Sean Foley, who has worked as Tiger Woods's golf coach for nearly two years, was a guest on the Sirius/XM radio PGA Tour Network show "Fairways of Life," where he defended his most polarizing student. The full transcript was not available on the Sirius website, but Golfchannel.com's Randall Mell offers a recap.
“I know everyone has a job to do, and I get it,” Foley said. “But if it is about the game of golf, Tiger Woods is an extremely important part of the game, and I think everyone understands that. It has just gotten to the point where the tearing down of Tiger as a person and a golfer has become just too much. I think it is just out of hand.
“I realize it is 2012, and we have dotcoms, and you have to write five articles a day, and you run out of things to write about, but we should be in a position where we are trying to help and lift up and support a player like Tiger Woods, instead of tearing him down, because everyone in the golf industry is better off because of his existence.
“That is basically one thing I want to get out. Tiger is a wonderful person, and he is a good dude, and he lives a complex life. I think things have got to slow down, it has got to stop, the daily referendums and the criticism.”
Traffic problem cured! Police escort! Shot 65 BTW and leading by 2. twitter.com/WestwoodLee/st… — Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) April 19, 2012
@WestwoodLee nice police escort, I hear you only get one of those at that event if you are ranked in the top 500!
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) April 19, 2012