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On Tuesday at Aronimink Golf Club outside Philadelphia Tiger Woods sounded optimistic about his game following his top-5 finish at the U.S. Open and the work he’s doing with his new swing coach.

“The camera,” Woods said when asked if he had a “second set of eyes” evaluating his swing, once again dismissing speculation that he’s gone to a new coach following his split with Hank Haney.

“Video does a lot. If you can get the proper angles, it's pretty simple whether the club is on plane or not, very simple,” he said.

As for his putting, which was statistically the missing ingredient at Pebble Beach where he tied for 47th in putting average, Woods said he always returns to the teachings of his original guru – his dad.

“My dad, he taught me all the fundamentals and everything I know about putting. I have always gone back to his teachings when it comes to putting,” Woods said of his late father Earl. “Sometimes I'll even hear his voice coming down the stretch on the back nine. That's pretty neat.”