Robert Lusetich talks to Hank Haney about Tiger's game following the U.S. Open at Merion and while the former swing instructor still doesn't like the new swing, what I found more interesting was the concern about his preparation.
“Tiger doesn't have as good a chance of winning on courses that he doesn't know well,” he said. “He is a great greens rememberer, but if he hasn't played the course his greens reading won't be nearly as good.
“He struggled at TPC (Sawgrass) after they changed the greens and now he knows them, as an example. Watch next year at Doral with the new course; he will likely struggle.”
Haney said Woods needed to put in more time to learn the greens at Merion but didn’t.
“For whatever reason, Tiger doesn't prepare for majors as hard as he could,” he said. “He plays the course in a rushed way maybe once or twice before the tournament week, then in the tournament week Tiger has gotten into a routine of playing nine-hole practice rounds on some days.”