ATLANTA – Tiger Woods is in no hurry to look for a new swing coach, not until he's finished restoring his "explosiveness."
Does he even need a coach?
Woods has been playing since he could walk. If he's not talking about owning his swing, he'll say how important it is to be able to fix it in the middle of a round. That led to a question Monday at Isleworth: Has he ever had coaches who didn't know as much as about swing as he did?
"I would have to say on the technical side, I probably don't know as much as some of them," Woods said without singling out Butch Harmon, Hank Haney or Sean Foley. "But from a feel standpoint, which is something I think is innate because of what we're able to do at such an elite level, yeah, I think I know a lot more than they do. Because they've never played down the stretch of a major championship. What do the hands feel? What does the body feel?"
Woods is known to take only what he wants of the instruction offered.
"You have to understand your practice sessions," he said. "Will they work on the back nine on a Sunday of a major? Either yes or no. And I think that's one thing I've always tried to tell all my coaches. Will it work or not work? And if it's not going to work, then we're not going down that road."