Last week Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, finishing tied for last place in the field through two days. Observers pointed to his once celebrated short game as the cause. Repeatedly, the 14-time major champion chunked or bladed simple chips and pitch shots, causing many to suggest that Woods has developed the dreaded yips on the short shots. Now he’s apparently looking for help.
On the driving range Wednesday morning at Torrey Pines, where he is playing in the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods was asking advice from a wider circle than normal. His latest swing guru, Chris Como, was helping with prep, but Woods also had two other pros weighing in with short game suggestions. Tour winners Pat Perez and Billy Horschel were both alongside Woods as he progressed through his practice.