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Tiger Woods should act his age, Johnny Miller says

Tiger Woods should act his age, Johnny Miller says
Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 7. (John Locher / Associated Press)

Now that Tiger Woods has split with his swing coach, Johnny Miller thinks it is time for the former No. 1 player to take a different approach to the game.

Speaking during a teleconference before the upcoming Deutsche Bank Championship, the NBC analyst suggested that Woods stop tinkering with his swing in hopes of matching the younger, bigger hitters on the PGA Tour.

Woods "needs to quit being Ponce de León, looking for that fountain of youth," Miller said. "He's looking for explosive power. What he really needs to do with the long game is swing a little smoother, instead of exploding into it."

At 38, Woods has battled a string of recent injuries.

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This year, he played just three tournaments before undergoing back surgery in the spring. His return to the Tour lasted four events before he went back on break to finish rehabbing. He left coach Sean Foley earlier this week.

"If you ask me, Tiger is looking for too much," Miller said. "I think he should just go play golf. He can be very athletic."

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