Tiger Woods has decided to take things into his own hands. The golfer announced on Friday that he will continue with the comeback on his own, without his swing coach Chris Como.
“Since my fusion surgery, I’ve been working hard to relearn my own body and golf swing.” – said Woods. “I’ve done this by primarily relying on my feel and the previous years of hard work with Chris Como. For now, I think it’s best for me to continue to do this on my own. I’m grateful to Chris Como for his past work, and I have nothing but respect for him.“
Como wasn’t present at the Hero World Challenge tournament in the Bahamas, where Woods made his long-expected comeback. At the tournament, Woods shot three rounds in the 60s and ended up being tied for the ninth, 10 shots behind Rickie Fowler. Most importantly, Woods looked confident and strong enough to go see the tournament out.
Tiger Woods and Como began their collaboration in the summer of 2014. Como wasn’t as present in public as some of Woods’ other coaches, but the pair worked loot together in the past three years.
“Tiger’s electrifying play at the Hero World Challenge was the by-product of a lot of hard work over the last few years while fighting through injury and pain,” – said Como in a statement. “As a result, there’s a lot of enthusiasm for 2018. When our professional relationship began, I was asked to help Tiger utilize his own instincts and feel while playing pain-free. I think we’ve accomplished that and I’m proud of the results. Tiger is ready to have an incredible next run in his career. I’m eager to watch what will be one of the most exciting sports comebacks of all time. I will continue to be a close friend and resource to him and am extremely excited about Tiger’s future, the golf industry and for the fans of golf.“