Tiger Woods fires swing coach Sean Foley
“I’d like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship,” Woods said, via his official website. “Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him. With my next tournament not until my World Challenge event at Isleworth in Orlando, this is the right time to end our professional relationship.”
Tiger started working with Foley in 2010. Foley was Woods’ third swing coach after he worked with Butch Harmon and Hank Haney. Tiger, who has battled back injuries this season, had five wins last year and was named the PGA Player of the Year. However, he has not been able to drive the ball consistently for years and many have urged him to part ways with Foley.
PGA golfer Parker McLachlin, a former Foley student, told Tiger to fire Foley at the start of the PGA Championship earlier this month.
Dear Tiger, Please turn off your brain and leave Foley on the range. You'll stop missing it both ways. Sincerely, A Player Who's Been There
— Parker McLachlin (@ParkerMcLachlin) August 7, 2014
Woods announced during the PGA Championship that he has withdrawn from Ryder Cup consideration and is not planning to play again until December.
H/T Golf Digest