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Mickelson before and after Butch Harmon

May 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Most analysts believe that Tiger Woods played better when Butch Harmon was his coach than he was with Hank Haney. But what about Phil Mickelson? Was Mickelson better after joining forces with Butch Harmon, or before when Rick Smith was his coach? Let’s forget about Harmon’s talk about Mickelson’s “improved leg action” or “greater stability” […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

The Big Miss is a big hit

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments

The Big Miss is a big hit on Amazon. At 7:37 ET this morning  the book was ranked 14th on the retailing giant’s bestseller list on its opening day. Furthermore, it would have been several notches higher if the list was not clogged with fiction titles from the Hunger Games series, which got a huge […]

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Woods should be angry about The Big Miss

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Hank Haney and the media just don’t get it. They think that because Tiger Woods has not read The Big Miss that he has no reason to be upset about it – yet. “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 […]

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Woods calls Haney “Unprofessional”

January 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Big surprise about Hank Haney’s upcoming book, The Big Miss: Tiger Woods is pissed. According to Woods, “I just think this book is very self serving.” This dovetails with the point I made about Haney is the previous column – that he is one opportunistic S.O.B. To make matters worse, the book is to be […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Haney’s book on Woods shows Haney to be a world class opportunist

January 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It’s coming, and soon (late March) – a tell all book about Tiger Woods written by one of the people who was closest to him, his former instructor Hank Haney. The book is titled The Big Miss, a name that has “multiple meanings” according to Haney. That is, super wild drives and a big missed […]

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Tags: Media Matters · The Game

Woods not as golf smart as his teachers’ think

June 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods’ instructors keep insisting that no one knows more about the swing than he does, that he is by far the most knowledgeable player in the game. If so, now is his time to prove it. Right now Woods’ swing is a big mess. When he gets stuck on the downswing, which is happening […]

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Haney and Huggan at odds with the truth

May 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

John Huggan is at it again, siding with Hank Haney while spouting off a litany of questionable opinions,  all for the purpose of defending his good friend and co-author of a couple of instructional books. And, as with a previous defense of Haney, he waited until we are well into his piece (582 of its […]

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Tags: Inside the Stats · The Game

Haney abandons the “hot seat”

May 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Did Tiger Woods let Hank Haney go, but allow Haney to save face by announcing that it was his decision? Or was this a voluntary decision, as Haney claims: “Just so there is no confusion I would like to make it clear that this is my decision.” Woods could have let Haney say he was […]

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Haney’s defense counsel misses the mark

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I enjoy reading John Huggan because he sticks his neck out and has no fear of saying what’s on his mind – he’s the Johnny Miller of the print world with a touch more of hyperbole, and a dash less of knowledge. Sometimes I cheer him, but on others he makes my blood boil. Recently, […]

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Cheerleader Haney Exaggerates All Things Tiger

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

You would think that Hank Haney would be a credible source of information on Tiger Woods. But he’s so defensive and biased that almost everything he says has to be run through a truth-ometer where it usually fails the test. Let’s consider some of these choice morsels that appeared in a story by Golf Digest’s […]

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