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Former Tiger Woods coach says his book will not 'take jabs at anyone'

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(Read caption) Haney (r.) said in an interview with the Associated Press that his book about Tiger Woods was is not intended to "take jabs at anyone."

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Former swing coach to Tiger Woods Hank Haney is writing a book about his time with the golf legend titled “The Big Miss,” to be released in March.

“I get asked all the time about Tiger, what it was like to work with him,” Haney told the Associated Press about his choice to write a book about his time with Woods. “I felt like I had a front row seat to golf history. It just kind of chronicles a little bit of what I went through, what I dealt with, how I coached and the observations I made.”

Crown Archetype, part of the Random House publishing company, plans to publish the book. Because its official release date is March 27, it will come out a week before this year’s Masters Golf Tournament. The book is co-written with Jaime Diaz, a writer for Golf Digest who first covered Woods when the champion was in his teen years. 

Haney worked for six years as Woods’ swing coach, from 2004 to 2010. It was during Haney’s tenure that Woods played despite his leg injury at the US Open in 2008. The infamous scandal over Woods’ affairs also broke during Haney’s time with the golfer. 

Haney told the Associated Press he didn’t know about Woods’ adultery and will not discuss it in the book except to write about Woods's return to golf after it happened.


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