Tiger has always dropped his head, even in his dominant years. There is a tipping point where it doesn’t affect him on one side and affects him greatly on the other.
In 2000, he had very little of it most of the time.
When he had a small amount, he usually hit it perfect, when he had a lot, it was often sideways.
He has a lot less of an issue with short clubs and has a huge issue with the driver.
He had an issue with it with Haney, when it got really bad at times.
His shoulder turn is too vertical on the downswing and it is so bad on some swings (especially when he swings hard), it is causing early extension.
HOWEVER…the shoulder turn is better than it was the last time he played…so maybe there is some hope.
I still don’t like this takeaway for him.
His short game is not good for him and his putting is worse…and it’s because he is working too hard to make a swing that doesn’t fit him work…and not enough on his short game.
He has admitted that.
I sound like a broken record, but I don’t believe he has enough tilt at address. Combine that with his effort to be centered, that is creating a sensation where he wants to get behind the ball and that is why his head is moving so much away from the target when he gets to impact.
Some of that is not terrible, but Tiger is moving his head so much in so many directions, it is going to be hard for him to get any consistency.