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There is definitely something special about Tiger Woods. As much as the person is talked about, so is his technique Tiger’s prowess on the golf course are much revered. He has won every possible golfing tournament. Has been a revelation of a sport that was running into oblivion. Tiger Woods has changed the way people perceive golf. No more is it a game for the retired person who can no longer run and only swing. If you look at Tiger, he is built like an athlete, and plays golf.
So what’s the special thing about Tiger’s game that sets him apart from the rest? Many people have contended that it is Tiger’s swing. Tiger’s swing has become so much of a talking point, that even an advertisement used his swinging slow motion.
The thing that aids Tiger’s swing is his body. Blessed with an athletic and flexible body, the way Tiger arches like a bow when he delivers a swing is unique. Tiger’s super-fitness level enables him to make the most of the swing. He generates tremendous speed and precision by bending his body. Because he is flexible he is able to do it.
As Tiger delivers his shot, you can see how he bends his trunk fast. It is almost like a string action. His right leg is pressed firmly as he delivers the swing. By doing this, all throughout the swing, he has total energy control over the golf ball. This is vital to deliver long distance accurate shots.
Another interesting thing is that Tiger uses his wrists. This is unique in golf. Indeed, the swing has been redefined, thanks to Tiger.