Tiger on Hank Haney’s Book: ‘It’s Unprofessional and Very Disappointing’

Tiger Woods‘ former swing coach Hank Haney has written a book due out late March and the golfer is not happy with it.

“I think it’s unprofessional and very disappointing,” Woods told Bob Harig, “especially because it’s someone I worked with and trusted as a friend.

“There have been other one-sided books about me, and I think people understand that this book is about money. I’m not going to waste my time reading it.”

Though he says he won’t waste his time reading it, I’m sure there will be plenty of curious folks who will want to. That’s exactly why Haney is writing it.

“The Big Miss is golf history. I observed greatestness and am asked about it all the time. I wanted to share it in a fair and honest way,” he said over Twitter.

The only way to find out if it’s fair and honest is by reading it. I’m sure many folks will purchase it because there is a thirst for information about Tiger; people want to know everything possible about the man, and this book will likely prove that.

Haney coached Tiger for six years before resigning in 2010. Woods won 31 tournaments including six majors while paired with Haney. There is little doubt Haney will have plenty of inside information published in the book. He’s also not the first former aid to turn his back on Tiger.

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  • Anonymous

    “…written a book  DO out…”   Who’s the editor there, J. Fred Muggs?

  • Anonymous

    woods should know a lot about unprofessional and dissapointing!

  • Darrell Willingham

    Hhhhmmm Tiger Woods talking about being unprofessional and disappointing….That is the POT calling the KETTLE black at its best!  Tiger seems to believe that the world still revolves around him and that his sh!t doesn’t stink.

  • Anonymous

    Tiger made his own bed let him sleep in it.

  • Anonymous

    Tiger hasn’t always been right in his actions, but if you are trusted friend you keep your mouth shut. it’s about money and money only. Hank haney is worth waisting his time over he is a back stabbing bitch.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SZ44NN4HPWW7BOTYCEF2YH62JQ Thepasc

    Dont you think you’re mixing personal life and professional life here??
    I think you do….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/64MIHGDAYW7RXWGTGMTMXNEHEA Gary Fenton

    I didn’t know TW could read.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FH5L2ZGVKJZOK6YHHJQOPW3OV4 no

    How can you comment before reading the book?

  • http://twitter.com/hinmanhouse Jamie Hinman

    Isn’t it amazing the loyalty that Tiger has cultivated within his professional circle?  I wonder if Tiger is as “disappointed” as his wife was when she found out he was mounting the entire western time zone.

  • http://twitter.com/notu David S. Kiley

    I am shocked at the fact that when a person we all wished we could be proves he is as human as a Presidential candidate from each party over the last 12 years, including one Republicans should pray wins South Carolina, we mock his unfortunate life status. I am sure the skeletons your own neighbors know about each of you would be great on ESPN. I still respect him as much as I would vote for President Clinton to this day. His wife was no doubt no angel or she would have noticed what was going on long before the holidays.
    Your poor taste in what has been said here lets me know who I would think was the better person anytime. I hope he gets fit mentally and physically and winning far more majors than he needs to to be the all time leader.
    I hope those of you who wish him ill have your kids in Catholic Schools run by government agencies. Having seen the pictures of those women he has supposedly done up I feel badly for the doctors that did their body work. The work would have been better done in the Islands.
    I sure they have washed a lot more balls than there families would care to admit. He has come out and told the truth, how many of them can say that? How many would have the top flights to make it public.
    I hope you could read this, if not have your kids explain it to you. I am sure they see it when each of you leave the house and their Aunt and Uncles come over to visit for the day….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Judy-Fairnot-Bobo/1784892823 Judy Fairnot Bobo

    Did Hank run out of money?  Regardless of what Tiger’s personal life has caused to himself, Hank is trying to profit from him…did not he get paid for his coaching.  Why are we still talking about Tiger’s personal business?  Let us move on from this for the sake of his kids.  There are other professional golfers like Thomas who has been arrested for alleged attempt to have sex with a 13 year old and not much media talk about that.  It is amazing how we spend so much time constantly talking about Tiger and not allowing him to the space to get his life back together.  Give it a rest so that his ex-wife, kids, and mom can heal.

  • David Marshall

    It is unfortunate when friends hang you out to dry.  Hank Haney continues to be upset with Tiger’s departure that he’ll say anything that may keep Woods from succeeding.  Golf is a mind game first, then a skills game.  “The Big Miss” is a psychological attack that Hank hopes will keep Woods from surpassing Jack.

    This defimation of character seems to be a tag-team effort.  One one venue slows down, another turns up.  I guess if Eldred “Tiger” Woods can’t be tamed on the golf course, “they” will do the ungodly to derail him before he gets there.  I HOPE THEY’RE TOO LATE, this time. 

    I wish you no harm, Mr. Woods.  Go out there and present your golfing skills to the world in 2012.

  • Carlton Green

    Question: Didn’t Tiger attend Stanford University?  Did he graduate?   
    What college did you attend?  What was the result? 

  • Anonymous

    Ticks and Leeches not only prey on your pets they will prey on YOU as well and they come in the form of HUMANS cloaking as your FRIENDS. Tiger has nothing to hide any more.His social life is OLD new..NO ONE CARES..Let’s get on with the GAMe of GOLF and enjoy your new beginning call LIFE and GOLF..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000571187008 Tommie Neal

    I think Haney wrote this book to pay off his huge bill to his proctologist. HE IS A REAL ASS.

