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What they said, what they meant: Woods-Foley breakup edition

By Geoff Shackelford

loop-foley-what-they-said-300.jpgSean Foley exits as the official Tiger Woods swing coach, and while the search begins to find a new instructor, the What They Said, What They Meant algorithm was able to detect a few corrected lines from the quote Foley issued to TigerWoods.com.

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Here is what we fed into our special, trademarked algorithm machine at GolfDigest.com headquarters:

"My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I am appreciative of the many experiences we shared together," Foley said. "It was a lifelong ambition of mine to teach the best player of all time in our sport. I am both grateful for the things we had the opportunity to learn from one another, as well as the enduring friendship we have built. I have nothing but respect and admiration for him."

And here is what the machine spit out:

"My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I'm appreciative of almost all of the many experiences we shared together, except that day at the gym when he tried to get me to bench 300 pounds in front of Lindsey and told me, 'Folesy, you use too much hair gel,'" Foley said. "I am both grateful for the things we had the opportunity to learn from one another, like me hearing all about how he won 14 majors in spite of Butch and Hank, and Tiger learning from me that there are only so many ways a human being can say, 'stop dipping your head at impact with the driver.' I have nothing but respect and admiration for him, well, until he had Mark Steinberg drop the 14-page non-disclosure agreement in my mailbox along with that six-inch rattlesnake."

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