Monday 23 October 2017

Dreaded case of yips suggests tetchy Tiger has had his chips

Tiger Woods can’t hide his frustration at the Phoenix Open
Tiger Woods can’t hide his frustration at the Phoenix Open

Joe Molloy

Hank Haney is one of many who thinks Tiger Woods has the chipping yips. Woods' former coach said on his US radio show that he "has a serious issue and he knows it".

Certainly his use of four-iron and putter early on in his first round at the Phoenix Open was noteworthy given his chipping woes at his own Isleworth tournament late last year.

This wasn't an old pro reverting to a more conservative shot selection towards the end of a bad day or week. Instead it was a 14-time Major winner not even attempting to play the right shot at the start of his opening round.

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