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The part of Tiger’s golf swing that he ‘can’t stand’




As part of Golf Digest’s and Golf TV’s new 13-part mini-series “At home with Tiger Woods”, golf fans are being given an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the 15-time major champion’s home life.

In the first episode, Woods showed off his home simulator studio and while doing so revealed the part of his golf swing that he ‘can’t stand’.

When asked by host Henni Zuel on his simulator setup, Woods explained that when studying his swing ‘he’s learned not to nitpick’ before revealing the part of his swing that drives him ‘absolutely nuts’:

‘There’s certain aspects of my game I can’t stand….Because I’m left eye dominant, I always keep my head down. I’ve never turned it through, you know when I see it on video it drives me…absolutely nuts’

The 15-time major champion compared this issue to Byron Nelson who he said would never show any of the segment of his swing from the moment after he made impact with the ball because he ‘couldn’t stand it’.

Woods further mentioned that it’s a case of ‘understanding what he’s always done’ referring to his head not turning through impact, but that he’s still looking to become a ‘little bit better and little bit more efficient’.

“At home with Tiger Woods – Ep 1”


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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito



  1. Bladehunter

    May 20, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Left eye dominant. So is jack. Supposed to be a hindrance for a right hander. I am the same. And few like it’s an advantage once you learn those tendencies levee the ball. This is why jack picked an intermediate target inches in front of the ball and why tiger uses a line on his ball to putt. You can’t see down the line over the shot.

    • dan

      May 21, 2020 at 6:39 am

      so was Bobby Jones. must be something happening here, the three best golfers of all time.

  2. stanley

    May 20, 2020 at 11:51 am

    i think the most wisdom from his statement is that he, “learned not to nipick” his golf swing. we can all enjoy the game if we allowed ourselves to play instead of thinking about our swing.

  3. Greg

    May 20, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Just think- he might have been a decent player if he had just learned to turn his head through impact.

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Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay to caddie at next week’s PGA Championship



Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay will return to looping duties at next week’s PGA Championship after a mix up meant that Max Homa’s caddie would be unavailable.

Speaking on the Get a Grip podcast, Homa explained that his regular caddie Joe Greiner wanted to attempt to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Chambers Bay – believing that the event was the week of the Charles Schwab Challenge.

However, after realizing the event was in the middle of this year’s PGA Championship, it left Homa stuck, but Greiner quickly found him a decent replacement in the legendary Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay.

“I’m super, super fortunate. I’ve gotten to know Bones out at Whisper Rock in Arizona and he is truly one of the nicest, greatest people I’ve ever been around.” said Homa on teaming up with Mackay.

Mackay has recently worked for NBC and Golf Channel telecasts since his split with Phil Mickelson. However, he has also worked as a fill-in caddie for Justin Thomas, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Walker over the past couple of years.

Next week will be the first time Bones has teamed up with Homa, and it’s a prospect that the 30-year-old is relishing.

“I have the utmost respect for Joe’s caddying and I mean this is not a slight at all, so please believe me when I say that … but it’ll be really cool to be around someone like Bones,” said Homa. “Joe has learned his way into this. Not that Bones didn’t, but he’s been doing this forever.”


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Smylie Kaufman explains brutal 1-foot miss at Monday Qualifying



We’ve all heard stories about how cutthroat Monday qualifying is each week, but Kaufman’s tale is a real heartbreaker.

Kaufman missed out on a playoff by one stroke, and the crucial one stroke needed to make up the ground was a missed 1-foot putt.

The Alabama native took to Twitter on Tuesday explaining the missed 1-foot putt, which he put down to: “not realizing my ball accumulated so much water and sand” after a rain delay.

Golf fans were perplexed by the incident, with many not sure if Kaufman had failed to mark his ball, but it’s more likely that the putt was his second after the restart. Just brutal luck.

The 29-year-olds fall from grace has seen him drop to 1530 in the World Golf Ranking, having made just one cut worldwide since 2019.

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Rory McIlroy’s heart rate hit stunning high on 72nd hole at Wells Fargo



PGA Tour professionals are imperious at looking cool under pressure, but in reality, they aren’t immune to high moments of stress.

Thanks to Whoop’s partnership with the PGA Tour, now us mere mortals can all see exactly how the best are feeling.

The most stressful moment for Rory McIlroy at Quail Hollow last week came on the 72nd hole when he hooked his 3-wood off the tee dangerously close to the water.

Per Whoop Live, the Irishman’s BPM (Beats per Minute) spiked to 140 following the tee shot. It settled back to 115 as he addressed his approach to the green but once again rose dramatically following his putt to win, with his BPM hitting a remarkable 151.


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Whoop, the human performance company and 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor, became the official fitness wearable of the PGA TOUR in January.

Part of this partnership includes Whoop Live, which throughout the season will highlight player biometric data and heart rate during defining moments with real-time metrics integrated into live broadcast and digital content.

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