Tiger Woods announced Chris Como as his new swing coach on Saturday, saying he’s happy to be working with him and “excited to be back competing.”
Como’s name probably doesn’t come to mind immediately when thinking about swing coaches in golf, but that’ll change with Woods’ name now tied to it.
Como’s an interesting guy, though. In fact, before Saturday’s announcement, Como was known to casually jump off of high-dives and swing golf clubs on the way down. Yes, seriously.
This video of Como in 2013 shows him conducting an experiment at SMU by jumping off of a 10-meter platform into a pool.
After jumping and before hitting the water, Como attempted to swing a club, which is incredibly difficult with no ground to stand on.
Take a look:
Yeah, I won’t be doing that anytime soon … but I’d like to thank him for showing us how it’s done. Even Back9Network’s Executive Producer and Host Ahmad Rashad was understandably reluctant to make the jump back in 2000.
Although he did say this: “If I would have known I’d become Tiger’s next swing coach, I would’ve jumped too.”
You can see Rashad make the climb beginning at the 2:06 mark in the video below.
With Como currently completing work for his Masters in Biomechanics, we’re going to assume there was some sort of scientific reason behind this daredevil maneuver.
And while this video is fairly unknown, so is the fact that he was also Hockey Hall of Fame member Mike Modano’s swing coach.
— Mike Modano (@9modano) November 12, 2013
Now you know Tiger Woods’ new coach a little bit better.
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