I personally don't see much 2000 in the swing. The 2000 swing had more extension and was more free to swing the arms. This swing is body driven, very much "connected". This might just be because he has a bigger body, but his left arm is lower at the top and his right elbow is tight to his body. The shaft is also more vertical than 2000, which is new. I think Tiger's tendency is to be a little upright halfway back and, according to Haney, fights with this. I think if he took the club back to vertical he'd be across the line. Hard to tell though.
His swing looks pretty good to me....bs more similar to early 2000 and he doesn't have the insanely vertical shoulders through impact which in my opinion is what compressed his disks and lead to the back problems from the get go. The result is a more upright finish and less stress on his back....Over the last 12 years or so his shoulders would get insanely closed on the way down (most likely from his super fast lower body). The only this is that if he indeed isn't swinging full speed with his irons, will this continue or will his shoulders get vertical again once he starts going at it full speed...especially with the driver.
I personally think he needs an arms driven swing to help preserve his back. I think this biomechanically correct stuff he's searching for is great, but putting a lot of pressure on rigidly tying his arms to his body while the body turns hard. Guys like Tom Watson can hit great shots with his feet together, essentially hitting with just his arms. I doubt Tiger could do that well right now.
Anyways, that's my opinion. It means nothing, but you should all know that I'm 100% correct.
His takeaway and halfway back is different compared to 2000. He takes hands more in and higher right arm and I think that's the main difference in how he reaches his top position compared to 2000. He's been doing this for awhile now. His top position isn't that much different from 2000 but it isn't the same and I think it comes from how he's taking the club away in first half of back swing. He current takeaway/halfway back fits more of a body driven swing, imo
TW 2000 swing was like Rambo meets Gumby
Days looooong gone by
Doubtful he'd take swing photos hatless now as well. Those days have passed lol
Smooth one ; )
But, I know you want TW to succeed.
You cant fool me.