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Monday 25 September 2017

Haney stands down from Woods role

Hank Haney has announced he is leaving his role as Tiger Woods' swing coach.

The pair's partnership has come under scrutiny as Woods has struggled with his swing since returning from his self-imposed absence, with some suggesting he should abandon Haney's principles.



Haney, who has been with Woods for six years, said in a statement: "Just so there is no confusion, I would like to make it clear that this is my decision.



"Tiger Woods and I will always be friends, but I believe that there is a time and place for everything, and I feel at this time and at this place in my life I want to move forward in other areas."



The 54-year-old added: "It has been a great learning experience and along the way Tiger has elevated me in my own profession to a level that I never thought I would achieve before I had the opportunity to work with him.



"He is an incredible athlete with an incredible work ethic. As we all know, Tiger has been through a lot in the last six months, and I really believe that given the chance, mind free and injury free, we will all see Tiger Woods play once again like we all know he can.



"I wish Tiger well, not only with his golf, but in finding peace and happiness in all aspects of his life."

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