MARANA, Ariz. – Tiger Woods – who arrived at Dove Mountain just before noon on Tuesday, changed his shoes in his car and spent the better part of 10 minutes with the press before making a beeline for the practice tee – clarified the epiphany that John Cook said he found in his swing last week.
Cook told reporters at last week’s Champions Tour event that Woods’ swing changes had finally “clicked.”
On Tuesday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Woods softened the edges of Cook’s assessment, perhaps tempering expectations at an event he hasn’t necessarily dominated like others.
“I have got a better understanding of it and John saw what I was working on with (swing coach Sean Foley),” Woods said.
Woods said the winds that impacted his play at the Dubai Desert Classic where he finished tied for 20th two weeks ago actually helped him understand his ongoing swing change.
“Over there I got exposed. I was limited in my shot selection and Sean and I worked on that last week,” he said.