Woods on new coach: 'I may just do it on my own'


Perhaps the search for a new swing coach will simply lead Tiger Woods to a mirror.

In a blog posted Thursday on his website, Woods made it clear he hasn't made a decision on who will succeed Sean Foley - even offering up the notion that he may play sans instructor.

"As for my coaching situation, there is no hard-and-set rule on this," Woods wrote. "I may just do it on my own. I'm keeping my options very, very open. I need to get healthy first before I start back and see how I feel. That's the No. 1 concern. And from there, then I can start deciding where I want to go with it."

Woods and Foley began working together at the 2010 PGA Championship, but last month Woods announced that the two would be parting ways. Woods won five times in 2013 under Foley's tutelage, but in 2014 he battled through an injury-plagued campaign that failed to net a top-10 finish.

Sidelined with a back injury since a missed cut at the PGA Championship, Woods explained that his rehab process continues, and he hopes to start swinging a club "later this month or early next." He confirmed his return to action will be at the newly-sponsored Hero World Challenge, Dec. 4-7 in Orlando, Fla.

"I'm feeling great," he wrote. "I got my strength back and need to get my explosiveness back before I start."