Let’s face it, Tiger’s “new swing” just doesn’t seem to be clicking and I’m starting to have my doubts as to how good of a fit Tiger Woods and Sean Foley really are? I think when Tiger picked up Sean as his new swing coach, he was desperate to get on the right path. He and Haney had just parted ways and he was at near rock bottom of his personal life and his golf life. I’ll be the first to say that many times when making any type of swing change, things can get worse before they get better, but with Tiger’s natural ability, he should be picking things up and seeing positive results much quicker than the rest of us. Now, after several months under the tutelage of Foley, Tiger swing is still missing and it isn’t showing many signs of showing up any time soon.
So should Tiger make a move to someone else for swing help? I’m starting to think the answer is yes. I also believe that Tiger would benefit greatly if he quit over-analyzing his mechanics and just get out there and hit the damn ball. The guys on the Golf Channel were commenting the other day how Tiger is always saying how he “needs more reps” to get this new swing grooved, yet he is still playing his little mini tour of events that he’s always participated in. If he needs reps, why not get out there and play some more tournaments that he doesn’t usually include in his yearly schedule. You can only do so much on the range. Eventually, as well all know, you have to take that game to the course. Yesterday alone, we saw Woods hit two of what might be the worst shots of his career. Popping up a couple of 3 woods off the tee a mere 180 yards.
So it begs the question, should Tiger dump Foley and move onto someone that might be a better fit for his approach to the golf swing?