Tiger Woods doesn't often compliment other golfers, but there's a reason he called veteran American Steve Stricker among the greatest putters in the history of the game.
It seems that Stricker noticed a couple of small problems in Woods' stroke and counseled the former No. 1 player in the world. Things like relaxing his strong grip, improving his posture and keeping his hands ahead of the ball on impact.
“He can see the things that are off a little bit because he knows my stroke so well,” Woods said of Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour. “[He] just gave me a couple little things to talk about and, lo and behold, I started feeling just like I did at Torrey.”
That'd be Torrey Pines, where Woods won a PGA Tour event in January. On Thursday in the first round of the Cadillac Championship at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Florida, Woods shot a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead.