Tiger Woods Hires Chris Como as New Swing Coach
Tiger Woods announced Saturday on Twitter that Chris Como would be his new swing coach, three months after parting ways with Sean Foley.
Como will be Woods’ fourth swing coach. Woods worked with Butch Harmon to begin his professional career, then switched to Hank Haney in 2004. Woods jumped to Foley in 2010, whom he worked with for four years. In his initial statement after Foley’s release, Woods said he did not have a timetable for hiring a new coach. He chose Como three months later.
"I was introduced to Chris this summer by Notah (Begay) and subsequently we had several good conversations about the golf swing," Woods said in a statement. "I’ve worked with him about a month since I started practicing. Chris will consult and work with me during the year."
Como is a 36-year-old teacher based in Plano, Texas, and teaches at Gleneagles Country Club. He is one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and is about to receive a master's degree in biomechanics and has worked with Trevor Immelman, Aaron Baddeley and Jamie Lovemark in the past.
Woods is looking to rebound after a forgettable 2014 season. Amid back injuries and surgery, he played in only nine events, missing the cut in two -- including the PGA Championship to close the year. He missed the Masters and U.S. Open after back surgery and finished 69th at the British Open.
Woods will return to action at his own Hero World Challenge event on Dec. 4-7 in Orlando.
Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I’m excited to be back competing.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 22, 2014