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Tiger Woods revealed on Friday that he is going barefoot in a bid to recapture his best form at next week’s Ryder Cup.

Tiger Woods revealed on Friday that he is going barefoot in a bid to recapture his best form at next week’s Ryder Cup.
After failing to qualify for this week’s Tour Championship the world number one has continued working with new coach Sean Foley.
Woods, without a top three finish since the sex scandal that cost him his marriage, said on his website: “Sometimes he has me hit shots barefoot, just to work my balance.
“I’ve done that before. The only difference is I used to practise barefoot to work on my sock tan line. Now it’s for a different reason.
“People keep asking me how I’m doing and I have to say it’s night and day from how I started the season at The Masters. There’s no comparison.
“My family and I have gone through some pretty tough times. I’ve said it many times, but I really mean it – the fans have been great. Thanks for your support.
“I leave for the Ryder Cup on Sunday night and am really looking forward to getting to Wales.
“I’m excited about going over there and competing and playing with whomever my captain puts me out there with.
“I’ve never missed a match, but we’ll see what happens. I just want to get over there and see the golf course and be ready come Friday.
“Can we learn the course in a few days? Absolutely. We do that every week. That’s our job.
“Contrary to what some people might think, I don’t feel extra pressure or incentive as a captain’s pick to perform.
“The goal is to win every match you’re put out there so you can help the team retain the cup.
“I’m not sure who I will play with; it keeps changing. I just have to take care of my own business and be ready to play.”
Woods’ work with Foley with continue until he links up with the rest of the team in Atlanta on Sunday evening.
He added: “I get more comfortable with each passing session. More than anything I can understand what the fix is going to be after a poor shot.
“That’s the biggest thing. I can get it to where I’m hitting it good, but also when I hit it poorly, how do I fix it right away.
“That’s part of learning a new system, just like it was with Butch Harmon and Hank Haney.
“To be honest, I’m picking up Sean’s swing changes faster than I thought I would, but I still have a long way to go.
“I’m definitely hitting the ball farther than I ever have, just because the transfer of energy is more efficient. We’re just going to keep working.”

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