Kiwi Grant Waite tipped to be Tiger’s new coach
Move over Steve Williams, Grant Waite is ready to step into the “breach”. And it’s all thanks to Tiger Woods.
Williams, of course, has been rated New Zealand’s highest-paid sportsman, more than once in his time.
Grant Waite (Credit: Anthony Powter)
And while the former caddy to Tiger Woods has since moved on to caddy for Adam Scott, Grant Waite is the new Kiwi ready to step into a different hot seat for Woods.
Waite has been widely tipped to take over as Woods’ new coach.
Yes, the Kiwi who won the Kemper Open in 1993 is now a highly-respected golf coach.
And Woods himself has sung the praises of Waite’s own golf swing.
Since returning from surgery following a back complaint, Woods has parted ways with his swing coach Sean Foley.
Now the 14-time major winner is tipped to turn to Waite, recently ranked in US Golf Digest’s top 50 coaches based in America.
The other “suggestion” for Woods was a possible return to his old coach Butch Harmon.
Yet rumours persist that Waite is Woods’ most likely option.
“Tiger has, in the past, professed admiration for Waite’s swing when he was on Tour. And now he [Waite] is a teacher,” said US golf writer Bob Young.
Certainly there have been rumours since Woods returned to tournament play that Foley’s coaching methods had hindering rather than helped Woods’ on-going back issues.
Whether Waite can help Tiger add to his 14 majors is hypothetical.
The fact remains, almost everyone in golf wants Woods to get back to his best…and hopefully again mount a challenge for Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major titles.