I am going to state my Tiger position again.
I have never been a fan of Tiger as a person. I won’t go into all the reasons, but they predate “Skank Gate.”
I am a HUGE fan of Tiger’s game. He works hard, has immense mental talent for the game (that I am jealous of) and watching him play well is very exciting and is what has led to golf being so popular.
Tiger playing well is good for the popularity of golf.
I have been very vocal about thinking the “Foley Swing” is not good for Tiger. My prediction of that partnership being done after the British Open was postponed by the injury that prevented Tiger from playing for several months and missing two majors.
I think the mediocre finish at a course that Tiger has dominated (with Tiger being last in the field in driving accuracy) and Tiger turning 3 under into 7 over in one round has sealed Foley’s fate.
I am surprised those two big egos have lasted together this long, but this round has to be blamed on someone and when Tiger blames it on Foley when they get together, it might be tabloid worthy.
I hope Steve Stricker continues to contend and win so all of the know-nothings will come out of the wood work and criticize his swing for lack of lag and lack of power again…LOL.
There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance…and I cross it often. However, as I have said many times, I am though worrying about offending people who don’t like me anyway.
I just watched some of Tiger’s swings. I will do nothing but make some sense.
If you make a back swing (as a spectator you are viewing from down the line or behind) and your shoulders turn level to your spine on the downswing, the sooner the right shoulder replaces the left shoulder in space, the better your shoulders are turning.
This is not my opinion, this is just a simple fact of body mechanics. Every play on Tour does this. I do it very late and that is why I haven’t quite gotten back to high level consistent golf.
Tiger is getting there…never. His right shoulder NEVER gets back to the point where his left shoulder was at the top of the swing. Even most 15 handicaps get there at some point.
Tiger isn’t even close. His right shoulder is passing a good 6″ inside where his left shoulder was at the top of the swing and that is because his shoulders are turning almost perpendicular to the ground on the downswing.
THAT IS NAAAAAASTY!!!!!!!!!!!
He has the downswing of a 30 handicapper who is trying to help the ball in the air right now…and I am not saying that to be funny. It is the truth.
Check Tiger’s swing right now and check the swing of ANY tour player and you will find what I am talking about.
Actually…check out tiger 2000 on youtube. Perfect shoulder rotation.