Report: Tiger not happy about Haney's book

Hank Haney first started working with Tiger Woods in March 2004.
Hank Haney first started working with Tiger Woods in March 2004. ( Getty Images )

Friday, January 20, 2012

According to, Tiger Woods is not pleased about Hank Haney's upcoming book, 'The Big Miss,' which will delve into Haney's time as Woods' coach.

"I think it's unprofessional and very disappointing," Woods told in a telephone interview, "especially because it's someone I worked with and trusted as a friend.

"There have been other one-sided books about me, and I think people understand that this book is about money. I'm not going to waste my time reading it."

Earlier this month, Haney revealed his intent to release the book right before the Masters.

"I was a witness to greatness," Haney told Thursday. "And I get asked the question all the time about Tiger. I wanted to talk about it and I wanted to share it with people. That's the bottom line. I'm not sure I understand the unprofessionalism part. He hasn't read the book. There's a lot of positives in there. I think he's the greatest golfer who ever lived.

"I was just in a position to observe greatness, and anyone who observes greatness likes to share it. I feel like I wrote a book that was fair and honest. It's golf history."

According to, Haney did not contact Woods about the book.

Haney and Woods won six majors as a coach-player tandem, and also picked up 31 wins.

"Again, I want to thank Hank for everything he did for me," Woods told