Tiger picks new swing coach

It was thought Tiger Woods might go it alone, but on Saturday he announced that he has chosen Chris Como as his new swing coach.

Woods, who has not played because of a back injury since missing the cut in the PGA Championship in August at Valhalla, parted ways with instructor Sean Foley during his absence.

“Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing,” Woods wrote on Twitter. “I’m excited to be back competing.”

Como, 37, is based in Plano, Texas, and was selected by Golf Digest as one of the “best young teachers” in 2013.

Woods’ tweet sent so many people Como’s website that the site crashed in a matter of minutes.

“I was introduced to Chris this summer by Notah (Begay), and subsequently we had several good conversations about the golf swing,” Woods said in a statement released by his agent, Mark Steinberg.

“I’ve worked with him about a month since I started practicing. Chris will consult and work with me during the year.”

Woods previously worked with Butch Harmon (1996-2002) and Hank Haney (2004-2010).

Woods will return to competition in his Hero World Challenge on Dec. 4-7.

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