The claim is that he is injured and I am not discounting the injury(s). I am sure it hurts and is affecting him.
However, I seem to remember a one legged, bad kneed Tiger winning the US Open at Torrey Pines…but that was a different Tiger. That Tiger was confident, had a great short game and was not in the middle of a drastic swing change.
I was critical of the swing he had at the time, but his short game was so good and his confidence in himself was so high, it over came any swing faults he had.
Tiger’s short game is a victim of neglect because he is so into working on his swing (which stinks, injury or no).
I know from experience what swing confusion and a practice deprived short game gets you. Golf scores far worse than your skill level.
All of you Foley fans can give me all the grief you want. If I were hired to wreck Tiger’s career, I would think of a swing that would have mechanics the are bad for someone who had a history of getting stuck. I would also add in something that would put extra pressure on his bad knee.
Using those parameters, I would have come up with exactly the swing Tiger has been using.
I don’t think Tiger is missing the Open because he can’t play golf…I think he is missing the US Open because he can’t play the golf he finds acceptable. Actually, judging by his performance that The Players, he is playing golf not acceptable to a 4 handicap and I stand by my prediction. Foley will be gone before the PGA.
Obviously Foley is trying to help Tiger and he has helped other players. I just don’t like his ideas and I certainly think what he is teaching Tiger is ass backward from what Tiger needs.
Get out the rotten fruit and vegetables and fling away.