London, Aug 26 ANI | 1 year ago

Former world number one Tiger Woods has revealed that he would no longer be working with coach Sean Foley.

The American golf ace, currently sidelined with a back injury, spent four years with Foley but has not added to his 14 major titles in that period. Woods returned to the top of the rankings in 2013 but has been deposed after a best finish of 25th this year.

Woods said that he would like to thank Foley for help as his coach and for his friendship, adding that this is the right time to end their professional relationship, The BBC reported.

Woods said that Foley is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and he knows that the Canadian golf coach would continue to be successful with the players working with him.

The American said that presently, he does not have a coach, and there is no timetable for hiring one.

After being named the PGA Player of the Year in 2013, when he won five of his 16 tournaments and finished in the top 10 in three others, Woods has endured a wretched 2014 season.

He missed the first two majors of the year, the Masters and US Open, while recovering from back surgery on 31 March. At the Open at Hoylake, Woods finished in 69th place, 23 shots behind champion Rory McIlroy.

Woods then missed the cut at the PGA Championship this month, a week after withdrawing from the World Golf Championships event in Akron with further back trouble

Foley, who has also coached Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and Hunter Mahan, was Woods' third coach since turning professional in 1996, the report added.

(Posted on 26-08-2014)

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