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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sean O'Hair Was Asked About Tiger and...

Geoff Shackelford has an interesting post about some comments that Sean O'Hair made Tuesday about Tiger's game during a media appearance at Bay Hill. He references this article posted at, which goes into more detail about Sean's comments.

The primary quote from the article is:
"Obviously Tiger is going through some issues right now," O'Hair said Tuesday from Bay Hill. "I don't think that it's anything abnormal. When you look at all the greatest players in the game, you know, Jack, Arnold Palmer, all the greats, they've all had their ups and downs and I think the thing that with Tiger is that he's got to figure out what he wants to do and where he wants to be mentally, and I think that once he figures that out, he's going to be able to do whatever he wants to do again.

"I just think that he's lost and the only reason why I say that is because I see it in his eyes and I see it in how he's walking and I see it in how he's playing because that's where I've been. I've been living it."
An interesting comment there, that O'Hair doesn't consider Tiger's current problems to be "...anything abnormal." That certainly goes against the beliefs of most of the talking heads on TV, doesn't it?

Ironically, O'Hair also spoke about the kind of "advice" that he believes is useless to Tiger. Those comments are in this video, included in an update to Shackelford's earlier post. This is the advice O'Hair said he would give to young players considering a swing change:

Getting past the technical confusion -- didn't I say this a few days back? -- is going to take a little time, especially for a player like Tiger who likes to tinker constantly with his swing. But as Shackelford hinted, the fact that O'Hair has found his way back bodes well for Tiger. And I think he will, simply because I don't think Tiger wants to go out at a low point... and we know how determined Tiger can be once he sets his mind on something.

But if Sean is any indication, Tiger probably won't have things sorted out completely in time for the Masters. That doesn't mean he won't make enough progress to want to test things out in competition, but I'm not betting on it.

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