I told several people on Thursday and Friday I thought Justin Rose would win as he looked like he was the most free with his move. Now all I can do is be a Monday morning predictor.
I can also rehash my position on Tiger’s Golf swing.
I have an insight here that I don’t think anyone else does. People assumed I didn’t make the tour because I was crooked, had a bad short game, was a bad putter, bad course management, bad attitude, etc.
None of those were true. I was very straight with the driver most of the time, had a great short game I learned from playing the courses at PGA west and my putting was at worst adequate, and at best well above average for a tour level player.
I had two issues, distance control and the occasional foul ball with driver. Sound familiar?
Now I am obviously not putting myself on the same level as Tiger, that would be ridiculous. However, me not being able to make it through Q-school is very similar to Tiger’s inability to win majors the last 4+ years.
Stats don’t tell the whole story. The occasional foul ball with driver and distance control issues with his irons are a result of flaws in his swing.
People would look at my swing and say it was perfect. I look back, they were hideously wrong. My swing was terriblein the context of managing misses. I look at it now and say…”wow, try making that swing work when it’s OB left and right during second stage of Q-school. Bet you could hit some nice 160 yard wedges when you have 135.”
Tiger wins when he is unconscious with the putter, but there are issues with his swing…stats be damned.
I have been saying this for 4+ years. He is going to struggle to win majors with that swing and I will continue to say it despite what is thrown at me.
His arms don’t have enough room. Any other golfer would have trouble winning the secretaries flight of the club championship with that swing unless they stalled and flipped.
The golf swing for any golfer is entirely about having room and with all the “perfect hogan type positions” he is hitting, he has no room.
This is pertinent to all of you for one reason. Forget about positions and supposed ideals. Give yourself room and that is individual…and standing farther away doesn’t necessarily create room.