HAVEN, Wisc. – Tiger Woods appeared to have taken his head out of the nether regions Tuesday in what has to be a last-ditch psyche job to make a run at the season’s last major.
A revealing press conference found him determined to shake off last week’s career-worst 18-over-par meltdown at the Bridgestone Invitational, the nadir of a slide that began with his tumultuous offseason.
Woods, who was at his most maudlin in Akron on Sunday, even said he wants a spot on Corey Pavin’s Ryder Cup roster and that he planned to make the team on points with a strong showing at Whistling Straits this week. He also admitted that he could take on a new swing coach after consulting Sean Foley, who walked along with Woods Tuesday as he played with Foley's two students, Hunter Mahan and Sean O’Hair.
Still in danger of losing his No. 1 world ranking to Phil Mickelson or Steve Stricker this week, Woods is falling back on lessons his father taught him.