After Woods won the 2005 Buick Invitational, his first stroke-play victory in nearly 16 months and his first with Haney as his coach, Nordegren wanted to celebrate. She pointed out that when she was a nanny for Jesper Parnevik, his family would hold a party whenever Parnevik won. Woods responded: “E, that’s not what we do. I’m not Jesper. We’re supposed to win.”
This part does not make any sense. Tiger won two stroke play tournaments in November and December of 2004.
My two cents - most of the excerpts I've read that are derogatory about Tiger seem to be Haney's "interpretation" of what Tiger thought or felt, not actual facts that he can support. And some of the stuff is just plain silly. If he was so intimidated by Tiger that, as a guest in his home, he was afraid to ask for a friggin' popsicle, how in the world could he be his instructor in the first place?
In my opinion, this book sounds like a "stream of conciousness" reflection on his days in the sun, filled with gossip and his take on Tiger's innermost thoughts. Heck, most of us could write a similar book without every meeting Tiger, based on what we've read, heard, and observed over the past 30 years and it would be just as accurate.
Whatever Haney's purpose was in writing this junk, anyone who doesn't think it's at least partly a money-grab......well, I wish I saw the world through your rosecolored glasses. LOL
well haney isn't certainly going to help tiger by it, for sure, even if everything he says about tiger is true.
so tiger isn't the perfect gentleman. did he ever claim to be? all we, as fans and casual observers, can reasonably expect of him, strictly happens on the golf course. how he treated haney, his wife, or other tour players has no bearing on how he hits a golf shot.
if it somehow makes you feel better about yourself to know such things, then by all means buy the book. then consider yourself the same person reading the book as haney is in writing it, especially if you feel it is your duty to share it with the rest of the world as haney has done.
Very well stated Kloudy. I am in total agreement with both yourself and Paddy on this book and the RACIST overtones which have dogged Tiger throughout his entire career. And I also agree that had this same scandal happened to Phil we would have heard about it for a few weeks and then it would have all blown over since Phil is a member of the "good old boys club" that is golf. And I too am a 61 year old Caucasian grandmother and I feel this way. Probably more than any other reason this is why I want Tiger to wallop Jack's record.
The hypocritical delusion that golf is a gentlemen's game is just that---a delusion. I would suspect that each and every current and past member of the PGA has some skeleton lurking in their closet which they would really prefer never saw the light of day. I mean these guys are human after all. They are not saints as TGC and the PGA would have us believe. Well all of them except of course Tiger (sarcasm). And Hank Haney and Jaime Diaz have now joined the ranks of SLIME. Both of them are on video as stating that this book was about Tiger's golf game. And of course we all now know that this is a giant load of GARBAGE as we all suspected it would be. I hope this is the end of Hank Haney and that I have never have to see his back stabbing face again!
GO TIGER! BEAT 18!!!!!!!
I agree....it sickens me...I wish somehow Tiger's PR team or counter this...
I wish we could see Tiger -his interaction with his kids, his mom, doing things that shed light on his goodness as a person as well...