Nicklaus No swing coach for Woods


DUBLIN, Ohio – There has been a lot of speculation since Hank Haney stepped down as Tiger Woods’ swing coach over who might replace him as the guardian of the game’s most-prolific swing. On Sunday Jack Nicklaus offered his thoughts to a group of scribes on the subject.

“I was always a better player when I was making my own decisions about the golf swing,” Nicklaus said. “Even when I was wrong.”

Jack Grout is credited as Nicklaus’ swing coach, but the Golden Bear never worked with him more than once or twice a year.

“(Grout) believed the more I could correct myself the better I’d be,” Nicklaus said.

As for Woods, Nicklaus added credence to the notion that the world No. 1 will go it alone, at least in the short term.

“I think he will ultimately be better (alone),” Nicklaus said.