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It was good enough to win, that's for sure. But, I wonder if this extreme ball working will be as successful for him as the swing from his early years. What I saw at Torrey Pines just won't work on all courses. I do enjoy watching it because of the skill involved. It interests me to watch his practice swings and know in advance of his addressing the ball that it's going to be a fade or a draw. He remains a tremendous athlete.
Bobby Batronic says it's very timing reliant and I agree with that. But, timing can be elusive in golf, particularly when you're using multiple swings. Frankly I don't think I could ever have reached the stage where I aligned my feet towards the ocean and just knew that I'd hit a cut.
It's the driver that concerns me the most. The rest of his game looks to me to be basically where it was when he was blistering the other pros (although admittedly he is sometimes working the mid range clubs more than he did earlier).
That was the original intent for that hole. I remember there being alot of talk about Tiger working on a slinging hook with the 3 wood specifically for that shot one year. If the added length take the driver out of his hands, that might be a benefit.
The key for Tiger will be rhythm. If he loses that or rushes his transition, he will struggle to hit his driver.
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