Tiger Woods parts ways with swing coach Sean Foley

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Tiger Woods announced on Monday morning that he would no longer be working with swing instructor Sean Foley.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, August 25, 2014 | 10:32 a.m.

Tiger Woods announced on his website Monday morning that he is parting ways with swing coach Sean Foley.

"I'd like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship," Woods said in the statement. "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 was also quoted in the statement:

"My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I am appreciative of the many experiences we shared together," Foley said. "It was a lifelong ambition of mine to teach the best player of all time in our sport. I am both grateful for the things we had the opportunity to learn from one another, as well as the enduring friendship we have built. I have nothing but respect and admiration for him."

Under the direction of Foley -- a player/coach relationship that began, officially, at the 2010 PGA Championship -- Woods won eight times on the PGA Tour and was Player of the Year in 2013 after winning five times. 

As for next steps?

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

 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.