The Big Miss Excerpt: Tiger Woods is Cheap, No Fan of Phil Mickelson Says Coach Hank Haney
Tiger Woods one-time coach Hank Haney is out with "The Big Miss" a tell-all of sorts on the former number one pro golfer in the world.
Excerpts of the book have been released and are not kind to Tiger.
Obsessed with Phil...
According to Fox Sports, Haney notes that Woods was / is obsessed fellow superstar PGA golfer Phil Mickelson, but believes Phil is "lazy and phony and would "make fun of his body" and, when rooming with devout Christian Zach Johnson at the Ryder Cup, found it amusing to turn on the 24-hour porn package on TV."
Oh and if that isn't enough, the book slams Woods as cheap and rude.
On Tiger and ex-wife Elin Nordegren...
Another published excerpt reveals that Woods and Nordegren were already engaged when Haney was hired in 2004, with the wedding taking place that October of that same year.
“But as life became more complicated,” Haney wrote, “I thought Elin changed. By the time she and Tiger married, she remained friendly but had become more guarded, even in her own home. She and Tiger developed a calm, almost cool relationship in front of other people, and conversations with them tended to be awkward and strained.”
The dynamic began to change just three months into the marriage, Haney suggested, after Woods won at Torrey Pines for his first stroke-play victory in nearly 16 months, according to the Boston Herald.
The report notes that "Nordegren wanted to celebrate, noting that during her days as Jesper Parnevik’s nanny, a victory would prompt the family to throw a party. "
According to the book, Woods responded: “E, that’s not what we do. I’m not Jesper. We’re supposed to win.”
Nordegren was taken aback, Haney wrote, and her smile got smaller. He added that “in the future Elin would keep her emotions under wraps whenever Tiger won.”
Haney also mentions the pressure Woods applied to himself as he looked towards Jack Nicklaus.
In his writing he states: "(Woods) never mentioned Nicklaus' record, but it started to weigh more heavily at every major. And Tiger's actions indicated he believed he had less time to do it than everyone thought."
"I didn't know how he'd go about it, but when he talked about it, it was clear he had a plan," Haney writes.
"I thought, Wow, here is Tiger Woods, greatest athlete on the planet, maybe the greatest athlete ever, right in the middle of his prime, basically ready to leave it all behind for a military life."
The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods by Hank Haney will be released in time for "The Masters" at Augusta, the title will be released on March 27, 2012.
The Masters is scheduled for April 5-8, 2012.
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