Tiger Woods Swing Sequence Analysis: 2000 vs 2015


Tiger Woods Impact

Tiger’s impact in 2000 was almost as good as it gets. He looks relaxed yet athletic and he has allowed the club to square up nicely with his body. Everything looks to be inline and ready to launch the ball towards the target. As we look to his current impact on the right you’ll notice Tiger’s forearms are pointing significantly to the right of the target. This position can be traced back to everything that has happened up to now and caused Tiger to have the club coming from behind his body as opposed to in front of it as he did in the past.


Tiger Woods Follow through

The most amazing thing about Tiger’s release in 2000 is how natural it looked, it never looked as if he was trying to release it a certain way or as if he was fighting with the club, everything looked as if it was in harmony. With his more recent swings it always looks like he is trying to hold the face open and guard against the miss left. In doing this he can often block the ball significantly right of target or double cross himself and hit a smothered hook.

Tiger Woods Finish
Similar to how he released the club in 2000 Tigers finish looks so relaxed and effortless on the left. The club has freewheeled through the ball and Tiger can watch the ball in a balanced and poised position. If we look at the image on the right you’ll notice his lead foot has moved more than on the left. This could be partially due to the amount of power he now tries to generate through the ball and also the work his body has had to do in the downswing.

By |2016-11-02T06:51:30+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

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Jamie McConnell
Originally from Co Meath, Ireland, Jamie McConnell moved to Dubai in 2013 to take up a full time coaching position at the Butch Harmon School of golf. As a full time teaching professional Jamie coaches both professionals and amateurs of varying abilities using the Harmon Family fundamentals to help them improve their game.

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  1. Charlie Edmonds 24 December 2015 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Think your analysis is spot on despite the two sequences being shot with cameras at clearly different levels from the ground. Interesting how Tiger’s clubface at the top of the move is fairly shut in 2000 and quite square in 2015. Good work though. At some point i think he became determined to produce a fade as his stock ball flight whereas in 2000 he hit high draws. This is likely tied in with the fact he addresses the ball oriented left of his target recently.

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