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Monty slams Haney, praises Tiger

Colin Montgomerie has slammed Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney and can't believe he was allowed to breach player-coach confidentiality by writing a tell-all book.

“It is a shame the book has come out this week and, though the timing was obvious, it is difficult for everyone,” said the Scot.

“I’m amazed, to be honest, that there wasn’t a contractual agreement in place that didn’t allow him to write about a player. It’s like a Premier League football manager losing their job, yet we’ve not seen many books written about what led to that due to legal arrangements being in place.

“I also don’t think it is right for the book to have happened in the first place. No-one is interested if Tiger pays for a meal or not. I think it is very poor. But Tiger has already put up with all the bits from the book that have been put out by Golf Digest and I don’t think there is anything that will majorly affect him.

“He’s put up with more in the past and he’ll just be more determined than ever, especially over the the name of the book – The Big Miss. Well, he was a big hit at Bay Hill.”

“The thing I was most impressed about last week was his putting,” added the 2010 Ryder Cup-winning captain. “It’s nothing do with how he hits the ball. In all of his 72 PGA Tour wins, in every one he has putted better than the field.

"When he won his first major in ’97, his pace control was crazy. His control of putts in those conditions was sublime. He had that at Bay Hill and if he has it at Augusta he’ll be right there. "

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