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Tiger Woods fury over former coach Hank Haney’s ’s tell-all book

TIGER Woods starts his season in Abu Dhabi next week unhappy that his former coach Hank Haney is writing a book about their time together.

"I think it's unprofessional and very disappointing," Woods has said in a telephone interview with a reporter from the American website espn.com, "especially because it's someone I worked with and trusted as a friend.

"There have been other one-sided books about me and I think people understand that this book is about money. I'm not going to waste my time reading it.

"I just think this book is very self-serving."

Haney left Woods in May 2010 after a six-year period in which the former world number one won six of his 14 majors.

He has not won one since and was out of the game for spells following first a sex scandal and then injury, but last month ended more than two years without tournament success when he captured the limited-field Chevron World Challenge in California.

Abu Dhabi will be his first event since then and, currently 25th on the rankings himself, he will be against the world's top four Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer.

Haney's book, called 'The Big Miss', is due to be published just before The Masters in April.

On deciding not to work with him any more he said: "Tiger Woods and I will always be friends."

PA Media