Tiger Woods Parts Ways with Swing Coach Chris Como

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 22, 2017

NASSAU, BAHAMAS - DECEMBER 03:  Tiger Woods of the United States warms up on the range for the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas on December 3, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods announced his decision to end his working relationship with swing coach Chris Como on Friday.

Woods posted a message on Twitter about his intent to work on improving his game alone:

The 14-time major champion started working with Como in November 2014.

He's endured multiple extended layoffs from competitive golf since that point due to lingering back problems. That included a 10-month absence this year before returning at the Hero World Challenge three weeks ago.

Last December, Woods explained his work with Como was more focused on occasional sessions rather than consistent feedback.

"We have our little spurts," he told reporters. "I have to also have time to get ready and spend time with the kids and do all those things. We have kind of more like training camps."

Woods' previous swing coaches included Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Sean Foley.

While the reason for his decision to part with Como is unclear, the 41-year-old superstar's swing looked smoother in his return to action in the Bahamas. There were no noticeable hitches with the driver, which he used often, and he didn't grimace with back pain at all in four rounds.

Woods, who held the lead during Round 2, finished tied for ninth in the star-studded 18-player field. He looked more like a player with the ability to compete on the sport's biggest stages, health willing.

He's yet to confirm his schedule for 2018, though.