mean to imply that I think TW's back problems are directly related to the "Foley" swing. I was just speculating that because of his back injuries they might consider making some adjustments to protect his back from future problems. It could be that his back injury is from his workouts and little to do with his swing, for all we know. But that doesn't mean they won't consider making adjustments. But as you said, it's early and we'll just have to wait and see. 

post #131 of 157
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Originally Posted by scopek View Post
 

Yes, I agree. I didn't mean to imply that I think TW's back problems are directly related to the "Foley" swing. I was just speculating that because of his back injuries they might consider making some adjustments to protect his back from future problems. It could be that his back injury is from his workouts and little to do with his swing, for all we know. But that doesn't mean they won't consider making adjustments. But as you said, it's early and we'll just have to wait and see. 

 

 

 

With Foley expending advice such as can be seen in these handy videos it would seem impossible that Tiger could herniate a disc working with such a wise instructor as Sean Foley. Impossible!

 

Sean Foley: Swing Like A Powerlifter

 

Sean Foley: Save your back (March 2010)

post #132 of 157
So the question I have is, let's fast forward several months, are we still going to be looking at a swing that appears to be too fast , too violent and aimed too far left. Let alone his head almost a drops 12 inches..........all of this to generate power and at eradic results. My question is I wonder if he has ever considered an even tempo and being more fluid in his swing. - for the safety of his back, knee , knee etc.
post #133 of 157
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Originally Posted by Spitfisher View Post

So the question I have is, let's fast forward several months, are we still going to be looking at a swing that appears to be too fast , too violent and aimed too far left. Let alone his head almost a drops 12 inches..........all of this to generate power and at eradic results. My question is I wonder if he has ever considered an even tempo and being more fluid in his swing. - for the safety of his back, knee , knee etc.

I think so. I don't know how he's going to keep that type of swing into his 40's. We'll see. 

post #134 of 157

Even though he's been irrelevant on the course this season, the guy still influences so many aspects of the sport. Check out these ticket price declines:

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/masters--ticket-prices-drop-in-wake-of-tigers--absence-154420120.html

post #135 of 157

Remember when Tiger first joined the tour, his swing was super fast, and he was out of control with his irons. So I think what, within a couple years he shortened his swing dramatically in order to be more accurate with his approach shot distances.

 

I think after this back issue is resolved, he slows down his swing even more. With the way modern equipment is right now, there's really no reason to swing so hard. Let the clubs/balls do the work.

post #136 of 157
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Originally Posted by albatross View Post
 

Even though he's been irrelevant on the course this season, the guy still influences so many aspects of the sport. Check out these ticket price declines:

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/masters--ticket-prices-drop-in-wake-of-tigers--absence-154420120.html

Interesting, but not surprising. That's too bad given how many great players there are right now. But, I suppose TW does bring a level of entertainment that someone like Dufner doesn't. 

post #137 of 157
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Originally Posted by soon_tourpro View Post
 

Expected injury.

with those swing mechanics and impact position its a train wreck to happen.

 

What other predictions would you care to share with us?  Given your impeccable track record on the subject of swing mechanics, I'd love for you to share more.

post #138 of 157
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Originally Posted by scopek View Post
 

Interesting, but not surprising. That's too bad given how many great players there are right now. But, I suppose TW does bring a level of entertainment that someone like Dufner doesn't. 

 

true, but Dufners wife brings me a level of entertainment that Tigs doesnt....

 

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post #139 of 157
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true, but Dufners wife brings me a level of entertainment that Tigs doesnt....

 

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Ya how in heck did that guy get that hot chick? Unbelievable what money does for a guy.

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true, but Dufners wife brings me a level of entertainment that Tigs doesnt....

 

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I almost said the same thing! LOL! BTW, can't you photoshop duf out of this, he's in the way...

post #141 of 157
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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post
 

Remember when Tiger first joined the tour, his swing was super fast, and he was out of control with his irons. So I think what, within a couple years he shortened his swing dramatically in order to be more accurate with his approach shot distances.

 

I think after this back issue is resolved, he slows down his swing even more. With the way modern equipment is right now, there's really no reason to swing so hard. Let the clubs/balls do the work.

 

This is my prediction as well.  Tiger is good enough that he doesn't need to win the distance game to win tournaments.  Can he swallow his ego though and let the bombers hit it 25 yards past him all the time?

post #142 of 157
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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post
 

 

Ya how in heck did that guy get that hot chick? Unbelievable what money does for a guy.

You answered your own question with the correct answer.  

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Originally Posted by scopek View Post
 

 

I almost said the same thing! LOL! BTW, can't you photoshop duf out of this, he's in the way...

I think someone already photo shopped the dip out of his mouth in that photo.  

post #143 of 157
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I think someone already photo shopped the dip out of his mouth in that photo.  

LOL!!!!

post #144 of 157

I can only find one "injury" for Ernie Els and that was his knee in 2005... that he injured while sailing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darren

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