Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tiger's swing old school but better, according to Cook

Tiger Woods (Andrew Redington / Getty)

Good news for Tiger fans and bad news for Tiger haters. According to John Cook, things are starting to click with Tiger's new swing. Cook addressed the media at a press conference for the Champion's Tour Ace Classic and shared his thoughts on his buddy's game.

"Tiger now really has a great understanding. As of Monday, it finally clicked to him … where the face of the club needs to be at certain points, which really sounded to me like kind of old school Butch Harmon but with a better face angle on his backswing, which means, wow, that’s something really good."

"His excitement is back, just the way he’s portraying things and his body language is upbeat again,” Cook said. It’s not, you know, dreading the Masters. He welcomes it. That’s what we all need.  We all need him back. He wants it, too. He still wants Jack's record. Obviously, he wouldn’t be working as hard as he is if he didn’t.” 

Tiger reportedly got off the plane from on his trip back from the Dubai Desert Classic at 5am Monday morning and was on the range with coach Sean Foley by 8am. It's just a matter of time before Woods puts it all together for four rounds and is back in the winner's circle.

Woods will next tee it up at the Accenture World Match Play beginning next week.