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— Deadspin (@Deadspin) December 4, 2014
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) December 4, 2014
The Golf Blog says: Ryan Ballengee reports that Tiger Woods watched old videotapes of his swing from the days of even before working with Butch Harmon. He’s giving up the Sean Foley swing, apparently, not to mention the Hank Haney swing that accentuated the “Big Miss” off the tee.
The swing doesn’t look that different to us. We hope it brings back the old Tiger this year.Tweet
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) December 2, 2014
The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods is back from his months layoff. After announcing a new swing consultant Chris Como last week, Tiger showed off his swing. It looks good, if not fast.Tweet
Chris Como, one of best teachers "tee to green" for 2013 -Golf Digest,named Tiger Woods new swing coach. pic.twitter.com/NMSbk2NepC
— Ron Mintz (@PGATOURNEWS) November 22, 2014
Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I’m excited to be back competing.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 22, 2014
The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods took to Twitter on Saturday to announce he has enlisted Chris Como as a swing “consultant.” Tiger stopped short of calling Como his swing coach.
Como, who is only 36 years old, was introduced to Woods by his trusted advisor and fellow Stanford teammate Notah Begay. Como, who studies biomechanics, is known as a rising star among swing coaches, making Golf Digest’s list of best young teachers. Based in Dallas, Texas, Como works with Aaron Baddeley and a few other PGA Tour golfers.
By the looks of biomechanics, Tiger will be stripping down to get some highly sophisticated computer analysis of his swing.
— Chris Como (@ChrisComoGolf) November 23, 2013
— Chris Como (@ChrisComoGolf) May 7, 2013
— Chris Como (@ChrisComoGolf) February 4, 2013
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 18, 2014
The Golf Blog says: Veteran golf writer Dan Jenkins wrote an admittedly fake interview with Tiger Woods for Golf Digest. Yes, Golf Digest. This is no April Fool’s joke. Jenkins painted the fake Tiger in a very unflattering light.
Tiger came out today with a response, calling out Jenkins and Golf Digest for their lack of integrity and journalistic ethics. Tiger wrote in the Players’ Tribune: “The truth is, Jenkins has no idea how I think or feel about any of the things he claims to know about, which is why he had to make things up. Frustration or resentment because I have not been more available to him should not give him a license for an underhanded attack on me as an athlete, as a professional and as a person. I guess Golf Digest’s editors believe this is a good way to sell more magazines.”
Golf Digest should be ashamed of itself for publishing such garbage. As Tiger put it, the article’s not true and not funny. Since when did Golf Digest become a tabloid?Tweet
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) November 9, 2014
The Golf Blog says: Bubba Watson finished bogey, double, and then hole-out eagle from the bunker to make his way into a playoff with Tim Clark. Watson then won in the first playoff hole with a 20 foot birdie putt. The win vaults Watson to No. 3 in the World Golf Rankings.Tweet
— thegolfblog (@thegolfblog) October 4, 2014
The Golf Blog says: Less than 24 hours after ESPN’s Bob Harig revealed an unflattering account of how Tom Watson conducted himself at the Saturday night U.S. team “bonding” session, Tom Watson issued a full mea culpa for his controversial comments to the team.
He also said he and Phil Mickelson patched their differences: “As for Phil’s comments, I completely understand his reaction in the moment. Earlier this week I had an open and candid conversation with him and it ended with a better understanding of each other’s perspectives. Phil’s heart and intentions for our Team’s success have always been in the right place. Phil is a great player, has great passion and I admire what he’s done for golf.”
Let’s give credit to Tom Watson. His coaching was somewhat abrasive and uninspired, but he owned up to his mistakes.Tweet