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Babe Blog: Haney Wrong To Profit Off Tiger Woods

89758846 Babe Blog: Haney Wrong To Profit Off Tiger Woods

Hank Haney and Tiger Woods during the third preview day of the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club on August 12, 2009 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Credit: Getty Images)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s kind of sad to see that famed golf instructor Hank Haney has written a book on his years with Tiger Woods. Should anyone really profit from a working relationship with your employer?

I don’t get it.

Tiger made Haney wealthier than he was before Tiger met him. There’s no question he was known as one the game’s better teachers, but trust me, he was not doing a television show with Charles Barkley if he was not Tiger’s swing coach.

I was Troy Aikman’s roommate for a couple of years before games, both on the road and for home games. Should I write a book about that? Violate a confidence?

And I just hate it when someone’s life becomes a reality show.

I understand that we now live in a voyeuristic society, whether I like it or not.  Did Hank Haney tell Tiger at the outset, “ And just so you know, I will be writing a book about our relationship when our working arrangement ends.”

If you both agree to it –– like Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom –– have at it.  But to profit from a relationship you already turned a healthy profit on, just doesn’t make sense.


One Comment

  1. thomas says:

    Get off your high horse, it’s not Haney’s fault your football career was too brief for you to write a book about the Cowboys.

  2. Sharon Swift says:

    You are so right about this – other golfer’s need to take heed, along with celebrities that work with him.

  3. herb moitoso says:

    players now being coached by haney, and clients should dump him.

  4. !0 handicap says:

    Classless Hank Haney. Money above integrity.

  5. golfnomore says:

    I feel so sorry for Tiger getting sucked into the Hank Haney trap, which I almost feel was set on purpose for him for the sole purpose of making sure he never broke Jack Nicolas’s record wins. Which have proven to flame out tour players swings via Mark Omera, Chip Beck, along with countless other pro’s who now are selling socks at some country club….And then, there’s myself. Yea, I have something in common with the tour players,, even Tiger Woods, cause after working with Hank and he assistants going on 8 straight years I couldn’t hit my arses with either hand. Now that I look back on it, I don’t think Hank could play either, never seen him hit a ball. What I do know is I went from a 3 handicap with aspirations of going pro, to a 15 handicaper, before giving up the game working with Hank….Oh, I didn’t completely give up the game,I still play a little, but I resigned myself into playing in couples golf tournaments with my wife, at the club as not to embarrish myself.

    I have to admit, all Hank’s swing BS, sure sounded good, to only problem no one will disclose it that no one can do it. And the ones who sent Tiger to Hank, knew this too..

    Poor tiger, like me…he took the bait hook, line and sinker..

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