Tiger Woods: A Real Swinger

Tiger Woods was killing time, doing trick moves with a golf ball during the making of a Nike commercial last month. Next thing he knew, he ended up rewriting the ad. The original featured Woods and a dozen people swinging in sequence at a driving range in Orlando, Fla. “These people were dying in the heat out there,” said Woods. “I said, ‘You know what? I’m just going to try to entertain them.’ So I went over there and just started juggling the ball and doing weird stuff.” Woods was captured on tape bouncing the ball off his wedge for 28 seconds, then taking a full swing as the ball was in the air — just like Sammy Sosa. “It’s really not as hard as you might think if you grew up playing baseball,” Woods said. “Hand-to-eye coordination — same principle.”

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