Monday, April 19, 2010

Tiger with the Yips?

According to analysis done by the Somax Performance Institute, Woods may be fighting the yips with his driver.

I have to say it's hard to believe the number one player in the world could have the yips.

Here is some of what they had to say and a video analyzing Tiger's swing.

Many famous golfers in history--Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Lee Trevino among them--found their careers ended by the yips. Our analysis of their swings show they all fought centrifugal force with their driver. This overuses the forearm muscles, creating tension and microfibers that cause the muscles to spasm while putting.

Somax can release the tension and microfibers, but it makes more sense to avoid the problem in the first place.

In our video, we show a simple solution to hitting long, accurate drives without overloading the forearm muscles.

Video and analysis