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Haney: Tiger's game is full of holes

Tiger Woods least favourite biographer is back having his say on the state of his game, as former coach Hank Haney laid into Woods's recent dismal performances at Quail Hollow and the Players Championship where he missed the cut and tied for 40th place respectively.

Haney pinpointed Tiger's woes with the putter and wedge as the current issue holding him back.

“Tiger’s kind of held to a different standard, a standard he helped create himself, and obviously his game is not where it was. But by the same token, where it was was someplace we might never see again. Tiger’s going to win plenty of golf tournaments. He certainly hasn’t forgot how to play, but there’s also some holes in his game.

“His putting isn’t as good as it used to be, and it’s been that way for a while now.

“His driving instincts are better, but he’s shying away from the driver a lot, he’s not hitting a lot of drivers. He has a miss that goes both ways. When I helped him, most of his misses went to the right, now they’re going right and left, it’s about 50/50. It was about 75 or 80 percent to the right when I helped.

“He’s not as good with wedges. From 50 to 125 yards, he’s I think ranked 150 on the tour or somewhere in that range. So that’s not as good as it used to be."

It was also bad news day for another erstwhile member of the Woods family, with the news that the mother of his children, ex-wife Elin Nordegren, has split from her businessman boyfriend Jamie Dingman.

Following their divorce in 2010, Woods has won just one PGA Tour event and no majors since.

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