The Foley and Tiger lovers can hate on me as usual, but I still don’t see him as being back.
My standard for Tiger to be back is when he wins a major. I am not going to be a fence sitter and say he back if he wins one.
I am of the opinion he is not back to “his” standard right now. I still don’t like his swing. It still requires him to manipulate the club too much to win on a course that doesn’t suit him.
I will be redundant and say he won’t win a major that isn’t at Pebble or St. Andrews.
If he does, I will say I was wrong. Until then, I don’t like this swing for him.
All too often he gets too vertical with the shoulders and because of the dive, he has to save it. That great shot he hit into the 72nd hole was a perfect example.
You don’t have to be a swing expert to see when it happens. The finish looks forced and around where his right shoulder is really high. That is the mirror result of it being to under.
Yes, I know he was trying to hit a big draw and not miss left, but that was just an example that was obvious.
It’s not rocket science. When you spend so little time with your shoulders turning at the same angle, it’s hard to repeat.
That just shows you how good he is. Good enough to win on Tour, just not good enough to dominate majors…or even win them.
EDIT…Before you comment, please make sure you get my point. I am not commenting on Tiger’s excellence as a golfer or how hard he works. That is obviously beyond reproach. I have an opinion that this swing doesn’t suit him. That’s all.