Tiger Woods’ Woes Worse Than Ailing Back, Pros Say

Tiger Woods’ Woes Worse Than Ailing Back, Pros Say

Tiger Woods tees off on the fifth hole during the first round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
Tiger Woods tees off on the fifth hole during the first round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

 

(USA Today) – A day after announcing he won’t return to the PGA Tour until he’s playing well enough to challenge the best players in the world, Tiger Woods traveled to the Colorado Rockies to begin clearing his head in the thin air and cheer on his girlfriend, skier Lindsey Vonn.

On Monday he’ll head to the Medalist Golf Club near his home in Jupiter, Fla., to begin extensive labor on his troubled golf game.

Where Woods really needs to go, Paul Azinger said, is back to his youth.

“I’d like to see Tiger kick the video camera to the curb,” Azinger told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “What Tiger has done is sacrifice a winning swing at the altar for a quest for the perfect swing. And a perfect swing doesn’t exist. 
 Feel is the key here. A great player has to eliminate one side of the course and he’s fighting a two-way miss. He has to feel he won’t hook the ball instead of thinking how not to hook the ball.”

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