Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/19/12

Since Tiger Woods’ old swing coach has made a living off of revealing secrets about Tiger and trying to further destroy his life, it only makes sense that his current swing coach would do the opposite. As we all know, Tiger’s struggles on the golf course over the past two years have been about much more than just golf. His public image has been destroyed — which is an issue he completely brought on himself. However, his swing coach Sean Foley feels as though the criticism of Tiger has gone too far and that people should be supporting him rather than kicking him while he’s down.

“Tiger Woods is an extremely important part of the game, and I think everyone understands that,” Foley told Sirius/XM’s PGA Tour Network’s Fairways of Life according to the Golf Channel. “It has just gotten to the point where the tearing down of Tiger as a person and a golfer has become just too much. I think it is just out of hand.

“I realize it is 2012, and we have dotcoms, and you have to write five articles a day, and you run out of things to write about, but we should be in a position where we are trying to help and lift up and support a player like Tiger Woods, instead of tearing him down, because everyone in the golf industry is better off because of his existence. … Tiger is a wonderful person, and he is a good dude, and he lives a complex life. I think things have got to slow down, it has got to stop, the daily referendums and the criticism.”

There’s no denying Tiger has taken golf to a new level of popularity, but some people’s definition of a “wonderful person” is clearly a lot different from Foley’s. Tiger has taken his fair share of abuse from the public and the media, but it’s tough to feel sorry for a guy who cheated on his wife with handfuls of women while his children were home with her. If Woods can’t overcome the criticism enough to get his golf game back it’s his own problem.

Photo credit: Allan Henry-US PRESSWIRE

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