This is, of course, hypothetical, but since I’ve been asked a number of times I figured I’d do a short video on how I would approach teaching Tiger. The things I suggest here are combination of my own swing preferences with things I think have worked for Tiger in the past. I focus here on 5 items; first, setting up in a more athletic stance, taller at address with the weight distributed more toward the balls of the feet. Second, the hands and arms should have more space away from the body, and the takeaway should be straighter back and less inward. I think Tiger functions better with freedom and space, and I don’t think his left arm should be buried against his chest. Third, I would like Tiger to go back to right loading in the backswing, and I would encourage him to move off the ball a bit with his upper body. Fourth, I would like to see the right arm more free at the top (less down and tucked in), and the swing fuller on full swings. Fifth, I think it is of the utmost importance to have the hands moving more outward toward the ball in transition rather than straight down. It has only been since 2009 that Tiger has dropped his hands vertically from the top, and these have not been his best years. And lastly, I think the driver swing should deliver the blow much more from behind the ball, with the emphasis on widening the release area to give him room to square the club with his hands.
Remember that this is the greatest player of our generation (I do), and it only makes sense to try things that have already worked well for him. My favorite swings of Tiger’s career are from 2003, a time in which (as far as I can tell) he was on his own with his swing thoughts.