Tiger Woods doesn’t need a swing coach.
He only needs a set of eyes to be his mirror.
That is the take from Steve Stricker, who played with Tiger Woods at the Memorial last week and spent some time with him on the driving range, where Woods picked Stricker’s brain. Basically, Stricker re-made his swing on his own a few years ago, setting up his comeback from hard times.
“It sounds like he's going to do it on his own,” Stricker said at the John Deere Classic Media Day this week. “We were talking swing last week. If he listens or not is one thing, but he's got the capabilities, or the abilities, I would say, to handle it better than anybody on his own.
“I don't think there's a teacher in this world that could probably teach the guy what he probably already knows. What you need is probably some good set of eyes to watch to see what he's doing, but it looks like he's going to do it on his own. He's got his camera, his iPhone out, he knows the positions he wants to be in. He knows he has some problems that he wants to fix. He's working at it.”
Stricker also made this observation about his time with Woods: “I haven't seen a happier Tiger Woods than I had this last week. He seems like he's in a good place as far as what I saw last week.”