30 Jun '15, 6pm

Has the genius been coached out of Tiger Woods? His first instructor says no:

The first to ever identify Tiger Woods’ golf aptitude as “genius” was Rudy Duran, his first instructor, who began working with Woods at 4. “I felt he was like Mozart,” Duran said 20 years ago. “It was genius. He could, at four-and-a-half, make the ball go high, low or medium with that 7-iron. He could do it on command…I rarely remember seeing him hit shots he couldn’t execute. Mozart composed finished music in his head. I saw that in Tiger. He was composing shots in his head.” (Getty Images) Thirty-five years later, does that still hold? No, Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee, among others, say. Chamblee has said “the genius of Tiger Woods has been coached out of him,” by too much information from too many coaches, and that he “traded his genius for the ideas of others.” “I would not agree with that,” Duran, now the director of instruction at Morro Bay (Calif.) Golf Course, s...

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