While Tiger Woods is dealing with a myriad of challenges, I am more convinced than ever that Tiger needs to get a coach who:
- He’ll listen to, and
- By extension, won’t tell him what he wants to hear.
Coming off of his worst round of golf since (at least) he turned pro, one has to wonder just what has to happen to get him back on track.
No one can question Tiger’s talent, or his determination. This is precisely why Tiger needs a good coach. There is simply no replacement for the value that an intelligent person who both understands the person and the process.
Until Tiger gets someone to fill this role, I doubt he will be able to get out of his own way. Sure, he may win more tournaments (maybe even the PGA this year), but without the relationship and leadership that only a coach can bring, he won’t be able to sustain performance.
The same is true of every professional. It is simply impossible to stay on course and continue to grow without this type of support.
What do you think?