The advice of a former foe just might save Tiger Woods’ career

Sharon Wong

After Tiger Woods’ foreboding press conference, the world and its wife have been offering opinions on how the one-time champion can resuscitate what seems to be an unsalvageable career. And yes, that includes some former foes too. Rocco Mediate, known for giving Tiger the toughest battle of his career at the 2008 US Open, is now reportedly desperate to sit Tiger down for a heart-to-heart. Mediate would be one of the few armchair experts who actually knows what he’s talking about. In 1994, he ran into his own severe back problems that might have spelt doom for his career if he hadn’t had a lot of surgery done and well, changed a few things about himself. Apparently, Tiger Woods could be a-ok if he just improved his stance.

“The way he moves the club has destroyed one of the most in-shape people on earth. But I can assure you of one thing. I can make him understand what it will take to get the stress off the body. I can’t compare anything to this man, but one thing I can tell you is that I came back from back surgery that was supposed to be the end of my golf life.”

His advice seems disarmingly simple, but then again, most good advice is. In case Tiger doesn’t end up taking him up on that coffee date, here’s a video to show him how it’s done.