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Arnold Palmer questions Tiger Woods’ decision to tinker with his swing

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Arnold Palmer was always a one-swing kinda guy, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he had something to say on Tiger Woods’ decision to tinker with his golf swing for the umpteenth time in his career.

As Randall Mell reported earlier today on the Golf Channel, Palmer finds the decision almost comical: “I just sort of giggle,” Palmer said. “I think Tiger has a basically sound swing, and he should stick to it. Always changing, it just takes away from something that is really very good.”

While it’s Woods’ decision to rework his swing, you have to wonder if all these changes are necessary. Woods has been a notorious tinkerer over the years, causing headaches for a number of world-class teachers, namely Hank Haney. It’s a wonder he can still function with so many swing thoughts going through his head. Current coach, Sean Foley claims he’s merely simplifying Woods’ swing and thinking; it’s too bad the results haven’t added up to anything.

Maybe Palmer’s right: Woods’ swing was ‘really very good’ … so why even mess with it in the first place?


Written by Jonathan Wall

11/12/2010 at 2:15 am

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  1. […] View original post here: Arnold Palmer questions Tiger Woods' decision to tinker with his … […]

  2. Palmer’s totally right. Tiger should’ve stuck with what Butch Harmon gave him. What was wrong with that swing?

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