epa03897851 US Team member Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during morning Fourball competition in the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, USA 05 October 2013. The USA team takes on a team of international players in match play competition. EPA/TANNEN MAURY
Monday, January 27, 2014

A ripped Tiger Woods at the 2013 Presidents Cup (EPA Photo). A ripped Tiger Woods at the 2013 Presidents Cup (EPA Photo).


The Big Miss

"My opinion is he did too much of that," Haney said. "He does a lot of the gym stuff. I know you need to do some for golf, no doubt about it. You need to be in shape, you need to avoid injury, but my opinion is he really overdoes that. ... I look at him now and a lot of guys mentioned on the telecast, he looks bigger this year. I think Peter Kostis mentioned that. He looks like he's gained more muscle mass. When he was thinner and younger he was actually faster then. The strength maybe helps you get out of the rough but I'd agree that he's overdone it. But he loves to work out."

"Let me tell you what his real key to golf is, it's getting out there and practicing his putting. He had five three-putts in 54 holes at Torrey Pines and you're not going to fix that in the gym. Now Tiger Woods is the best lag putter I've ever seen. When he personally asks me, 'Hank, who is the best putter?' I said, 'You are. You're the best putter and Jack Nicklaus is the best.' The two greatest putters ever because they're the greatest pressure putters. But Tiger's lag putting is phenomenal. For him to go out and three-putt five times at Torrey Pines, I can't even believe it. There's just no way that he put in the time on the putting green and practicing. It's impossible. He's too good. His stroke is too consistent. He's too great a putter. So I'm right there with you. Less time in the gym. He's beat himself up, no doubt about it, but less time in the gym, more time on the putting green. There's just no way he should three-putt five times. That's just ridiculous. He's Tiger Woods. That just can't happen."

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