When Tiger Woods Last Took on St. Andrews With a Rebuilt Swing

When pressed on the reason for an unwavering belief that he can retrieve his career from such a low competitive ebb, Tiger Woods has a stock answer. “I have done this before.” Ten years ago, Woods arrived at St Andrews as the Masters champion but with doubts over his earlier supremacy. He hadn’t won any major in 2003 or 2004. Vijay Singh usurped Woods as the No1-ranked golfer in the world. Even Ernie Els briefly took the No2 spot. Woods had decided to split with his coach, Butch Harmon, and rebuild his golf swing under the instruction of Hank Haney. It remains as curious now as it did then that the greatest golfer of this and many other generations decided to meddle with an unbeatable model. But Woods did it, with the reasoning: “Only two players have ever truly owned their swings: Moe Norman and Ben Hogan "