Tiger Woods turns to new putting coach at Players Championship

Tiger Woods' putting coach Matt Killen says "I like what I see."

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019


Tiger Woods has turned to a new putting coach in a bid to warm his Scotty Cameron up at this week's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

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Woods three-putted a staggering SIX times during his last start on the PGA Tour at the WGC-Mexico Championship, before he later explained he had been suffering from a neck strain that saw him bypass last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

According to the Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte, Woods was spotted working with putting coach Matt Killen for more than two hours on the practice putting green at TPC Sawgrass on Monday afternoon.


Despite a string of three consecutive top-20 finishes in 2019, Woods unofficially ranks 80th on Tour in strokes gained: putting (0.168).

But Killen, 32, likes what he sees ahead of the PGA Tour's flagship tournament of the year.

"His stroke looked good," Killen told Golf Digest. "His putting is better. I like what I see."

Woods last worked with an official golf coach back in December 2017 with Chris Como.

Killen also works with a number of PGA Tour players including Justin Thomas.



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