That’s just what I think would have been something Tiger Woods would say to Hideki Matsuyama, after I saw a bizhub “Konika-Minolta!!!!!” spot on the young Japanese player in today’s Waste Management coverage.
It was a down the line swing shot, and I found myself rewinding it to watch more than once, because other than some lower back compression, I was looking at a very good “modern golf swing.”
Hideki Matsuyama’s Modern Golf Swing
Now, the modern golf swing is very harmful to the body, so take it with a grain of salt when I say very good ‘modern’ swing. That’s like saying “a pretty good guy for a serial murderer.” It’s all in the context.
So, take a look at this swing, if you would, and imagine what I’m looking at, and what Hideki is doing that’s pretty cool, even with a planted heel, and why Tiger Woods would likely win at least five more majors if he could adopt this swing and somehow get his head out of his posterior on the short game.
Think about it. Five more majors, wouldn’t Tiger happily pay $$20 Million for another Major? Especially five more on average? The dude makes $60-90 Million a year right now… and imagine what his earning power would be with a fistful more tournament wins and more majors?
20 Mil is chump change, because TW’s earning power would arc exponentially if he got back on the majors track. Especially with everything that’s occurred since his last major win.
No, I’m not crazy.
If Tiger Woods called Hideki and asked him, “Can you teach me this swing?” and if Hideki didn’t say, “Hell yes, but what’s it worth to you?” then I don’t know anything at all.
I’m just looking at a modern swing here from Hideki Matsuyama that, if Tiger refuses to change from a planted heel to floating heel swing, he could actually replicate with ease, without breaking anything.
This is likely the golf swing that Sean Foley sees in his dreams.
Yes, Hideki snaps his leading knee through impact. It’s a modern swing, remember? But if Tiger insists on swinging with a planted heel…
OK, back to reality
Note: This is obviously a Super Bowl Sunday tongue-in-cheek posting, but this is the point if you don’t see the humor in it – Tiger won’t swing any better with his new right-biased and more MCS golf swing address position if he keep swinging planted-heel.
If he does insist on it, then I’m looking at a swing model that is probably the least harmful modern swing model that I’ve ever seen.
And yes, of course I can see what Hideki’s doing, but Tiger will never call me…so hopefully Steiny has HM’s number…
That’s all. The chicken wings are waiting, and the game’s about to start!