Tiger Woods has announced that he and his swing coach, Chris Como, are going separate ways ahead of 2018. Woods worked with Como for three years, hiring him at the end of 2014, although only playing sparingly since.
Woods stated: “Since my fusion surgery, I have been working hard to relearn my own body and golf swing. I’ve done this by primarily relying on my feel and previous years of hard work with Chris. For now, I think it’s best for me to continue to do this on my own. I’m grateful to Chris Como for his past work, and I have nothing but respect for him.”
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 22, 2017
An interesting move given he only recently returned to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge, where most critics would agree he played well. This is a high stakes game after all though, especially for the top players in the world, so it can be understood that Tiger has thought hard about his future and believes this to be one of the many moves in which he will find success again. Now Tiger is in charge of his swing, and as he said, relying on feel seems to be working, and who better to know the correct feel than Tiger himself?
Como was Wood’s fourth swing coach as a pro, following Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Sean Foley. What do you think about Tiger’s decision? A good or bad move?