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Tiger's former coach to publish tell-all book
Hank Haney, the former swing coach of Tiger Woods has written a book about the volatile six-year period in which Woods went from winning nearly half of his tournaments to being rocked by a scandal that derailed his pursuit of golf history.

"I get asked all the time about Tiger, what it was like to work with him," Haney said. "I felt like I had a front row seat to golf history. It chronicles a little bit of what I went through, what I dealt with, how I coached and the observations I made."

Haney began working with Woods at the Bay Hill Invitational in 2004. They parted ways a month after the 2010 Masters, where Woods made his return to golf after being exposed for having multiple extramarital affairs that shattered his image and led to a divorce.

Most of the people involved with Woods have signed nondisclosure agreements. Haney said he signed no such thing - "I didn't even have a contract," he said - although he said the book was not intended to "take jabs at anyone".

Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent at Excel Sports Management, said he was aware of the book, The Big Miss, but that Woods had not seen any excerpts and would have no comment.

The book is scheduled for release on March 27 - one week before the Masters.

Haney was the second of three coaches Woods has used as a professional, but he was involved during perhaps the most intriguing spell of the 14-time major winner's career.

He received more criticism than any other coach, even though Woods won 29 tournaments, including six majors, during their six years.

Woods went nine months without winning after going to work with Haney. Starting with the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan at the end of the 2005 season, however, he won 46 per cent of the tournaments he played worldwide.

As for the adultery, Haney said he didn't know about it and doesn't delve into that aspect of Woods' life in the book, except for his return from the scandal after going nearly five months without competing.

"But I did know about how he interacted with me about that, what my observations were and other areas in terms of how I dealt with [it] and the aftermath."

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