Cook sees vintage Woods


Despite his recent Sunday troubles, final-round 75s at Torrey Pines and last week at Dubai, John Cook said he saw a rejuvenated Tiger Woods on Tuesday at Isleworth.

Cook, who is playing this week’s Ace Group Classic in Florida, said Woods’ swing changes with new coach Sean Foley have “clicked.”

“He wants to play well so badly that he's become one of us,' Cook said. “He never had to struggle like that. He's 35 or 36 now and things happen. He wants it so bad, now he needs to get it onto the golf course and trust it and relax and just go play, because what I saw on Tuesday was vintage. Vintage.

'As of Monday, it clicked, it finally clicked to him on exactly where the face of the club needs to be at certain points, which really sounded like to me like old-school Butch (Harmon, Woods' former instructor), but with better angle on the backswing, which means, wow, that's something really good.'