Found February 29, 2012 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
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"The Big Miss" written by Hank Haney, Tiger Wood's former swing coach is due out March 27, one week before the Masters. It'll be incredibly poor timing for the man who used to call August, Georgia his second home. The book centers on Haney's six years serving as the doctor to Tiger's once flawless swing. As expected, Haney probably has more dirt on Tiger than anyone in the sport save for Tiger's ex-caddy, Steve Williams.

On Tuesday, Golf Digest started releasing excerpts from the book through its tablet applications. In one excerpt that made news, Haney highlighted Woods' fascination with the Navy SEALS.
"I was beginning to realize that his sentiment ran deep, and that as incredible as it seemed, Tiger was seriously considering becoming a Navy SEAL," Haney wrote, referring to the summer of 2007. "I didn't know how he'd go about it, but when he talked about, it was clear that he had a plan. After finding out that the Navy SEAL age limit is 28, I asked Tiger about his being too old to join. `It's not a problem,' he said. `They're making a special age exemption for me.'"
Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, also released a statement Tuesday saying, "Because of his father, it' no secret that Tiger has always had high respect for the military, so for Haney to twist that admiration into something negative is disrespectful." Woods met with the press Wednesday at PGA National believing that Steinberg's statement was enough. Naturally, the media disagreed. Alex Miceli, a Golfweek senior writer and Golf Channel contributor, pressed Woods after Tiger said that he had "already commented on everything."

"I've already talked about everything in the book. I've already commented on everything, Alex," Woods said.

"Then I must have missed you answering that question," Miceli replied.

"Well, I've already commented on the book. Is that in the book? Is it in the book?" Woods said.

Miceli replied he had not seen the book.

"You're a beauty, you know that?" Woods said, trying to smile.

Woods then paused, stared at him and said, "Have a good day."


I won't judge whether Steinberg's comments were enough for the media concerning Woods' thoughts on the book. But, we all know that Tiger doesn't have a PGA win in over two years. Despite his new swing, consisting of a fourth major adjustment since 1996, looking more fluid and natural, you have to think Tiger is pressing. His world has learned a lot about Woods in the past couple years. He isn't the robot that most once thought. 
And while Haney's book is probably kicking a man while he's down, Tiger had to expect to be endlessly questioned on it. One thing I do know - three years ago, Tiger's confidence and bravado wouldn't have let him get into this spat with a media of the member. He was too good for that then. But as has been reflected in his game and illustrated in his face below, Tiger's once unflappable mental edge is buried in a green-side bunker.



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