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on 22 April 2012
OK, I'm a BIG Woods fan and as such will read everything I can get my hands on about him, but this is a review of Haneys book. I was surprised. I was expecting much sticking in of knives and slagging off of Woods but not a bit of it. Haney goes out of his way to express his admiration for him calling a "great athlete", the "best golfer in the history of the game" and lots more in the same vein. Sceptics will find this a bit rich but there's no doubting his sincerity. I was also impressed by Haney NOT making judgements about Wood's conduct in 2009 and the subsequent fallout in sharp contrast to every commentator who made cheap shots and this includes you Billy Payne!! He obviously has a lot of affection for Woods.
However Haney doesn't pull his punches when he shows the emails written to help Tiger and are not even replied to. He was hurt and I don't blame him, Tiger, you are inconsiderate and damned rude sometimes!! But he also describes the endless patience Woods shows when teaching young kids or talking to veterans, I know this is true I've seen it myself.
It seemed to me though that the main point Haney wanted to get across was to set the record straight as to how the relationship between them ended. I won't spoilt it but like the rest of the book it is riveting.
For anyone even mildly interested in Woods this is essential reading. I'm still a BIG Woods fan but I am also a BIG Haney fan as well. Good luck Sean Foley!!!!