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11:33 AM ET 03.18 | Marriage between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren quickly stagnated into a "calm, almost cool relationship" in which the golfer's wife became conditioned to keeping her emotions in check whenever he won, according to more excerpts from former coach Hank Haney's book. Selected passages from "The Big Miss" were included in a New York Times review of the book, available in stores March 27, and a subsequent blog post on the Times' website. Woods and Nordegren already were engaged when Haney was hired in 2004, with the wedding taking place that October. Related Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Topics Tiger Woods Family Marriage See more topics ?? "But as life became more complicated," Haney wrote, "I thought Elin changed. By the time she and Tiger married, she remained friendly but had become more guarded, even in her own home. She and Tiger developed a calm, almost cool relationship in front of other people, and conversations with them tended to be awkward and strained." The dynamic began to change just three months into the marriage, Haney suggested, after Woods won at Torrey Pines for his first stroke-play victory in nearly 16 months.

Orlando Sentinel

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March 19, 2012  12:43 AM ET

Can't wait to read more about Hank oh wait Tiger

March 19, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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Can't wait to read more about Hank oh wait Tiger

That's because Tiger's tale is more interesting than his own.

March 19, 2012  12:42 PM ET
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That's because Tiger's tale is more interesting than his own.

Nice ! Anyone have any thoughts on Ernies mini collapse yesterday ? Donald was "ice" yesterday.

March 19, 2012  02:19 PM ET
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Nice ! Anyone have any thoughts on Ernies mini collapse yesterday ? Donald was "ice" yesterday.

That tournament Harry is just 20 miles from where I live. Ernie had a meltdown on the last 2 holes. It was interesting how Donald had the worst drive of the playoff on the 18th, but had the best approach shot.

March 19, 2012  04:05 PM ET
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That tournament Harry is just 20 miles from where I live. Ernie had a meltdown on the last 2 holes. It was interesting how Donald had the worst drive of the playoff on the 18th, but had the best approach shot.

Fuhryk came reaL close to dropping that 26 foot putt that would have negated a playoff. I was pulling for him. If Goosen had a healthy back that tourney may have been his for the taking.

March 19, 2012  04:32 PM ET
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Fuhryk came reaL close to dropping that 26 foot putt that would have negated a playoff. I was pulling for him. If Goosen had a healthy back that tourney may have been his for the taking.

I was going to go last Friday but Disney World won out.

March 19, 2012  05:15 PM ET
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I was going to go last Friday but Disney World won out.

same price anyways ;-)

March 19, 2012  05:17 PM ET

I thought for sure Furyk would close the deal. He's always been pretty clutch on Sunday with a lead. Oh well.

March 19, 2012  06:16 PM ET
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I thought for sure Furyk would close the deal. He's always been pretty clutch on Sunday with a lead. Oh well.

It was classic golf- he misses that 26 footer that would have won it , and then on the playoff he drops it 20 plus feet away again.

March 19, 2012  06:50 PM ET
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same price anyways ;-)

I have annual passes for Disney and Busch Gardens.

March 19, 2012  08:12 PM ET
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I thought for sure Furyk would close the deal. He's always been pretty clutch on Sunday with a lead. Oh well.

I did to but, I was glad for Donald. Man, did Els looked shell-shocked. You'd think he just walked out of a WWI trench somewhere in France. That's what happens when the over 40 crowd thinks they've still got it. On to Bay Hill. There should be some teeth nashing at that course with Showboat and Phil being there.

March 19, 2012  08:15 PM ET

It looks like Hank Haney has turned into the new Kate Gosselin. It's all about the media eh Hank?

I've got it Hank. How about having Tim-the most worthless administrator on the planet-Finchem as your next victim?

Or, maybe Madonna.

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March 20, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Let's pretend that I am an aspiring young golf pro with lots of game. There is no chance I hire Haney because of his recent history of airing personal information on his students. That was a bad long term move Mr. Haney.

March 20, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Let's pretend that I am an aspiring young golf pro with lots of game. There is no chance I hire Haney because of his recent history of airing personal information on his students. That was a bad long term move Mr. Haney.

I have to agree with you. You don't have to be a Tiger fan to know that Haney just delivered a cheap shot to make a few bucks. I know I would never trust him and I doubt anyone else would either.

March 20, 2012  01:29 PM ET

Don't they proof read??????

Related Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Topics Tiger Woods Family Marriage See more topics ??

March 20, 2012  06:47 PM ET
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Don't they proof read??????Related Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Topics Tiger Woods Family Marriage See more topics ??

Unfortunately, they probably did and figured this looked ok. Agree with comments on Haney but he lost all credibility once he started that TV show. If he can't even improve a swing as horrendous as Barkley's then how good of a teacher can he be?

March 20, 2012  06:55 PM ET
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Don't they proof read??????Related Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods remains in Palmer Invitational field Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Tiger Woods suffering from mild Achilles strain Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Book excerpts fan flames in Tiger Woods/Hank Haney faceoff Topics Tiger Woods Family Marriage See more topics ??

No need to proof read with a copy and paste job. Those look like embedded links within the article that they just didn't bother to remove. For two days...

Sad that an exciting final day of the tournament with 6 players tied for the lead at one point and three in the playoffs garner nothing, but Haney tidbits on Tiger get priority.

 
March 20, 2012  06:56 PM ET
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I did to but, I was glad for Donald. Man, did Els looked shell-shocked. You'd think he just walked out of a WWI trench somewhere in France. That's what happens when the over 40 crowd thinks they've still got it. On to Bay Hill. There should be some teeth nashing at that course with Showboat and Phil being there.

I felt bad for Ernie. So close and then he just biffed. Golf is just brutal that way.

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