Woods swing sparks debate


MARANA, Ariz. – After the World Golf Ranking, there is nothing more derisive right now in golf than Tiger Woods’ swing and following the world No. 3’s early exit from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Wednesday the echoes of discontent grew even louder.

One of the more surprising appraisals of Woods’ new action came from his former swing coach Hank Haney who Tweeted: “For all the talk of Tiger’s poor driving the last six years I have never seen him drive it out of play with a match or tournament on the line.”

Haney later Tweeted, “He doesn’t look lost to me, he hit a lot of good shots today and made a lot of good swings, just a bad one at the end.” But you get the point. When it comes to Woods’ action there is no middle ground, as one player offered an opposing point of view on Wednesday.

“John Cook (who last week suggested Woods was close to understanding his new swing) must be losing his memory. He must think ‘vintage’ Tiger is from the Haney era,” he said.

And they say politics is tough.