Tiger Woods vented his fury at an ex last night, accusing his former coach, under whom he won six majors, of writing a book about their time together "just for the money".
Hank Haney and Woods split in the wake of the sex scandal which precipitated the former world No 1's downfall and the golfer is evidently worried about damning revelations. "The Big Miss" is due for publication just before the Masters in April and although Woods insists "I won't read it", it is obvious someone within his management has had a sneak preview – hence the ire.
"I think it's unprofessional and very disappointing," Woods told the American network, ESPN. "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."
Haney resigned as Woods's coach in May 2010, the month after he had returned to the circuit following a near five-month break after the exposés which turned his world upside down. The pair have barely spoke since, and Haney has had "words" through the media with Woods's new coach, Sean Foley. Yet Haney says the book has not been written out of bitterness and he knew nothing "about the girls", so doesn't have inside knowledge.