Woods went nine months without winning after going to work with Haney. Starting with the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan at the end of the 2005 season, however, Woods won 46 percent of the tournaments he played worldwide.
As for the serial adultery, Haney said he didn’t know about it and doesn’t delve into that chapter of Woods‘ life in the book, except for his return from the scandal after going nearly five months without competition.
“It’s something you can’t NOT talk about it,” Haney said. “My last tournament was the Masters, and that was his first tournament back from the scandal. I didn’t know anything about the girls. That’s not something I could specifically comment on. Everything I comment on is what I observed and the facts I knew. I didn’t know anything about that.
“But I did know about how he interacted with me about that, what my observations were and other areas in terms of how I dealt with and the aftermath.”
The most compelling win under Haney came at the 2008 U.S. Open, when Woods learned he had a double stress fracture in left leg, along with shredded ligaments in his left knee. Despite not competing for two months, he won in a playoff over Rocco Mediate.
Haney recalled doctors telling Woods before that U.S. Open that he needed to spend three weeks on crutches, followed by three weeks of rest. Haney says Woods told the doctors, “I’m playing the U.S. Open, and I’m going to win.”
Haney said he knew all along he would be writing a book.
He took notes and kept his observations in diaries, then waited to find the right publisher and someone _ Diaz _ to help him with the book. Haney said he hasn’t seen the finished product, but “we’re very close.”
“It was an incredible opportunity,” Haney said. “We had a great run and I enjoyed it, but a lot of things happened in six years that made it feel a little longer. I had a lot of great observations from being in the position I was in.”