Tiger Woods has wasted little time in criticising former coach Hank Haney for writing a book about their time together.
In a short telephone interview with ESPN, the 14-time major champion revealed he felt extremely betrayed and hurt by what Haney had to say in his book entitled The Big Miss.
“I think it’s unprofessional and very disappointing, especially because it’s someone I worked with and trusted as a friend,” said Woods, who worked with Haney for six years from 2004 until after the 2010 Masters.
“There have been other one-sided books about me, and I think people understand that this book is about money. I’m not going to waste my time reading it.”
During their time together, Woods got married, had kids, won six majors and then rocked the world with his sex scandal following a car accident in late 2009.
Haney has since responded to Tiger’s scathing remarks: “The Big Miss is golf history. I observed greatness and am asked about it all the time. I wanted to share it in a fair and honest way.
“I’m not sure I understand the unprofessionalism part. He hasn’t read the book. There’s a lot of positives in there. I think he’s the greatest golfer who ever lived.”
The book is due to be published just before The Masters in April.