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post #19 of 218

This will be interesting to watch. Will he make wholesale changes and take a year to adjust? Or minor changes and adapt enough to peak at the Masters?

 

@iacas , what changes would you suggest to make to his downswing?

post #20 of 218
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Labeled as 2001 .. if I could slow it down, I believe you will see a difference around the front of the right thigh

 

 

That 2001 swing is so smooth

post #21 of 218
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post
 

You can also look at it from Foley's POV. He's got a client who's basically on the shelf for a few months. His time is valuable too.

I agree, and as I stated in my other thread, Foley was taking a lot of blame for Tigers decline from golfs talking heads.  We know from Hank's book that Tiger is demanding and if Foley is helping other pro's win while Tiger is struggling that has to place a stain on the relationship.

 

Tiger should go back to Harmon and try to recapture some of that old magic from his younger days.  Butch doesn't strike me as the type to put up with Tigers crap in the way Haney and Foley did so maybe that's what Tiger needs at this point.

post #22 of 218

Good. I hope he can reconnect with Butch, but I doubt his ego will allow.

post #23 of 218

For all those wanting Tiger to go back to his old swing, it ain't gonna happen. His knees and back can't take the strain anymore. And he's 13 years older.

post #24 of 218

I'd love to see him go back to Butch.  If he played poorly, it would eliminate the coaching change as the reason for his recent difficulty with majors.  If he wins majors...well great, that's what everyone wants to see.

 

But that's unlikely to happen.  So I'm hoping he signs up for evolvr.

post #25 of 218
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Originally Posted by Kieran123 View Post
 

Wow.......so now we wait until he gets a new coach, then wait while he changes his swing with 'reps'. He should be comfortable with his new swing by end of 2015 right?........

 

I don't think he's going to make a change* to his golf swing. By change * I of course mean of the large, sweeping variety he's done in the past (once in staying with Butch), then once each when switching coaches.

 

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Good. I hope he can reconnect with Butch, but I doubt his ego will allow.

 

Not gonna happen, nor should it really.

 

Some interesting tidbits from around golf:

 

http://www.paddypower.com/bet/golf/tiger-woods-specials?ev_oc_grp_ids=1892505

 

https://twitter.com/ellingyelling/status/503933431969882112

 

 

Shaft lean isn't excessive:

 

 

Camera angle is crap too. Makes the handle look farther forward than it is.

 

Also…?

 

 

Maybe he heard about the success we've had rehabilitating the careers of a few Euro Tour players…?

post #26 of 218

Can't wait to read Sean's book.

 

 

JK. 

post #27 of 218

Tiger now endures the struggles that many of us do except at an elite level.  He is simply too mechanical focused on the course and does not just play golf like he used to.  We can debate about what is causing his injuries, but the fact is he has hit an infinite number of golf balls over his lifespan at very high speeds and after awhile it takes a toll on your body.  All of the greats have had their problems as they age and Tiger is no different.

 

JMO, Tiger needs to rest his body the rest of the year (although he said he is going to play in December).  He needs to work extensively on stretching and taking some of his bulk off to allow his body to move more freely like it did when he was younger.  He needs to check his ego and change his game.  At one time he was the master at the short game and he needs to get back to it.  He can hit it plenty long and allow his short game to do the rest.  Forget swing coaches and just do what he feels comfortable doing and allow his experience and talent to take over.  Most importantly, he needs to play more.  He is not good enough now to just show up at majors or huge tournaments and beat these young guns who are extremely talented and have razor sharp games.  

 

Tiger is the most talented and accomplished player of the modern era.  He has the ability to continue to be great but he has to do things differently if he is ever going to make a run at Jack's record.  My feeling is he will continue to be Tiger and will find another swing coach who will mess with his swing and he is taking on another 2-3 year swing change.  Father time is ticking and he just does not have the time now to continue to keep changing swings.

post #28 of 218
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Originally Posted by Divotmaker77 View Post
 

JMO, Tiger needs to rest his body the rest of the year (although he said he is going to play in December).  He needs to work extensively on stretching and taking some of his bulk off to allow his body to move more freely like it did when he was younger. 

 

I don't understand where this "Tiger is bulky" stuff comes from. He's not. Not by any reasonable definitions of the word.

 

And he isn't younger. He's older. He's had injuries. It strikes me as pure folly to just say "swing like you did in 2000!"

 

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He needs to check his ego and change his game.  At one time he was the master at the short game and he needs to get back to it.

 

Stats would likely say otherwise: Tiger's always relied on his full swing to win, as does virtually every PGA Tour winner ever. His short game was great… but he also didn't need to use it much when he was winning events. Winners don't scramble for pars… they hit greens, reach par fives in two, and make the occasional putt (still only 1.8 putts over 72 holes holed by the winners of PGA Tour events from outside 21 feet…).

 
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Originally Posted by Divotmaker77 View Post
 

Most importantly, he needs to play more.  He is not good enough now to just show up at majors or huge tournaments and beat these young guns who are extremely talented and have razor sharp games.

 

He's pretty consistently played a similar number of events (except in the case of injuries) for most of his career. Just as Jack did. Most top guys don't play a super-packed schedule.

 

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Originally Posted by Divotmaker77 View Post
 

Tiger is the most talented and accomplished player of the modern era.  He has the ability to continue to be great but he has to do things differently if he is ever going to make a run at Jack's record.  My feeling is he will continue to be Tiger and will find another swing coach who will mess with his swing and he is taking on another 2-3 year swing change.  Father time is ticking and he just does not have the time now to continue to keep changing swings.

 

Couldn't disagree more because I can't possibly imagine someone with Tiger's past of being that stupid.

 

Sometimes people do some pretty stupid things, but at 39 (effectively), that would be monumentally stupid.

post #29 of 218
Lol@ Elin & his mom....and Brandel Chamblee at 20/1.
post #30 of 218

Interesting news, especially right after Mahan just won. This could actually be a good thing for Foley, doesn't have to worry about "managing" the swing of an aging/injured Tiger and now has more time to focus on his players that make him look good (Rose, Noh, Mahan).

 

Tiger is definitely not going back to Butch, I'd bet my house on it.

post #31 of 218

Maybe he'll just have Joe video him with a Trackman setup...;-)

post #32 of 218
Not gonna happen.-Joe and Tiger?
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Maybe he'll just have Joe video him with a Trackman setup...a2_wink.gif
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post #34 of 218
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Tiger is definitely not going back to Butch, I'd bet my house on it.
How many square feet we talkin? a2_wink.gif
post #35 of 218
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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

Not gonna happen.-Joe and Tiger?

;-) It was a poor joke.

 

I wonder what LaCava thinks about all this... maybe I haven't paid attention, but he doesn't seem to say much.

post #36 of 218

Where's Grant on the list?  And of course T_Dub (ladykiller69) is working with Evolr. :beer:

 

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Also…?

 

 

Maybe he heard about the success we've had rehabilitating the careers of a few Euro Tour players…?

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