The Tiger Woods Comeback Bandwagon is getting crowded.
First, just about everyone wearing Golf Channel gear is gushing gleefully after watching Woods shoot seven-under par for four rounds at his Hero World Challenge last week.
His current “swing consultant” Chris Como is happy to work with a healthy Tiger Woods.
Even Brandel Chamblee is in on the adoration.
Now Butch Harmon, a former Woods instructor, is bullish on Eldrick’s comeback.
Harmon has a deal with Sky Sports, the ESPN of the UK, and he delivers commentary, etc.
He wrote down his observations for Sky Sports listeners/readers and penned the following:
“The two things that really stood out to me were that he seems to have total freedom in his swing again,” Harmon wrote. “I don’t see any of the up-and-down movements that he used to put in there, and he looks to have his speed back. And you can tell that he’s pain-free. That is the main thing for me. …
“I’ve got to be honest, I really like the way Tiger is swinging the club.”
While the rest of the golf world is declaring Woods ready to win again, Harmon was a bit more cautious:
“Can he win a major in 2018? Well, you know that’s what Tiger Woods is thinking, and he probably still thinks he can win every tournament he plays in. But he has to crawl before he can walk, and walk before he can run. Right now, he’s past the crawling stage and he’s walking!”
“The one thing I learned from my 10 years as Tiger’s coach, and since then, is ‘never say never’ when it comes to Tiger Woods.”