PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods hasn’t changed swing coaches.
Hank Haney hasn’t been cut adrift.
Woods confirmed as much after his opening 2-under-par 70 at The Players Championship.
“Hank and I talk every day, nothing’s changed,” Woods said. “According to the press, I’ve fired him five times by now over the course of my four years, or whatever it is, six years?”
Woods was asked if he blamed Haney for anything that’s gone wrong with his game.
“As I’ve said, I’ve played six rounds in seven months,” Woods said. “I need rounds under my belt.”
The comments come in the wake of NBC analyst Johnny Miller’s suggestion Wednesday that Woods needs to remove Haney as his coach. Woods' comments came amid unconfirmed media reports that he’s either already hired Sean Foley or thinking about it. Foley is swing coach to Sean O’Hair and Hunter Mahan, both of whom played practice rounds with Woods on Wednesday. Foley followed the trio around, fueling speculation.