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Tiger Woods announces split with swing coach Chris Como



The last we saw from Tiger Woods in competition, he finished T9 at the 2017 Hero World Challenge, where his swing looked compact but strong, often hitting 179-180 mph ball speed with the driver. But it seems he was not working with swing coach Chris Como, with whom he’s worked with since November 2015.

Woods confirmed via Twitter on Friday that he has officially split with swing coach Chris Como, saying that he is going to “do this on my own” going forward. Woods also says that during his recent comeback, he has been “primarily relying on my feel and previous years of hard work with Chris,” likely meaning that he hasn’t worked with Como since his spinal fusion surgery.

Here’s Tiger’s announcement via Twitter:


We’ve seen many renditions of a Tiger Woods swing while on Tour; Butch Harmon, Hank Haney, Sean Foley and Chris Como have all shaped Tiger’s swing in different ways. Are we now entering into the “Tiger Woods” version of a Tiger Woods swing? If not, who do you think Tiger will enlist as his next swing coach?

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  1. Steve Wozeniak

    Dec 26, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Duh…….it was clear he had not been working on that swinging left GARBAGE…..nice to see him start covering it again. As long as he keeps working on the right things he will get better and better, it has always been simple to fix.

    Steve Wozeniak PGA

  2. Paul Shirley

    Dec 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

    tiger is a great golfer and does not need anyone to teach him a new swing , i think any pro that has had 4-5 teachers changing his swing would be a basket case and would get hurt .

    tiger is not done and i think he will win a major this year .

  3. The Antihipster Hippie

    Dec 24, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Well, there’s no doubt his swing looked the most athletic it has in years at the Hero. If he keeps playing golf instead of swing I think he’s got a lot of wins left in him. I’m not a particular fan, but I sure would like to see him close out his PGA career on a higher note!

    • peter

      Dec 24, 2017 at 1:47 am

      Science conquers all all all… cause feel is not real real real… and Tiger is all feel feel feel …. swinging with abandon

      • Happy Gilmore

        Dec 24, 2017 at 2:24 am

        You must be on even better drugs than Tiger was. Go to sleep.

        • peter

          Dec 25, 2017 at 1:40 pm

          …. and for you Tiger IS golf… and HE is your drug high. gth.

      • Boyo

        Dec 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

        DB’s will be DB’s.

  4. Keith L Berry

    Dec 23, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Thank God, Tiger is the best feel Golfer on the planet.
    All of those swing coaches helped take away that core feeling you get when it’s just you and you alone hitting the golf ball.
    Maybe he will get that famous touch he had back around the greens.
    Watch Out if that happens!

    • peter

      Dec 24, 2017 at 1:39 am

      Hit hit hit the ball,
      That’s all all all!
      Swing da club club club,
      An’ don’ flub flub flub!
      Golf is easy easy easy,
      An’ breezy breezy breezy!!
      Tiger Tiger Tiger,
      The driver driver driver!

  5. CrashTestDummy

    Dec 23, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Woods knows a ton about the golf swing and of course knows how to swing a club. Getting less technical and more feel based may be best. Looks like the last few years he was playing golf swing instead of playing golf. It will be interesting to watch.

    • roger

      Dec 23, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Yup… Tiger is a feel-based sorta guy … golf, children, women, golf …..

  6. LarryG

    Dec 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Brian Manzella would fix Tiger’s swing once and for all … with help from Zick and Sasho too …!
    Brian would overhaul Tiger’s Alpha, Beta and Gamma swing torques and other miscellaneous forces that reside in the hand paths.

    • Boyo

      Dec 26, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Everybody talking about how to fix a guy that has won %25 of every tournament he has ever entered.

  7. CB

    Dec 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm


  8. HennyBogan67

    Dec 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    This is the best news I’ve heard in 10 years. Tiger knows how to hit it as well as anyone in the last 25 years. I kept saying he should stuff his ears with cotton and hit balls until his hands bleed. This guy has a better swing than anyone out there if he just lets go. May the Force be with him!

    • peter

      Dec 24, 2017 at 1:43 am

      He was great until he joined the Dark Side…. and slid slid slid into the murky waters of pain and confusion … ah such is life …..!!!

  9. Dat

    Dec 22, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Good move! Tiger can do it on his own now, I believe it is for the best.

    • LarryG

      Dec 23, 2017 at 2:32 am

      There’s a big difference between a young and old tiger in the golf jungles. It’s the younger tigers who vanquishes the old tigers to advance the golfing species.

  10. Don

    Dec 22, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Well it’s about time. The tinkerer wasn’t really going to listen to anyone anyways. I believe Butch said he should be doing this well.

    Let’s all look forward to seeing what a Tiger endorsed Tiger swing looks like.

    • LarryG

      Dec 23, 2017 at 2:35 am

      Tiger believes he can resurrect his golf swing by feeling his way through the kinetics and kinematics because feeling and love conquers all.

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