Tiger Woods' former coach pens tell-all
Hank Haney dishes the dirt
- Duration 5:06
- Date Mar 28, 2012
Hank Haney dishes the dirt
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-- he was one of the greatest golfers in the world -- witty shattering every golf -- record.
That was -- a major scandal brought Tiger Woods' world to a sudden halt along with injury.
Now -- tell all book.
Tiger is very esteemed swing coach Hank Haney is opening up getting a -- -- -- -- -- six -- -- With a golf star -- I got this some I had that I can't put it down joining us right now is the author of this book the big mess by years coaching Tiger Woods Hank -- Hank welcomed.
Thank you -- -- area quick question were you coaching the greatest golfer ever.
Oh absolutely in my mind.
The things that tiger's does on the golf course the record that he's had.
The amount that he's better than this competition by.
Need the record he's he's -- Accumulated in such a short time relative short time has been just amazing.
True and that we could see those records but we also find out when -- -- became his full swing coach.
But he said he wasn't really even as good as you thought he was he had a lot of problems.
Well he he had things to work on -- every player does but it did surprise me that is is dominant as he was he still had more room for improvement.
And they were just little things eliminating three -- getting better at the easy chip shots.
You know improving his distance control is driving.
You always -- close to -- right he called you his friend one of his best friends but you didn't feel that way -- since commented on -- book.
He said the book was unprofessional all about money and very disappointing I'm sure you've read that what's your reaction.
Well I mean you know my reason for writing the book is as whenever you're in a position to observe greatness like I was for six years.
You are asked about and all the time I'm asked about tiger all the time -- asked about.
You know what it was like to work with somehow he is is as a person.
What are the things that I work time and I wanted to share those observations and you know I've thought about this long and hard about this book -- -- it -- got all down to the end I had -- thought to myself you know what these -- my memories to these aren't just his exclusive memories.
He doesn't have a patent on these memories and and I want to share my memories and and observations about a person and I think music -- the greatest player ever.
Ben and Hank you do and just to take some of the -- so one of which.
To give people an idea the person you saw.
He would qualities including selfishness obsessive in his stubborn is cold this ruthlessness pettiness and cheap this.
Those are not that's not a great description of what somebody is like off the off the course.
We surprised by this consistent.
A poor behavior.
And not necessarily mean who for some I mean all those words are all taken you know totally out of context so -- -- in the meeting in the bucket.
It has a lot to do it describing his greatness somewhere one part of greatness is is you have to be self -- -- play an individual sport.
And the best that I think there's ever been added so you would expect a certain level of arrogance you'd see expect a certain level of -- confidence and self senator and us and those are all things that -- more than that right and when you compile all those words under one pays and it -- looks like something that is not but it.
You know the book is overly positive.
But if it didn't have some negative things -- area wouldn't have been an honest book in my the most important thing that I wanted to do was write a truthful and honest.
Look right -- one thing is true we can go up to date now the scandals over the injuries are tolerable he won over the weekend and now the odds -- are saying.
That he is a favorite to win the masters does Hank Haney thinks tiger's -- favorite to win the masters and to be number one again.
Whole list no doubt that he could be number one again I mean he hasn't lost his skills he's hitting the ball great.
Putted great at bay hill.
And that's a key for gust I mean if he's gonna we're gonna gusties got to eliminate three putts the last six years he's -- the -- he's said to me three -- side he would have won.
You know six Green jackets -- -- if he didn't have.
All these three putts so that's something he's got a void but everybody does -- -- golf course if he can avoid the three putts he'll be right there on Sunday.
Thank you -- Brady had a great television show you try to fix Charles Barkley of successfully -- to Rush Limbaugh he loved it.
But when you -- one point run across Tiger Woods do you expect to ever have a conversation with him again.
Well I mean I would hope to I mean I don't have any power tiger is an incredible experience for me.
You know I I think if he reads a book in his heart of -- -- -- to say that it was an honest portrayal of what happened during the sixers that we're together.
And now I don't have -- and -- your hard feelings and also I hope he doesn't Phyllis and went.
And just because although essential -- -- with another pro again true.
Well I mean when I had the opportunity to work with tiger -- -- -- going to be my last -- I mean.
I'm into it for 32 years and and sixers with tiger was was enough.
There was this kind of time to go -- -- where you go from Tiger Woods anyways.
Right maybe to make obviously would -- -- we can work out.
And we'll see you negative behavior -- -- full time -- Katie can drag it congratulations on the book I don't know if I -- -- enough to work with me.
The new book is called the big mess.