No one was more excited after Tiger Woods’ play at the Hero World Challenge than his swing coach/consultant Chris Como.
Just a few days before Christmas, Woods did his best Grinch impersonation for Como.
Probably went something like this:
“Hey Chris, look, I appreciate all the hard work you’ve done the past three years but I think I’ll just go on my own now, sorry buddy, but I gotta let you go.”
However it came down, Woods will no longer work with Como.
Como started his tenure with Woods in 2014 after Woods unceremoniously kicked Sean Foley to the curb.
Since then, it’s been a tough task, with Woods’ injuries, prescription drug addiction and what have you.
After Woods looked decent at the Hero, Como was overjoyed and sent this giddy statement to the good folks at The Golf Channel:
“Tiger’s electrifying play at the Hero World Challenge was the by-product of a lot of hard work over the last few years while fighting through injury and pain. As a result, there’s a lot of enthusiasm for 2018.
When our professional relationship began, I was asked to help Tiger utilize his own instincts and feel while playing pain free. I think we’ve accomplished that and I’m proud of the results.
Tiger is ready to have an incredible next run in his career. I’m eager to watch what will be one of the most exciting sports comebacks of all time. I will continue to be a close friend and resource to him and am extremely excited about Tiger’s future, the golf industry and for the fans of golf.”
That made it sound as though Como had a hint of what was coming.
As for Woods, he took to the Twitter-sphere with this Christmas gem:
“Since my fusion surgery I have been working hard to relearn my own body and golf swing. I’ve done this by primarily relying on my feel and previous years of hard work with Chris.
For now, I think it’s best for me to continue to do this on my own. I’m grateful to Chris Como for his past work, and I have nothing but respect for him.”
So there you have it.
Como dropped just in time for the holidays.
Perhaps that way, Eldrick didn’t have to get him any kind of gift.