Thursday, December 14

VIDEO: ESPN's Bob Harig Chats With Tiger Woods



THE ABOVE INTERVIEW IS FROM the Hero World Challenge, after Tiger Woods carded a final-round 68 to finish in a tie for ninth.

I just watched this clip for the first time and wanted to share. It reminded me that Tiger doesn't just have a new golf swing; he has a new demeanor. I see it in his facial expressions and body language. I hear it in his voice.

It doesn't hurt that he's talking to Bob Harig, who I expect Tiger respects. (Bob is a good one in my book. Fair, tough when it's called for, but never mean or nasty.)

Obviously, Tiger has softened with age and after all he's been through. The intimidation factor is gone. And he has a completely different relationship with the next generation of tour players (like Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler). Listen to him. Tiger talks about them with affection.

Can you imagine him ever talking that way about Phil Mickelson or Ernie Els?

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