Can Tiger Woods become a better golfer?
Unlike most golfers on the PGA Tour who rely on a bit of assistance from the “golf gods", it appears that achieving perfection is all that’s left for Tiger Woods. Coach Hank Haney has confirmed that Woods has made strides since last July when he finished second at the Cialis Western Open. That date also marked the last time Tiger lost in a tournament.
Yes, even the great Tiger Woods needed improvement last season. His driver was a bit erratic, and he brought his “B” and “C” games to many tournaments, although that was usually enough to win.
However, if Tiger brought his “A” game to every tournament, he would probably win with ease. Would that become boring to his fans or would it still amaze us how he can hit so many perfect shots that, when we play, we can only master one or two during a round of golf?
In a conversation recently with Brian Hewitt, Hank Haney commented, “you never get completely there. That’s why it’s so much fun working with him. We know that every day there will be a challenge.”
In answer to my question, “Can Tiger Woods become a better golfer?” I feel that even Woods can outshine his previous season because this is a game that can only be played and never mastered. The elusive “59″ which Annika Sorenstam already achieved could be something for Woods to strive for this season. British betting house, Skybet, has already laid out odds for a more realistic 61.
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Would his achivement in the long run ultimately be hampered by a less than perfect driver that he has to use because of contractual obligation with Nike?
As far as I know, unlike TaylorMade, there are no non-Nike staff who use Nike driver on tours.
Perhaps Lefty was right when he said that Woods was using inferior equipment.
This seems to be the problem with players like he and Tiger Woods who, as you say earlier Oui, are using equipment that they probably wouldn't use if not contractually boundto do so.
Mickelson mentioned during round 2 of the Buick Invitational that he intends to shift back to his original driver. He isn't happy with the way he's hitting the new one.
This seems to be the problem with players like he and Tiger Woods who, as you say earlier Oui, are using equipment that they probably wouldn't use if not contractually boundto do so."
Stacy Tiger has stated his Nike contract allows him to drop any brand club in his Buick bag if he is not satisfied with the Nike club result. I agree that Nike sticks are some of the most difficult to hit and I believe Tiger, Michelle and Paul Casey are the few Nike sponsored players on tour stuffing Nike Blades in their bags. Most are using a Nike tour cavity back. It is a testimony to Tiger that he has been able to be as successful as he has with Nike clubs.
I've hit the Sumo Squared and it hits the same as the Sasquatch (all over the place). It swings like a brick tied to a rope and finally Nike made it look like one.
When I let someone hit my TaylorMade R7 460 an instant smile comes across their face as they crush the ball.
Tiger could hit a beautiful shot with my left-handed golf clubs. It's not necessarily the arrow but rather the indian.
Speaking of which...
P.S. I love my Titleist 905T and the 904F fairway woods although when I have come across another "lefty" who wants to try the driver, they don't have as much success with it as I do.
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