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Tiger's swing coach resigns
Yahoo ^ | 05/11/2010 | free america

Posted on 05/11/2010 10:18:46 AM PDT by Free America52

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods' longtime swing coach resigned Monday night, leaving the world's No. 1 player without one of his top advisers as he tries to rebuild his game.

Hank Haney said in a statement to the Golf Channel that he enjoyed working with Woods but he thinks it's time for him to step aside as his coach.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: golf; haney; tiger

1 posted on 05/11/2010 10:18:46 AM PDT by Free America52
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To: Free America52

Tiger needs to retire to an island and take up a game like bridge. I think the world is done with him.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 10:20:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Free America52

...he needs more time with Barkley


3 posted on 05/11/2010 10:20:17 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: ClearCase_guy

....have you ever seen the island home he has?


4 posted on 05/11/2010 10:21:02 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Free America52
Unfortunate title.

5 posted on 05/11/2010 10:22:18 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free America52

Tiger doesn’t seem to need a coach...he was swinging quite a bit...


6 posted on 05/11/2010 10:22:23 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: Doogle
Yup. I think he needs to look at what he has, and look at what he has accomplished, and say "It's enough."
7 posted on 05/11/2010 10:22:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Free America52

Tiger never needed a swing coach. He’s been swinging pretty good without any help.


8 posted on 05/11/2010 10:24:10 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Too young to surrender just like that.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 10:24:30 AM PDT by mainsail that
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To: TSgt

“Tonight, we did not swing successfully.”


10 posted on 05/11/2010 10:25:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jessduntno

My thought too...Tiger has to be one of the most prolific swingers in the history of the game. I’m surprised he needed a coach.


11 posted on 05/11/2010 10:25:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ClearCase_guy

12 posted on 05/11/2010 10:26:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: TSgt

He must have taught Tiger ‘Night Putting.’


13 posted on 05/11/2010 10:26:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mainsail that

And too driven. You don’t do what he’s done if you’re willing to use the phrase “good enough”.


14 posted on 05/11/2010 10:28:05 AM PDT by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Free America52

Let’s take stock of the situation:

1. Spinal disc problems
2. Impending divorce (announced early this morning)
3. Coach resigns
4. Announces he might never play again

THE MOST PRECIPITOUS FALL I CAN IMAGINE


15 posted on 05/11/2010 10:28:35 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free America52

Sick of sloppy seconds?


16 posted on 05/11/2010 10:30:32 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Free America52

Reports are that he is going to start helping Elin with her iron work.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 10:33:28 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: Free America52

Some golf people and Tiger fan boys over at serious golf message boards like golfwrx.com are dumping on Hank Haney.

The problem is Tiger - he is a disaster.

Tiger and his posse of other F-Up’s and pimp daddys like Charles Barkley, Lawrence Taylor and Michael Jordan are a mess.


18 posted on 05/11/2010 10:41:36 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators & Estefan-Rubio)
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To: Free America52

He’s been swinging the wrong club, is what his problem is.


19 posted on 05/11/2010 10:43:32 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC
He’s been swinging the wrong club, is what his problem is.

His problem is a bulging disk dick.

20 posted on 05/11/2010 10:45:46 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: gaijin

A disc problem in his neck? Sounds a bit convenient for a golfer looking for a reason not to play. It’s sufficiently vague that is can’t be disproven. Looks like Tiger might just be taking the rest of the year off after all.


21 posted on 05/11/2010 10:52:37 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: ClearCase_guy
I think he needs to look at what he has ...and say "It's enough."
Yep, that's what the Dear Leader just said - "you've made enough."
22 posted on 05/11/2010 10:53:10 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Baynative
With a fortune approaching a BILLION dollars at this time last year and what seemed to be the perfect life ...one most people only dream about, all going south on him he must be one of the most miserable people on this planet right now.

A moment of sympathy is warranted.

OK, I'm done.

24 posted on 05/11/2010 11:24:40 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Baynative
With a fortune approaching a BILLION dollars at this time last year and what seemed to be the perfect life ...one most people only dream about, all going south on him he must be one of the most miserable people on this planet right now.

I would love to believe that Tiger has learned his lesson and is actually trying to turn his personal life around, but that is IMPOSSIBLE. All he has demonstrated in the past six months is unbridled arrogance with an occasional pathetic attempt at contrition.

25 posted on 05/11/2010 11:31:17 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: oh8eleven
Hey, don't get me wrong! If I had power, I would not reach out and force Tiger to quit or earn less!

All I'm saying is that he's out there on the receiving end of public humilation over and over again. How is that affecting his happiness? His wife? His children? Does he need more fame? More money?

It's his call, not mine, not Obama's. I just think that if I were in his shoes I'd step away from a glamorous public life and just focus on rebuilding my family.

26 posted on 05/11/2010 11:37:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Free America52

Ya know, I have almost as much disdain for the folks kicking Woods while he’s down as I do for Woods himself. The glee of some folks in Woods’ fall from grace is astounding. Just for the record, I haven’t read many comments here, but I’m mainly talking bout sports forums and talk radio.


28 posted on 05/11/2010 11:38:50 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: Baynative

common man and common man’s experiences can fix Tiger if only a common man could just speak to him


29 posted on 05/11/2010 11:39:54 AM PDT by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: ClearCase_guy
All I'm saying is that he's out there on the receiving end of public humilation over and over again.
He deserves every bit of it too. I never liked him and never will.
30 posted on 05/11/2010 11:40:27 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I'm not tired of him. I am tired of the goody, goody hypocritical mob that won't let this go.