  • David Marshall

    Grow up

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2E6SCATM2ZSX2ZLRXDEVKWST2M tom ziegler L

    let him play..let the book come out. life goes on..and on.. and on…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MCJACTG6ITQS3EATC7TF2RSVDA St. Louis guy

    What a pathetic response.  What does trust have to do with this issue when he does not show the same level for the person who he should show the most trust too.  Glad you are not raising my kids.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y4KBJOVPACXZR5QAJ4TVDN4PTY John

    What are you 12 years old?   I hope so, because your post shows a lot of hate for a grownup … whereas a 12 year old brain is not fully developed! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y4KBJOVPACXZR5QAJ4TVDN4PTY John

    I don’t know if Tiger will pass Nicklaus’s major wins … but to be the all time best it’s the overall record that counts and most people just look at 1st place wins … Jack won 20 majors, but placed 2nd in 19 other majors as a matter of record he finished in the top 5 of a major, a record 56 times.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y4KBJOVPACXZR5QAJ4TVDN4PTY John

    I don’t know if Tiger will pass Nicklaus’s major wins … but to be the all time best it’s the overall record that counts and most people just look at 1st place wins … Jack won 20 majors, but placed 2nd in 19 other majors as a matter of record he finished in the top 5 of a major, a record 56 times.

  • Jeffrey Bohrer

    Sorry, Darryl, but, what Tiger or anyone else does in their PERSONAL life has nothing to do with how “professional” he is at his job. Disappointing ? sure…but NOT “unprofessional”.

  • Anonymous

    Not a Tiger any more, Pussy Woods, your are not special, your just the ass, in class. When you treat people like crap what do you expect, your wife, caddie,family,friend,coaches, fans,public, media,sponsors. You were a winner on the course but a big loser off of it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FIDVPK3RSYR5LCPPZFFODCWGMM Edward

    I wouldn’t buy the book, same reason I won’t read bullsh*t like the national enquirer or watch pathetic paparazzi t.v. shows like so many pathetic people out there do!  As far as I’m concerned Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers to ever live and he just happens to have some personal issues that we all found out about!  It is as simple as that.  For those of you holier than the rest of us, keep judging these people and keep holding them up to YOUR standards and you will just continue to be disappointed more often than not.  I will argue until the day I die that just because someone is famous for what they do for a living, doesn’t make it my business how freaky they are in their personal lives.  I am sure that many of you have a nice set of perverted adult toys under your bed that you do very perverted things with, but that is none of my business-no matter what.  Get a life and enjoy these athletes/entertainers simply for what they provide, an excellent or impressive performance week in and week out in their area of expertise.  Thanks for your time freaks! 


  • Anonymous

    No one should trust Haney with any personal information in the future.  Also, of course, every person in the limelight should be aware that anyone who gets information about them can, and probably will, be used to make money for the ‘informer’.  Ok, Tiger behaved in an immoral way, and the divorce court and attorneys and mostly writers have benefited from reporting about it ad nauseum.  Haney’s book is just as immoral as anything Tiger did, or almost so.

  • Anonymous

    Tiger Woods…  Well the saga continues. Hank wants money and Tiger wants privacy. They both have a problem. Tiger lived in  anot so real world for a long time where he call the shots. I see him as very spoiled man who does not care enough about the the little guy. He and Michael Jordan think that they wil never get old and die like their predecessors. Maybe Tiger needs to go and spend some time with Magic Johnson to learn about himself. Magic is such a nice guy.. has always been. Tiger woods would benefit from”There go I but for the grace of God”. Maybe, just maybe  he would be  a better man. I  wish Tiger all the best but more than all I wish him “Peace”…. ie inner peace. I also wish he wins some more for the kipper.

  • Anonymous

     Move on & get off your soap box.

  • Anonymous

    Your off course conduct sure as hell define you on the course! Tiger has no honor or integrity and I cannot believe people cheer for him. If you think he is a great guy you know nothing about morale fiber, character,honor or integrity so you probably won”t understand this. His karma is just beggining to catch up with him. He is nothing more than a circus side show freak. Phil was the “bus driver” and he took Tiger to school!! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/mtnwizard Gary Mialocq

    You talk like a preacher about integrity, moral fiber, character, ad nauseum and you never learned important words like forgiveness, understanding, compassion, etc.  You need to check out the mirror to find the real freak…

  • Anonymous

    i was with hank haney last summer at a golf touney at Foxwoods and asked him what he thought about Tigers swing changes.
    He looked me right in the eye and said,” if you won more tournements and majors than anyone ever, in a short span like Tiger, would you change anything??!!!”
    Hank is right, why would you tinker with perfection??
    I think Hank wanted to take all the credit for Tigers accomplishments , and now, he is writing about it in his new book.
    keep it professional, not personal,Hank

  • Anonymous

    in reply to sailorbud, you couldnt be more far off!
    Tiger Woods is, by far, the best athlete this world has ever seen!
    Every man has been unfaithful in their life(or almost), look at pres Clinton,dave letterman. i could go on and on.
    Tiger got publicly bashed beyond comprehension because he was so perfect!
    the media did this to him.
    but dont worry sailorbud, TIGER WILL BE BACK!!!
    you can be sure of that!  

  • Anonymous

    How does Tiger know what is in the book if he says “I’m not going to waste my time reading it”?  

  • Anonymous

    Gary, obviously YOU know not what I am talking about…and obviously you are fooled. Karma will be his downfall, yours too?
    And instead of name dropping and name calling you need to check out the facts which obviously you no very little about…………sailorbud

  • Anonymous

    Yes, back to his old antics but not on the podium of any majors.