Wednesday 29 January 2020

Tiger Woods splits with his swing coach Sean Foley

Tiger Woods has parted ways with his swing coach Sean Foley (left). Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
Tiger Woods has parted ways with his swing coach Sean Foley (left). Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has ended his professional relationship with swing coach Sean Foley.

The 38-year-old 14-time major winner, who has ruled himself out of selection for the upcoming Ryder Cup tournament at Gleneagles, had worked with Foley since 2010.

After managing just 11 full tournament rounds on his return to action following back surgery, Woods failed to qualify for Tom Watson's United States team automatically and informed the PGA of America that he did not wish to be considered for one of the three wild card places.

He has not won a major championship since 2008, and while switching coaches from Hank Haney to Foley four years ago helped him pick up three PGA Tour wins in 2012 and five in 2013, Woods has struggled to wrest back control of the golf world he dominated for a decade. He stressed yesterday that he has no plans to hire a new instructor.

"Presently, I do not have a coach, and there is no timetable for hiring one," added Woods.

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