What struck me the most during Tiger Woods’ press conference on Wednesday at Bay Hill was his calm and relaxed demeanor. Pleased with his performance in the morning pro-am, he had an extra bounce to his step. Sitting on the makeshift stage in the interview room as he fielded questions from the media for about 30 minutes, Tiger was even engaging. He looked comfortable — almost like he was enjoying the conversation. Going into a Tiger presser, we don’t expect very much, but today, he gave an A performance.
If his mood is an indication of the state of his game, then perhaps it’ll be this week at the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Invitational — an event he’s won six times — he finally breaks through the inconsistent performances and puts together four solid rounds. Of course, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but for the first time in a while, Tiger genuinely seemed confident about his game, elaborating more than ever before on his swing changes (yes, really!).