Don’t get me wrong, I’m the biggest Tiger fan in the world and I’m quite happy that he is back playing. It will be fun to watch if he plays well, but no fun at all if he doesn’t. My guess is that he is healthier now, and if he can avoid getting hurt again he should be able to build up the confidence he needs to swing freely. I’m also guessing that his short game issues were a one-off and that he will once again show that he is great around the greens. He was the greatest putter on earth for quite some time when he was dominant, and he needs to regain some of that magic. As far as the swing goes, it looks aggressive enough but upon closer analysis (I’m comparing him with 2001 mostly because everything I read has him “going back” to some version of his old swing) he is much slower to rotate his lower body and when combined with a more closed clubface in the backswing, a right arm that gets more behind him, and a transition hand path that is much more straight down than out toward the ball, it sure looks “stuck” to me, which I know Tiger hates. I think it would help if he would open the face in the backswing like he used to, a simple change that would lead to a much better pattern, one in which his hands would work out toward the ball in transition as they would in a natural sidearm throwing motion, causing his arms and the club to be more out in front of him in the downswing.