NASSAU, Bahamas – Tiger Woods’ return to competition after a 15-month hiatus has brought with it no shortage of questions, but one of the lingering queries focused on his relationship with swing coach Chris Como.
Woods hired Como in Nov. 2014, shortly after parting ways with Sean Foley. Como was somewhat less visible than his predecessor when Woods was healthy, and his role was largely unknown while Woods spent the last 15 months rehabbing from multiple back surgeries.
But after firing a bogey-free 65 in the second round of the Hero World Challenge, Woods expanded on how he and Como have worked together on the comeback trail.
“We have our little spurts,” Woods said. “I have to also have time to get ready and spend time with the kids and do all those things. We have kind of more like training camps.”
Woods explained that his recent sessions with Como are similar to those he has with caddie Joe LaCava, sometimes featuring short bursts of relatively intense training.
“We’ll have small little windows where we’ll practice when I have time to do it,” he said. “Then I’ll shut it down, I’ll work on my short game in the backyard, chip and putt, and then we’ll have another training camp a week or two later.”