- If Tiger Woods never fields another question about the state of his swing, that would be just fine with the 74-time PGA Tour winner. Before talking about how he and his peers tried to emulate the “classic swing” of the legendary Sam Snead, who was pro emeritus at The Greenbrier, site of this week’s Greenbrier Classic, Woods answered — for perhaps the billionth time — questions about the state of his work with coach Sean Foley.(FYI: He’s confident after his win at Congressional Country Club, and he understands the “technical stuff” Foley wants him to do and how to fix it when it goes astray.)
The world No. 4 — who surpassed Jack Nicklaus with his two-stroke victory at last week’s AT&T National to move into sole possession of second place, just eight Ws behind Snead’s 82 on the all-time wins leaderboard — called out those who wondered if Woods would make it back to the winner’s circle.
“I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again,” he said after his victory Sunday. “That was, I think, what, six months ago. Here we are.”
In a Tuesday press conference ahead of this week’s tourney, Woods let the media have it again.
“Like answering your question,” he said to a reporter who asked if the “doubters” fueled his determination to succeed. “I have to do it in every single press conference. … I have to answer it after post-rounds, whether it’s in front of you guys or live-shot.
“You do that for a couple of years,” Woods said to uncomfortable laughter from the assembled scribes. “Sometimes you guys can be a little annoying.”