by Jeff Skinner
Tiger Woods has finished playing his regular PGA Tour season without a win for the first time in his career. This year hasn’t been good for Tiger on or off the course. But it looks like he may be a bit closer to finding that new “Sean Foley” swing he is searching for. Woods finished tied for sixth at The HSBC Champions and if it wasn’t for a couple of wild hooks he may have been able to climb even closer to the leaders. If you consider Woods’ last finishes T6, T15, T11 and T12, it looks like he may be weeding out the swing flaws that have troubled him.
Just because his regular PGA Tour season is over doesn’t mean he is done playing. He’ll be playing in the JBWere Masters in Australia this week and then he’ll be hosting his own Chevron World Challenge in December. But before Tiger flies over to Australia he’ll be making a short stop in Thailand.
Woods is playing in a small tournament, only four players, to honor the King of Thailand. Woods, Paul Casey, Camilo Villegas and Thongchai Jaidee are competing in an eighteen hole skins game to celebrate King Bhumibol’s 84th birthday and his 60th year on the throne. Supposedly the players have agreed to donate all their winnings to the King. But there was no mention of their appearance fees, after all a golfer has to make a buck.