Hank Haney took issue with recent criticism from Tiger Woods over Haney’s new book about Tiger in an interview with Crain’s Ed Sherman. Woods had called Haney “unprofessional” for writing a book about his six years coaching Woods. Haney’s book The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods comes out in late March.
Were you surprised about Mr. Woods' reaction? Not really. It seems pretty consistent to how he's reacted to things in the past. I feel like it is a fair and honest book. I know he said it is “unprofessional.” I don't know how you can make a comment like that without reading the book. I think I had an opportunity to write an unprofessional book, but I don't think I did. I feel like I wrote a fair and honest book.
Should he be worried about what's in the book? Maybe. (Mr. Haney then took a long pause.) The truth is the truth. There are quite a few things in there that people will find as surprises. I just wrote a fair and honest book. I said all along this wasn't going to be a takedown book. People that know me know that's not what I would do. What did you think about him saying he won't read the book? He reads everything. If he says (he) won't, that probably will be the first time. It'll be up to him to decide if he's unhappy. I feel like it is very honest.
According to ISM, Clarke’s management company, the split with Mulrooney is amicable and the player will spend some time weighing up his options for a replacement.
Having decided not to play in either Qatar or Dubai, Clarke’s next competitive outing will be the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona at the end of February.
Mulrooney took over as Clarke’s full-time caddie after the former Ryder Cup player won the Iberdrola Open in Majorca last May.
The pair came close to breaking up after it was claimed they had a furious disagreement on the Sunday at the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, but they were back on the same wavelength as their partnership worked a treat the following week.
The PGA TOUR, Pacific Rubiales Energy and the William J. Clinton Foundation announced today that President Clinton will travel to Bogota, Colombia in February and attend the Nationwide Tour's Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship. The tournament will be presented by Samsung and will support the Clinton Foundation's work through the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) in Colombia.
President Clinton will participate in tournament activities, including the Wednesday, Feb. 15th Pro-Am, featuring Nationwide Tour professionals, government officials, Pacific Rubiales executives, clients and guests. It will be the first time a sitting or former president of the United States has attended a Nationwide Tour event.
"We've become good friends," says Cooley of Woods, and while Cooley hasn't been consulted about trying to repair Tiger's more recent non-knee troubles, he is of the opinion that his golf career, given Tiger's work ethic and determination, will eventually rebound.Tweet of the Day
And he's absolutely confident of one thing. That left knee of his was repaired right, and in the right place.