It is no secret that Tiger Woods has a screwed up personal life. He’s got women popping up all over the place and scandal after scandal marring his used-to-be perfection. And, it seems that his constant striving for perfection may have led him down this disastrous path in the first place.
Hank Haney, Tiger’s ex-coach of six years, has written a very detailed tell-all book about Tiger’s most intimate habits and behaviors. In the book entitled The Big Miss, Haney described Tiger’s marriage with ex-wife Elin Nordegren in detail, revealing Woods’ domineering and controlling personality.
Apparently, Tiger actually ‘banned’ Erin from smiling when Tiger won, because he felt that he was ‘supposed to win.’ So, basically, why would you give a celebratory smile if it wasn’t a surprise that he won?
But, that’s not all. Haney described how Erin’s ‘smile got smaller’ the longer she and Woods were married. ‘Elin would keep her emotions under wraps whenever Tiger won,’ he wrote. ‘As life became more complicated, I thought Elin changed… She and Tiger developed a calm, almost cool relationship in front of other people, and conversations with them tended to be awkward and strained. I never saw them argue, but they weren’t openly affectionate either.’
Haney also revealed how disrespectful Tiger was to others during he and Haney’s six years together. Tiger, even being the millionaire that he is, actually made others pay for his food. And, when he was finished eating at a restaurant, he would get up and leave whether or not the other guests were finished.
But, when he was finished eating and got up to leave, he expected his wife to follow him, whether or not she was done eating her meal. ‘When he was done – and he habitually ate fast – you were done,’ Haney explained.
Haney also described Tiger as being cheap, incredibly rude, and a porn addict. Before the Ryder Cup in 2006, Tiger shared a hotel room with Zach Johnson, an extremely devout Christian, Haney explained. When they arrived in the room, Tiger ‘immediately purchased the adult-movie 24-hour package and turned it on.’ Johnson was forced to ignore the moaning and groaning for his entire stay.
Tiger had let all of the fame and glory go to his head, Haney revealed. He pretended as if all of the media attention bothered him, calling them ‘vultures,’ yet he couldn’t hide all of his vanity. Though he said he hated it, Haney wrote that he actually loved South Park’s parody of him. A depiction where he actually called then-wife ‘a fat Swedish cow.’
Woods has commented on Haney’s book, calling it ‘one-sided’ during an interview with ESPN. He said that it was ‘unprofessional and very disappointing.’ You think he’s ever heard the saying, ‘Is that the pot calling the kettle black?’