The response has become patented: the sky is not falling in the world of Woods.
We’re talking about a guy who underwent major surgery within the last year and a major adjustment to his swing and yet has still posted top-10 finishes in each of his first five stroke-play events and, another, walk-off victory at Bay Hill.
By comparison go back to 1998, when he underwent the first major swing change as a professional, he had one victory and 13 top 10s. Flash forward to 2004, his first year with swing coach Hank Haney, and he has a similar line – one victory and 14 top 10s. Since ’04, the Woods-Haney combo has produced six major victories in 14 Grand Slam stars and 26 Tour titles. That’s almost a .500 record, good on a baseball diamond, crazy good on a golf course.
Simply put, Woods is probably ahead of schedule and, as he pointed out on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass, he will continue to “fix it.”