Woods puts in overtime on putting


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods said he has put in overtime on his putting stroke getting ready for this week’s Honda Classic, and he has also made an equipment change.

Woods has changed the grip on his Nike Method 001 putter.

“I went back to my old Ping grip,” Woods said. “The way the Ping grip is shaped, it allows more swing, so I went back to that.”

Woods also gave his putting stroke some rigorous work.

“I spent about almost four hours the other day putting, which was good, two different sessions, two with a meal in between,” Woods said. “I just worked on going back to my old basics with my dad, and some of the things that he taught me. When I looked at the tape, I got away from some of those things. My posture was off, the way the club was releasing was off. A lot of things were off. And I just had to start from the get go, just log in the reps, do my little tee drill that you see me do all the time, and I built it from there. It started coming back, the flow and the stroke, and started feeling very good.”