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Tiger Woods fires swing coach

Tiger Woods fires swing coach Sean Foley
Tiger Woods fires swing coach Sean Foley
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Professional golfer Tiger Woods fired his swing coach of four years, Sean Foley, this morning stating "Presently, I do not have a coach, and there is no timetable for hiring one (Harig, ESPN).

The announcement was made via Tiger Woods' website today with the no. 1 ranked golfer stating, "I'd like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship. 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." (

Foley's coaching had been under recent scrutiny, most notably by Golf Channel commentator Brandel Chamblee, who has critiqued Woods' style under Foley stating, "Watching a guy swing that short and that quick and develop the yips -- and there is no other word for it, the yips -- with his driver, is really sad to see" (Golf Digest).

Tiger has been hampered by a back injury for most of the 2014 season and has completed all four rounds of just two of the events he has participated in. The 38-year-old has not won a major since the 2008 US Open and will have to wait until next August's Masters Tournament to take another swing at one.

Tiger has given no timetable for an announcement of a new swing coach. Tiger had won all of his 14 major victories under his previous two swing coaches Butch Harmon (8) and Hank Haney (6).