- Ernie Els said Wednesday Tiger Woods should forget about hiring a new coach after splitting with Sean Foley and could return to major-winning form on his own.
South African Els said injury-hit Woods, 38, was still capable of returning to the top of world golf.
"I don't think it's the passing of the torch yet," Els said during a phone conference ahead of October's Venetian Macau Open, which he is headlining.
"Because I know where I am at 44, and Tiger's not 40 yet.
"He's young enough, he's strong enough. He's had some really bad injuries. But if he's healthy, he's shown that he can win," said Els.
"I think he doesn't need a coach. He needs maybe a friend of his to lay eyes on him all the time just to check his fundamentals," said Els.