Tag Archives: Hank Haney

Mar
17
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger #%$^&!*@ Woods!

As you may have heard by now, there have been some developments in the latest Tiger Woods injury status update, along with more intriguing revelations via The New York Times book review of Hank Haney’s upcoming tell-all The Big Miss.

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Feb
29
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

After Tiger Woods played in the Honda Classic pro-am at PGA National, next stop on his schedule? His favorite of the week! — the pre-tourney presser.  And it was certainly the most awkward and eventful — by that, I mean, amazing, amusing, greatest, best, etc. — one in recent history (I’m told even better than at the Masters in 2010). The tone and atmosphere were a little tense from the get-go. Probably because T-Dubs was dreading the inevitable questions on his reaction to former swing instructor Hank Haney’s upcoming book “The Big Miss” and the excerpts published on GolfDigest.com on Tuesday.

Obviously, we didn’t waste any time!

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Feb
28
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger likes playing with big guns

Try to contain your excitement, but GolfDigest.com has released “Five Revelations in The Big Miss,” Hank Haney’s oh-so-totally-juicy tell all about the six years he spent working with Tiger Woods. According to Haney, Tiger seriously considered giving up golf to become a Navy SEAL.

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Jan
19
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

In better times...

I’m sure it comes to a major surprise by all that Tiger Woods isn’t happy former instructor Hank Haney wrote a “tell-all” about their six years of working together, which is set to hit bookshelves the week before the Masters (ouch). Despite Tiger’s disdain, he continues to stress his appreciation of all Haney’s assistance (high road!), according to ESPN.com’s Bob Harig:

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Jan
8
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods’ former swing coach Hank Haney has written a tell-all about the six years he spent with the golfer — from the time he started working with him in spring 2004 when Tiger won 31 PGA Tour events, including six major championships, to late 2009 when the sex scandal was exposed and all hell broke loose. Tiger and Haney parted ways in 2010, a month after Tiger tied for fourth at the Masters. Since then, Haney hasn’t minced words when relentlessly defending himself against critics and engaging in public spats via Twitter. (Chip on the shoulder, anyone?)

Haney believes the book will be a page turner, according to the AP’s Doug Ferguson:

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Aug
31
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Rocco and Tiger

Rocco Mediate is known for his good-natured candor and speaking his mind — even when it comes to somewhat controversial topics, like the state of Tiger Woods’ game.

Mediate, whom Woods beat in an 19-hole playoff at his last major win, the ’08 US Open, is the defending champion of the Frys.com Open, the Fall Series event that Tiger committed to playing earlier this week.

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Mar
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Sean Foley, who started working with Tiger Woods last summer, responded to critics that have called him “a swing-theory thief with a super-sized ego” in an entertaining Q&A with SI’s Farrell Evans. Since Tiger and former swing coach of six years Hank Haney parted ways last May, Haney and Foley have taken a few harmless digs at each other. Things heated up between the feuding instructors on Wednesday after Haney read Foley’s latest words — some excerpts via Golf.com:

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Feb
23
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger in the desert

Tiger Woods lost to Thomas Bjorn in 19 holes during the first round of the Match Play Championship. Tiger, who was down to the Great Dane for most of the day, extended the match by draining a 10-footer for birdie on No. 18. After pushing it in the desert on the first extra hole, Tiger had some trouble getting out of the brush, giving the advantage to Bjorn, who knocked his approach over the green. Tiger’s putt for bogey never had a chance and he conceded the match to Bjorn.

When Roger Maltbie asked Tiger where he was in his “process,” Tiger replied candidly, “Pissed, that’s where I am right now. I had the momentum and I blew.”

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Jun
29
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger Woods claims the relationship between him and his caddie, Stevie Williams, is not strained despite the comments he made after the final round of the US Open that were broadly interpreted as critical.

After storming off the course the other week, he scolded himself for going against his instincts and indirectly blamed Stevie for giving him the poor advice. “Stevie said take dead aim right at it, and in my heart I said ‘no’. There was no chance,” Tiger said. “I have a sand wedge in my hand, and I can’t play at that flag. You land the ball on the green, it will go past the flags.”

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