Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tiger Woods tweeted on Saturday that he has chosen Chris Como to be his new swing coach.
"Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I'm excited to be back competing," Woods tweeted around noon ET Saturday.
Woods, who is coming off an injury-plagued season, parted ways with his old coach Sean Foley in August after Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship. Foley had worked with Woods for about four years.
Como is a 36-year-old Texas native who was named one of the "best young teachers" by Golf Digest in 2013.
"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. "I've worked with him about a month since I started practicing. Chris will consult and work with me during the year."
Woods is expected to make his return to golf on Dec. 4 at the Hero World Challenge, which is Woods' tournament. Woods played in just eight events last season due to back surgery and he has not competed since the PGA Championship in August.