Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Telegraph reports that Hank Haney is "relieved," to have ended his six-year relationship with the world's number one golfer, Tiger Woods. According to the story, Haney decided to make the move after Tiger failed to support him in the midst of post Quail Hollow criticism. Haney also added that he wasn't even working with Tiger at the time.

"I wish he had stood up in a press conference and announced, at the very least, that he was sick of all the criticism, that he backed me and that he believed in me, but he never did."
"It was a tough decision, one I went back and forth on many times," Haney said. "I sent him a text. I wished him the best and told him I hope he finds someone else to help him. "He first responded: 'Thanks'. Then two seconds later he said again: 'We're just taking a break right?' I told him: 'No, we're done'. "When all is said and done, I'm better off out of it. That's the bottom line. It is a huge weight off my shoulders."

Westwood thinks he's got a shot? The world's third-ranked golfer Lee Westwood has been knocking on the Major victory door for awhile now and it seems the high profile finishes may have gotten to his head. We all know the stocky Englishman had a close call at Torrey Pines in '08, but a T3 at the PGA in '09 and a 2nd at the Masters this year have clearly clouded his judgment. ESPN reports that when asked if he could pass Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods for one of the top two spots in the world he replied, "why not."

"The world rankings normally reflect consistency so I think the No. 1 and 2 spots are definitely there to be shot at. Both of them (Woods and Mickelson) are obviously capable of playing some fantastic golf but neither of them have really shown the consistency that the world No. 1 and No. 2 would ordinarily show. Phil obviously played very well to win the Masters -- I had a ringside seat for that one. I'll be trying to keep up my consistency and in the next few weeks and months with some big events coming up and try to get closer to them.
Romo could've played golf instead of football story in USA Today
"I wouldn't have minded if he wouldn't have been here. I mean, the guy works hard every day and has never missed anything. He kept that streak going."

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