Tag Archives: Chipping yips

Apr
3
2015

Tiger Woods was hitting balls on the driving range at Augusta National on Friday morning, according to Golf Channel. This comes just a few days after his plane was spotted at Augusta Regional Airport on Tuesday and his agent confirmed he played 18 holes at the site of next week’s Masters — he reportedly shot a 74, while making five birdies but hitting “several indifferent chips.”

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Mar
25
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Notah Begay, Golf Channel analyst and BFF to Tiger Woods, spoke with Scott Rude of 120 Sports in a phone interview and said that Woods has seen “steady improvement” in his game in the last couple of weeks and that there’s a “50/50” chance the 14-time major champion will tee it up at Augusta National for the Masters.

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Feb
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Jack Nicklaus has been in the same scary, dark place that Tiger Woods appears to be dealing with at the moment — the chipping yips. Nicklaus, who was a guest on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Friday, said he endured similar short-game struggles in 1979, and he was actually putting it around bunkers because he couldn’t chip it.

Now, with Tiger’s leave of absence almost certainly extending into late March at the very least, everyone is wondering how (and even if) Woods’ ailing game will return to competitive form. Nicklaus believes Woods’ issues are mental, rather than physical or technical, per se.

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