People can disagree till they are blue in the face (and I approve of open debate, so that’s OK), but it is my firm belief that Tiger and Foley have changed focus on what he is working on and not that either of them care, but I approve.
He was able to control his ball flight in the wind on Saturday and the driver swings I saw, the shoulder turn and amount of head dive looked solid.
As I have said before, the head dive is not a problem per se, as long as it isn’t too pronounced.
Like I said when he played well under Haney and now Foley, it was not relevant to me how he scored one round or one tournament, but how I thought his game was progressing and would he win majors.
I know it’s easy for me to say this after a win, but I have criticized his swing after wins before. His swing is moving in a positive direction and maybe he can put more work on his short game.
He was able to hit clutch tee shots in the fairway and clutch iron shots under pressure coming down the stretch. That put him in position to win the way Tiger wins…with his putter.
I have not seen that in a while. I know it’s just a silly season event, but this is the first sign I have seen that Tiger is actually starting to move in a positive direction with his game in many years.
That steep, over the top practice swing he was making this week, tells me he knows exactly what his issue is. The dive and vertical shoulder turn. The more the shoulders rotate around the spine, the less dip he is going to have and the easier it is going to be for him to control his stinger, control distances into the green and more importantly, keep his driver in the same zip code.
I am not ready to say he is back until he wins his next major. Unfair, or not, that is the standard he has set for himself.
However, I am of the opinion that he is back in the right direction.