Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tiger Woods' Ex-Swing Coach Has A Book Coming Out

If you don't know who Hank Haney is, you soon will. Haney was Tiger Woods' swing coach for six years and has written a book about his life and times with Woods.

The book is titled 'The Big Miss' and Haney won't give out any details about it except that it will be "hard to put down". It covers a time in which Woods went from winning nearly half of his tournaments to a scandal that derailed his pursuit of golf history.

"I get asked all the time about Tiger, what it was like to work with him," Haney said in a telephone interview. "I felt like I had a front row seat to golf history. It just kind of chronicles a little bit of what I went through, what I dealt with, how I coached and the observations I made.

"I think there's a lot of things that people are going to find interesting."

Personally I've heard more than I care about Woods so it's really not a big deal to me like it may be to others.

Most of the people Woods has dealt with had a nondisclosure agreement. Something Haney doesn't have since he never signed a contract with Woods.

Haney said he signed no such thing — "I didn't even have a contract," he said — although he said the book was not intended to "take jabs at anyone."

"If he reads it, I don't think it will be a book that bothers him. It's hard to say," Haney said. "I think anybody who reads it will think it's interesting, very fair and honest, and that's what I wanted to do. I was on that job for six years. There were 110 days a year I was with him. I stayed at his house for close to 30 days a year. You make a lot of observations."

The book is due to be published and released in print and digital on March 27.

I'm pretty sure Mr. Woods will have something to say about that before the release of the book.

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