If you didn’t already know, legendary golfer Tiger Woods made possibly the worst moves of his athletic career in a U.S. Open round. He accidentally threw a golf club, hit three bunker shots in a row, and one of his approach shots went directly into the ground. That’s embarrassing for Woods and for his fans for sure. However, in a recent press conference, Woods was hopeful for the future. Ultimately, he shot an 80, but he had a positive argument.
Apparently, Woods is in the middle of changing his swing. It hasn’t been perfected yet. Of course, once it’s been perfected, he’ll start hitting all of his shots again. It will be easier once he has this new swing down pat.
Plus, Woods is no stranger to a shake up in his swing. He’s done it thrice before with coaches like Butch Harmon and Sean Foley. These days, he’s working with Chris Como. Reportedly, this new swing is trickier than any of the others. Woods is trying to go back to putting the emphasis on his left leg. Still, he’s spent more than a decade on his right leg, so it’s taking a lot of getting used to. Nonetheless, Woods has faith in himself. He’ll do it because he’s switched legs before.
Finally, he just needs to play more. About a year and a half ago, he underwent surgery on his back, which took a major chunk out of his playing time. Woods hasn’t developed his groove this year, but he knows he can. His career isn’t over; he just had a bad day.
Some fans might not be quite as optimistic. They think it’s been an eternity since Woods has played well. The facts argue differently. In 2013, he was the champion of five tournaments, and he was ranked the premiere golfer in the entire world. He hasn’t won a major in quite awhile, but that doesn’t mean the Tiger has lost his bite. Woods remains optimistic about his career, and we hope his fans feel the same way.