I'm more disgusted in a culture that produced and admires the dozen women that preyed on his weakness.

31 posted on 05/11/2010 11:46:41 AM PDT by duckln
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To: Baynative
Maybe his mother will turn out to be his rock.

That is my take, he will eventually reach the acceptance phase and turn to Kutilda for guidance and support. Until then his world will remain in turmoil.

Now, on to the 'injury', Tiger may be a true crossroads in his career. If his neck is bad he will NEVER be the golfer he once was. He might have moments of brilliance (see Couples, Fred - back - and Love, Davis - neck) but he will never be the consistantly dominant player he was.

He can make changes that will alleviate the issue somewhat, but it will be at the expense of what made him the best to ever play the game. He will become just another golfer, just as capable of winning or missing the cut any given week.

I speak to this from experience. I was a single digit handicap from the time I was a teen through my late twenties. Then I injired my neck in a car accident (sound familiar). from that day forward my game deteiorated no matter what I did. Now at 48 I carry an 18 handicap and have for the last 12 years, I still have days where I will shoot 79-81, but that will be followed by a series of 89-95 rounds because I just cannot turn on the ball.

I compounded it by making adjustments that put stress on my lower back, and usually by the end of 18 holes I am in horrible pain either in my neck or hips. I love the game and grit my way through it, but I have not been able to play golf on consecutive days for at least 10 years, and usually can only physically play 3-5 times in a month or it impacts the rest of my life detrimentally.

Now, obviously, I do not have the doctors, therapists and treatments Tiger will have at his disposal, but you can see the professional tour littered with formerly magnificent players who heard the dreaded words "neck problems" or "back problems"

Tiger may still reach or break Jack's major title record, but that is in serious doubt now, and as soon as Tiger walked off the Sawgrass course and said he had "neck problems" his aura of invincibility on the golf course disappeared forever.

32 posted on 05/11/2010 11:50:35 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Free America52
In a related story...

"Tiger Woods' Ball-Washer Remains Onboard!"

33 posted on 05/11/2010 11:50:56 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Baynative
Without that balance in his life, he has no where to go ...it seems. The fact that he knows he is out of control and everything around him is falling apart can only make it worse.

I think this has probably demonstrated how critical his father was to his success.

Maybe his mother will turn out to be his rock.

He definitely needs someone, either his mother or some mentor. He needs to take at least the rest of the year off and become a grown up.

34 posted on 05/11/2010 11:59:23 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
All he has demonstrated in the past six months is unbridled arrogance with an occasional pathetic attempt at contrition.

I've always taught my children that their is a fine line between arrogance and confidence and that quite often others will not be able to tell the difference.

That said, I'm willing to cut ^the golfer^ Eldrick Tiger Woods some slack but only so far as he rejects arrogant grandstanding (his Nike ad?) but is the embodiment of confidence (as he once was) on the course.

IOW, go out, play great golf and then disappear into he woodwork until the next tourny. (Which is what the other players generally do.)

35 posted on 05/11/2010 12:04:14 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Then he should have NEVER gone on TV to talk about it.


36 posted on 05/11/2010 12:07:47 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Full agreement from me.


38 posted on 05/11/2010 12:26:54 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: Baynative

Agree, I think this will be much like the period from the mid-80’s until Tiger came along. No truly dominant player, but a series of extremely talented players bouncing the #1 title back and forth.


39 posted on 05/11/2010 12:31:14 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: wagglebee
Tiger should go to Rio where the legal age is 16.

He could hire a half dozen teen queens and spend the summer rehabing from his recent rehab.

After he has had his fill of booze and wild sex he can get back to golf and doing Cialis ads.

Imagine Tiger and a nubile teener in a pair of tubs. {ever wonder how those tubs get into the woods?-- pun intended}

40 posted on 05/11/2010 12:37:33 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: commish
Now, on to the 'injury', Tiger may be a true crossroads in his career.

I think you're right, It was his strength and power that got him to that level along with his personal conditioning program which also includes running.

For a "non sport", it certainly has taken its toll on many, many players, professional and amateurs alike. Unfortunately for this sport, it's always the back or neck or shoulder or elbow which seems to be the weakest link and easiest to start breaking down.

I think he'll overcome this injury but he's going to have to realize that he's at an age in his life now where his body is starting to develope a mind of its own and no longer willing to put up with the demands that the head still wants to put on it..........

41 posted on 05/11/2010 12:56:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Baynative
He was conditioned to handle pressure and control any situation on the golf course.

Thanks for the ping.

I agree with you, he cannot control the situations OFF the golf course.

Watching him leave the golf course I can tell you I saw no signs of buldging disc. Anyone with that would demonstrate a decrease of Cervical Range of Motion and show some sign of guarding and he showed none.

That is exactly why his swing coach Haney is resigning. (ie. It's between his ears)

His future success in golf is directly proportional to his mindset, which is kind of ironic.

43 posted on 05/11/2010 2:33:54 PM PDT by Balata
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To: mainsail that
Too young to surrender just like that.

Agreed.

Never figured Tiger for a quitter.

44 posted on 05/11/2010 2:35:36 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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