April 30 2012
Tiger Woods answered questions from his fans, and posted the video Monday on his website. Here's a look at some of his responses:
> On what he's been working on since the Masters: "At the Masters, I was kind of struggling with my ball-striking a little bit. Sean (Foley, his swing coach) and I fixed it. It had to do with posture. My setup wasn't quite right, as well as my takeaway. I just needed to do hundreds of reps. I'm getting dialed in."
Woods also said he didn't touch a club for the first week after returning from Augusta National but has spent the past two weeks working on his game.
> Woods said he has changed his swing over the years to alleviate stress on his left knee, which has undergone four operations. "Let's just end it at four and have a nice, healthy happy life," he said.
> Woods said he has made an albatross twice in his career, but not in competition. One was during a practice round with former Stanford teammate Notah Begay at the Walker Cup in Wales in 1995; the other at Isleworth just two days after watching his friend Mark O'Meara make a 2 on the seventh hole.
> His favorite trophy from the majors is the Claret Jug, which is awarded to the British Open champion. "The history and what it represents," Woods said.
> Woods said the best putt he has made on the PGA TOUR was a par putt from just inside 4 feet on the final hole at the 1997 Masters, which he won by 12 shots with a record score of 270 for his first major.
"To set the record, all the history it meant at the time, to have my dad there at the back of the green," he said. "By far it was the biggest."
> Woods said he rotates between putting a 2-iron or a 5-wood in his bag. He said he generally uses a 5-wood in West Coast events but a 2-iron on the Florida swing. He said at Augusta he used a 5-wood.
"If it's hard and fast and dry, I'll use a 2-iron because I can chase it out there,” he said.
> Woods said he only tests clubs when he's "hitting the ball well" because it gives him a truer gauge on the effectiveness of the equipment he's testing.