Tiger Woods might not make the comeback people want him to make
For a long time, Tiger Woods making a comeback has been the talk of the community and rightly so. He was once the poster boy of golf revolutionising the way the game was played. He won his first major by a humongous margin of 12 which started his vice-like grip on the sport since 1997. But the truth is in recent times with the rise of new stars like Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy the sport does not need Woods as much as Woods needs the sport. Golf is in a great place right now with the new stars and players making tremendous contributions to the game and though Woods’s inclusion is welcome it, however, is not necessary. Back problems and spasms has seen him change his action to minimise the strain on his back, but the significant difference between the old and the new Tiger is not in the actions but his general self-assurance. His confidence has taken a hit, and he looks half the man playing the shots he once used to with ease. On asking his coach Butch Harmon, he said that Tiger Woods might not win his very next major, but there is a chance that someday he will.
Tiger Woods split with his swing coach
Over the years Tiger Woods has been associated with a lot of coaches. Chris Como was the last of the lot. For the past three years Chris Como has been Woods’s swing coach, but now it seems that the two have decided to end their partnership. Tiger Wood’s professional career will see him go through his relearning of the golf swing and his body on his own after the crucial fusion surgery. For now, the split seems amicable, and Woods was quoted saying that he had nothing but respect for Chris Como. They started working together in November 2014, and since then the soft-spoken Como was seen helping Woods at various Tour stops most recently the Farmers Insurance Open in January. But his game was inconsistent during their time. Como on being asked about the event said that he was appointed to make Woods utilise his own instincts and feels while playing the game and now that Woods is fit he is very happy with the result.
Justin Rose wins Indonesian Masters
Weather delayed Indonesian Masters saw Justin Rose play 30 holes to claim victory by 8 strokes at the Royal Jakarta Golf Club. He was ten under 13 holes in the final round but pushed to bogey the par-4 16th to hit a final round 10 under 62. Rose, who led after all the first and later delayed rounds, had a 72-hole total of 29-under 259.Coming in second was Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand with a 65. This win marks a stellar end to the Englishman’s 2017 campaign with him winning three majors in the last two months.