How Tiger Woods’ new coach got his start

As most of us know, Tiger Woods is getting ready to come out of his hibernation this week at his annual invitational tournament for a select field of just 18 top world players, the Hero World Challenge. I’ll have more to say about that later in the week.

In the meantime, Tiger has been busy scouting around for a new golf coach after parting company with Sean Foley in August. A week or so ago, he announced that he was hiring Chris Como as his new coach. Unknown to most of us, he was fairly well known in the Tour community having coached such players as Trevor Immelman, USC’s Jamie Lovemark and Aaron Baddeley. And he was introduced to Tiger by Tiger’s good friend from his Stanford days, Notah Begay.

It turns out that Como was also well known by one of the staff writers, Sean Martin. The two of them met in Los Angeles at Westlake Golf Course and worked at its driving range. They became best buddies, bound by their fascination with the golf swing.

Martin recounts those days in, “Inside Como’s journey to becoming Tiger’s consultant.” It’s a wonderful remembrance of another time and how Como got from there to here.

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