Tiger, Trump, DJ and Faxon Tee it up in Jupiter.
The President stepped away from his duties for an afternoon to tee-it-up with three big-league golfers at Trump National in Jupiter and it gave us a peek at Tiger’s swing before his comeback this week at the Hero World Challenge.
Brad Faxon penned-in to Golf Week with some details of the round.
“Tiger looked great to me,” Faxon said. “He was happy and, more than anything, he’s finally pain-free. The issues he had with the back the last couple of comebacks seem to be gone. He looked effortless, he looked free, he had some power. I was impressed with how far he hit the ball. Probably on the 10 holes that they were both hitting driver, Tiger hit it past Dustin half the time and Dustin hit it past Tiger half the time. He looked great. I think more than anything, he looked at ease. He was not concerned about swinging hard and going at it with driver. The ball flight, the sound off the club, all of it was right there.”
He also mentions the obvious difference between a casual round and tournament play but he says that the pain-free swing that Tiger had will let him “work without being hurt”.
Vegas has Tiger at 20/1 odds of winning a Major in 2018 but him staying healthy will be the most important factor to assure he’ll be around to make the first tee-off.