I am a huge Tiger fan but I agree with your assessment. However it is disturbing that HH would publish Tiger's comments on other pro olfers because he still has to play with them and against them For instance, Ian Poulter is on Tiger's Albany team in the Tavisock cup coming up this monday.
And I think that it must be noted by ALL tiger fans that this was HH intrepetation PRIOR to the scandal. Afterwards, I think Tiger is much changed inside. And I don't think he is letting his fame get to his head like he did before.
Overheard Hank Haney crying while I was hiding in the bushes at Tigers:
WAH! WAH! WAH!!! I am going to go tell my mommy that Tiger won't give me a popsicle.
Next Excerpt: WAH! WAH! WAH!!!! Tiger won't give me the time of day!
What goes around Mr. Hiney comes around!!!!!!!!
I am one of those folk who does not watch a tournament unless TW is playing and no matter where he is in the standings, am only interested in watching him play.
That said, I think Haney is trying to paint the picture (in an awkward non-writer way) of TW not being the type to go out of his way to make others in his presence feel comfortable. Which I don't think should come as a surprise to anyone on this board. TW has never been known as a sweety pie and his true fans don't expect him to be. I'm realistic to know that TW would probably not let someone like me, African American woman, into his inner circle, as I've never seen him casually with that type woman. Not dating or in photos with friends, etc. I find this unusal for a black man, so I cannot say that I think TW is totally put together tight.
Haney's comments about TW's and Elin's conversations gives me a bit of insight, because, I've always thought Elin left too quickly and thought she may have been ready to leave and just took "the" incident as an opportunity to do so.
I don't think we have to get up in arms over anything Haney or anyone else that works with TW says about him. He's not the type to invoke loyalty among many that know him and that's his issue. We can still love him for the golfer he is and enjoy his game.