Analyzing the Altered Golf Swing of Tiger Woods Before and After the Car Accident

Published 12/28/2021, 2:30 PM EST
Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 16th fairway during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports


Tiger Woods has finally made his comeback to competitive golf as he featured at the 2021 PNC Championship. He was away from golf since February 2021, following his solo car crash. Tiger suffered a severe injury to his right leg, and hence, he had to refrain from not just golf but also from general movement. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, now, ten months later, Tiger has made incredible progress. He impressed everyone with his game a couple of weeks ago. Despite that, he has a tough road ahead, as he feels his game isn’t up to the mark yet. Moreover, Tiger still feels some pain in his injured leg, which has also affected his golf swing. But how different is Tiger’s swing after the injury? Let’s find out. 

Watch This Story: WATCH: When Tiger Woods Defied the Laws of Physics

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Tiger Woods’ golf swing before and after the injury

Tiger Woods is golfing again and will surely be eyeing for a return on the PGA Tour. Earlier, Tiger had a flawless swing with perfect motion. Even his backswing and the timing of the weight transfer, hip rotation, everything was well coordinated. However, the recent injury has brought a few changes to his swing. 

Tiger’s swing before the injury

Before the injury, Tiger’s weight transfer from the right leg to the left leg was a lot quicker, and hence, we can see his right heel in the air at the time of impact. Moreover, he opened his hips just before the impact, which allowed him to rotate and gain more speed. However, the injury to his right leg has changed his swing a little. 

Tiger’s swing after the injury

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Currently, there is a slight delay in the weight transfer from the right leg to the left leg, which is understandable due to his injury. His right heel stays grounded even during the impact, which means the weight isn’t transferred on the front leg. This is slowing him down a bit as his hip rotation isn’t like the one he had before the injury. 

However, apart from this, his swing looks incredible, and as we speak, he might certainly be working on getting it better. Notably, his comeback is nothing less than a miracle given the seriousness of Tiger’s injury. So hopefully, Tiger Woods will work on his swing and strength and make a comeback on the PGA Tour soon. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

WATCH: Tiger Woods Compares a 12-Year-Old Version of Himself With His Son Charlie

23 days ago

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Amey Kulkarni

651 articles

Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT