Tiger Woods has parted ways with his swing coach Sean Foley. The golf internet will now blow up with pundits who will pontificate endlessly about whether or not this was a good decision, or that it should have been done long ago. Surely we will see plenty of “return to Butch Harmon” discussion. Here’s the official statement from Tiger Woods below.
Tiger Woods said today he will no longer be working with Sean Foley.
“I’d like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship,” Woods said. “Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him. With my next tournament not until my World Challenge event at Isleworth in Orlando, this is the right time to end our professional relationship.”
“My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I am appreciative of the many experiences we shared together,” Foley said. “It was a lifelong ambition of mine to teach the best player of all time in our sport. I am both grateful for the things we had the opportunity to learn from one another, as well as the enduring friendship we have built. I have nothing but respect and admiration for him.”
“Presently, I do not have a coach, and there is no timetable for hiring one,” added Woods.
Every golf social network and website known to man will now endlessly post the following topics of discussion below. 1…2…3.. GO!
1. Was Tiger Woods leaving Sean Foley a good decision?
2. Should Tiger Woods have left Sean Foley sooner?
3. Should Tiger Woods go back to Butch Harmon?