butch has nothing to gain and nothing to prove by speaking about haney. nothing against rick smith, i don't know the guy, but the best he can do is 'i used to coach phil'? really? are we next going to hear from jim mcclean, jimmy ballard, et al.? who cares!!! these guys are about the same thing, selling their services to the highest bidder. to say that rick smith is admirable for what he said, news flash, tiger is not going to pick up the phone and call you, rick smith, anytime soon.
Rick would have said the same thing if it was Haney writing about another Golfer....the fact is 71, it breaks a rule that every coach has with their student and that is what Rick is implying and saying....
Thanks 27 for the Rick Smith posting. Sounds like the Haney "project" is to create hype for "Best Seller" status. He knows the only way to do this is to sensationalize the relationship by devulging controversial snippets from his book to intrigue the publics interest. The so called "reporter" hounding TW about this is trying to get his 15 minutes of fame for a tabloid story. Little does he know that he probably sealed his fate with any other interviewee in the future. I for one will not be buying "Cry Baby" Haney's book regardless of what it is priced at. It just seems like certain people Haney & Williams resent the fact that their meal ticket has moved on and say nothing but desparaging comments after the fact. See www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2057888/Steve-Williams-racist-comment-Adam-Scott-refuses-sack-Tiger-Woods-ex-caddy.html on Williams. Where would these two be financially if it weren't for TW and the global recognition they receive from that relationship. This relationship should have been respected and move on. I see that 71 is somewhat in approval of the "free speech" idealogy however when free speech trumps teacher - student / doctor - patient / lawyer - client et al privelage for sensatioalized fodder and personal gain then the career ending fallout should be warranted and therefore expected. I am glad to see that TW is above all this and he is moving on.