I SO AGREE WITH YOU. I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ANYONE WHO TELLS A TELL-ALL BOOK LIKE THIS. THEY ARE ONLY TELLING WHAT KIND OF PERSON LIVES IN THEIR HEART. JUST THINK IF SOMEONE WHOM YOU CONSIDERED TO BE A FRIEND DECIDED TO TURN AGAINST YOU(ALL MEMBERS OF THE FORUM). IT HAS HAPPENED IN THE REAL WORLD. IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING, BUT WORSE YOU EXPECT OTHER FRIENDS TO KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW IT IS NOT TRUE, AND IF THEY DON'T THAT REALLY HURTS. TIGER SEEMS TO BE WAITING TO SEE WHO ARE HIS REAL FRIENDS. HE SHOULD NOT EVER ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HH DID. HE IS A BITTER OLD MAN ( AND I DON'T KNOW HIS AGE).
AS TIGER SAYS WINNING TAKES CARE OF EVERYTHING AND I LOVE WHAT I AM SEEING FROM HIS SWING.
ORLANDO -- Rick Smith, a long-time swing instructor on the PGA Tour and former teacher to Phil Mickelson and other notable players, including Rocco Mediate and Lee Janzen,
spoke out on Wednesday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational about Hank
Haney's forthcoming book, "The Big Miss," about the teacher's six years
as Tiger Woods' swing coach.
"I would rather be broke and not
have a penny to my name before I violate the code of player-teacher
confidentiality," Smith said. "In 27 years out here, I've never done
that. I'm personally upset with Hank because he's broken and violated
our code of ethics. If you have the opportunity and you're privileged to
conversations, you will not and should not share anything from them
with anyone. I don't care who it is.
"For all the guys who have
committed their lives to teaching, this should be very upsetting and I
know that I'm not the only one that feels this way. What Hank did is
against the rules."
Smith, who stopped coaching Mickelson after
the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, still retains a close personal and
business relationship with the four-time major champion. For years,
Smith says, he and Mickelson would not discuss with anyone what they
were working on. Smith would get permission from Mickelson and other
players to answer media questions.
"Your relationship with these
players is for a lifetime. All the guys that I have worked with are
still my dearest friends," Smith said. "Obviously, Hank was convinced
that it was great that everybody knew about his work with Tiger and that
it was substantial financially for him to write this book. But you
can't put a dollar value on something that is an ethical violation."
said Haney should "s*ck up" any ill feelings that he might have toward
Woods after their working relationship ended in 2010, and be "grateful"
and "appreciative" for the chance to work with one of the greatest
players of all time.
"The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods" will be released March 27.
Ian Poulter's response:
The relationship between the pair has been soured by the latest remarkable
extract from Hank Haney’s book, The Big Miss, which claims that Woods
disliked Poulter and accused him of trying to hitch a ride aboard his
private jet. In a text to Haney, he wrote: “Can you believe this d---
mooched a ride on my plane?”
Poulter did not dispute the truth of the story on Wednesday but said: “I’ve no
interest in it. It’s nothing to do with me.”
To the people who keep bringing up Zach Johnson and the x rated movies, if Zach is not stressing over it then why are you?
Good debate Pen.....but my point again about Every is not about Every.....it is about the lack of coverage of a criminal activity and Faldo being more worried about this kid getting a good publicist instead of worrying about the stain it would put on the "Gentlemen's game" of golf. And I honestly believe that if TGC set the bar and made Tiger a non-issue after it ran it's natural course, all of the other Gossip channels would have too. I'm not going to disagree, that because of the depth of the issue the news cycle even at TGC would have gone on longer than just 3 news cycles given Tiger's standing in the world of golf but to beat a dead horse over 2 years, it became complete saturation.
You know, it's actually comical, the woman that was represented by Gloria Allred, somehow, that dropped off the map.....you know the one with the red wig and was supposed to be the p orn star, within a week of her no longer being on all the channels wiping her tears, I actually saw her on TMZ doing a photo shoot that was very provocative, VERY provacative.......totally blowing her tearful story out of the water. Actually, it was quite sickening to me seeing what she was doing, scanttily clad, straddling a fire hose in some pretty risque clothing and obviously happy to be working in her profession again. Anyway, we agree on some issues and agree to disagree on others.
all i'm saying it that most people are not waiting with baited breath to hear what zach johnson has to say, about the incident or anything else about haney. if it were phil in that situation, for example, it would be a much different story.