Tiger Denies Rift with Hank Haney


Tiger Woods met with the media at the Quail Hollow Championship Wednesday.
He was asked about speculation about Hank Haney’s future as his swing coach, speculation based on reports that Woods gave Haney an earful of his frustration after the second round of the Masters.
Here’s a snippet of the ASAP Sports transcript where Woods addresses that:
Q: There was some speculation because you were a little cranky at times at Augusta about Hank and your status and his future.
TIGER WOODS: That’s complete speculation. It has nothing to do with Henry. I didn’t hit the ball the way I wanted to and I didn’t make any putts. I felt like that every day. It was 17 and 18 that hurt. I didn’t finish off my rounds the last couple days, and it cost me a chance to win the golf tournament.
Q: So he just happened to be standing there when you were at the point of frustration as much as anything?
TIGER WOODS: No, I mean, usually you just leave me alone, let me vent for a while and then I’ll be ready to focus on what I need to do to get ready for the next day. It’s happened before, he’s seen it before, Stevie (Williams) has seen it. You’ve got to vent. We don’t get a chance to do that because we come off the green, we do media right away. You’re constantly on, and I just need to vent for just a little bit. Give me five minutes, ten minutes, and once that’s over, it’s what do we need to do to get ready to win this golf tournament the next day.