Woods' agent criticizes book

February 29, 2012 12:00 am

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The agent for Tiger Woods is lashing out at former swing coach Hank Haney as excerpts of Haney's book are being published.

The book is called "The Big Miss." It is to go on sale a week before the Masters.

Golf Digest published five short excerpts in its tablet applications. Haney writes that his job as Woods' swing coach became more difficult in 2007. He said there was more urgency and less fun. And while Woods never mentioned his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record 18 majors, it started to weigh more heavily on Woods.

Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said Haney's claim that the book is about golf is "clearly false." He said Haney's armchair psychology is "ridiculous."

More golf

Donald Trump is buying the Doral Hotel & Country Club, home of the Blue Monster golf course and host to numerous professional tournaments over the years, for $150 million. The Trump Organization said it is buying Doral, which has been in bankruptcy for about a year, from Paulson & Winthrop Realty.

College football

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen completed his football staff, adding Erik Slaughter, a defensive line coach from Stephen F. Austin.

• Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville is being sued in federal court, accused of defrauding investors out of more than $1.7 million in Alabama after his tenure at Auburn.

• North Carolina State linebacker D.J. Green said the NCAA has suspended him for the season after he tested positive for using an unnamed banned substance.

• Texas A&M and Missouri agreed to pay $12.4 million each to leave the Big 12 Conference and join the Southeastern Conference in July.

Boxing

The WBC suspended British fighter Dereck Chisora indefinitely after his brawl with former WBA champion David Haye after a title fight against Vitali Klitschko in Germany. The WBC issued a statement announcing the ban and harshly criticized Chisora's conduct before and after the Feb. 18 fight. The WBC said it is also giving Chisora a "serious fine," but that the amount will be determined after a hearing.

Pro basketball

The Minnesota Lynx made a sign-and-trade move with the Phoenix Mercury, sending forward Charde Houston and the 24th overall draft pick in the 2012 WNBA draft to Phoenix for the 18th pick.

Tennis

Roger Federer brushed aside Michael Llodra, 6-0, 7-6 (6) in the first round of the Dubai Championships in United Arab Emirates, while an error-prone and ragged Andy Murray labored to beat German qualifier Michael Berrer, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.


First Published 2012-02-28 23:06:24

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