Steve Stricker is playing a part-time schedule this year. He might consider becoming a part-time putting coach for Tiger Woods.
Stricker is among the best putters in golf, and he has given advice to Woods when asked. So when Woods approached him on the putting green on the eve of the Cadillac Championship, they worked together for about 45 minutes.
And it seems to have worked.
''Whatever he says, I'm doing to do,'' Woods said. ''He's one of the best putters that's ever lived.''
Woods said his posture was a little off from where it was at Torrey Pines, where he earned his 75th career victory. Woods took only 23 putts in the first round and was 18th out of 65 players in the key putting stat on the PGA Tour. It led to a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead.
''He can see the things that are off a little bit because he knows my stroke so well,'' Woods said. ''Just gave me a couple little things to talk about and, lo and behold, I started feeling just like I did at Torrey.''