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Tiger is quite obsessed about the fact that he can sometimes get across the line at the top of his backswing.

That means the shaft is pointing to the right of the flag.

To avoid that, he's made his swing wider, resulting in the club pointing just slightly to the left of the flag.

That's correct, because great golfers play most of their golf from there which is called a laid-off position.

The problem with a very wide swing is that the body completes the backswing too early.

This is because the club head has got further to go and it can't keep up.

Tiger needs to get his club head, his arms and his hands away from the ball a lot earlier.

And he needs to stall his body motion.

Otherwise his arms are then just lifting up to the top.




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For me he's getting his club face and left wrist a little bit too closed at the top and this causes him at times to hit some block shots or some hooks.
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David Leadbetter
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