I did a video not too long ago of Tiger’s first batch of swings as he comes back from his 4th back surgery (click here to watch if you haven’t seen it), this one being the most serious, a fusion. My take was that I liked what I saw, and that the only thing I was concerned about was his ability to rotate his hips through the impact area and his tendency to get “stuck” with the shaft approaching from too far behind his hands due to the combination of slow hips and his hands and arms dropping straight down in transition rather than out toward the ball. In these swings (there are no good ones from down the line) it appears that his hip motion is deeper, and more fluid and his footwork looks good. He has always had a great golf swing, and if he can play without pain I think he will hit the ball fine. The two things that I believe will determine whether he shoots good scores or not will be the fatigue factor on the last few holes of each round, and even more importantly his short game, which has not been very good the last few times he has played in competition. My guess is that if he can keep playing for a few months without reinjury he will be ready to compete at the Masters, and everyone will love that.