Woods reveals he is comfortable coaching himself
While Tiger Woods has been a single man “off” the course for a few years now, it has been revealed the former long-running world No.1 is quite comfortable going it alone “on the course” as well these days.
It’s no great secret that Woods has now been working on his game without a coach and it seems he is quite comfortable for it to remain that way – at least for the time being.
Tiger Woods (Credit: PGA Tour)
Certainly it’s been keeping Woods busy as the 14-time major winner studies replays and videos of his swing in an effort to improve enough to break what is becoming a frustratingly long drought without winning.
Yet Woods has still been able to show the golf world that his game is back and an 80th victory on the US PGA Tour is certainly now within reach once more.
Maybe even a 15th major could be considered within his grasp as well as he contended in both the final two major championships of the year, the British Open and the US PGA without quite being able to get the job done.
“I’m looking at a lot of replays and videos and just analysing what I am doing,” Woods said when quizzed about his lack of a coach.
“I’m going about doing this on my own this entire year, and basically, since my back was fused.”
Woods also admitted he was still trying to figure out how much he should practice.
“I want to work on certain things, but I shouldn’t do it,” he said.
“And when I do work on things I’ve got to pick which part of the game to work on.”
“I can’t do it all like I used to. I have to pick certain parts…and certain days to work on different things.”
“And really pace myself through — this is a lot of golf here that I’ve played of late.”
Woods also said he was trying to get his body ready for long periods of golf.
“(I’m) making sure that I recover; at 42 years old, that’s a little different now,” he said.
“I don’t go run three to five miles post-round to relax. Those days are long gone.”
Since turning professional late in 1996 and winning his first major, the US Masters in 1997, Woods has been coached by Butch Harmon, Hank Haney, Sean Foley and Chris Como.