Jack Nicklaus weighed in on Tiger Woods on Wednesday. Thursday it was another Hall of Famer who had advice for the struggling Woods.
Lee Trevino, speaking at a luncheon to promote the Byron Nelson Championship, said Woods would do good to dump his swing coach and revert back to the same principles that made him dominant over a decade ago.
“My suggestion to Tiger Woods, which I don’t know will ever happen, is he’s got to look at the film from when he started winning all those tournaments and go right back to what he was doing and get rid of all these people,” said Trevino, 71, a six-time major champion.
The comments were first reported on ESPNDallas.com.
Trevino continued by saying once Woods “gets his mindset straight and quits messing with all these instructors” that his winning form will return.
Woods, 35, is four major championships shy of tying Nicklaus’ record. Wednesday Nicklaus said at PGA National that he still believes Woods will find his game and ultimately surpass his major total.
Trevino concurs, to a point. Although he didn’t say if he thought Woods would pass Nicklaus, he does feel that he will find his old winning form.
“He’ll find his game,” Trevino said. “He’s too good a player. He’s got desire. He hasn’t lost that yet. He just got off the road a little bit and it’s going to take him a little while to get his head on straight, but he’s Tiger Woods.”