Flawed relationship: Woods, Mahan learn from each other


KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Call it flattery by association. When Tiger Woods is inclined to watch another player hit golf balls he said he turns to Sean Foley stable mate Hunter Mahan.

Mahan and Woods both work with Foley and the two played a practice round together on Tuesday, so it’s no surprise that the world No. 2 said it was Mahan’s action that interests him the most among the play-for-pay set.

“We have exact opposite flaws,” Woods said. “The things I’m trying to do he does well, and the things that I do well he’s trying to get to do.”

When asked if it would be fair to say that Woods and Mahan learn from each other Foley was clear, “Absolutely.”

“They just share ideas,” Foley said. “Having the same coach they are interested in what each other (is) working on and why. Their feels are totally different but their patterns are becoming more similar.”