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Teaching Tiger Woods

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The First Lesson

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Hear how the Woods-Haney relationship began, from first phone call to first meeting to first tournament. Haney describes what Woods said in their opening moments together—and in the weeks that followed—to challenge his new teacher. Here’s how Haney established credibility.

Planting Seeds
2 Planting Seeds
  • Making it the player's idea
  • The ego of the superior athlete
  • Breaking through skepticism

Teaching Tiger Woods

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Planting Seeds

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The art of teaching is knowing not only what to say but when to say it. In this video, Hank Haney discusses how information flowed between him and Woods. He also talks about the traits that teachers have to deal with in high achievers—ego, control and the cold shoulder, to name a few.

Making a Swing Change
3 Making a Swing Change
  • Woods’ appetite for improvement
  • The swing changes, step by step
  • Testing technique under fire

Teaching Tiger Woods

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Making a Swing Change

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Hear how the Woods-Haney relationship began, from first phone call to first meeting to first tournament. Haney describes what Woods said in their opening moments together—and in the weeks that followed—to challenge his new teacher. Here’s how Haney established credibility.

Taking it to the Course
4 Taking it to the Course
  • Tracking progress when it counts
  • Does feel match real?
  • Seeing what the player doesn’t

Teaching Tiger Woods

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Taking it to the Course

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Making changes on the practice tee, Hank Haney says, is only a small step in playing better golf. Next comes trying to play with the changes, then trusting them in competition. Hear what Haney’s role was when watching Woods practice and play, and how he kept Woods on task.

Inside Tiger’s Greatness
5 Inside Tiger’s Greatness
  • The legendary practice routines
  • Mixing physical and mental skills
  • The ultimate key: confidence

Teaching Tiger Woods

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Inside Tiger’s Greatness

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In this video, Hank Haney describes a typical practice day for Woods—all 13-plus hours of it. According to Haney, the secret to gaining confidence is focus and putting in the reps. Everybody talks about Woods’ physical gifts, but mental toughness might be his biggest advantage.

The Breakup
6 The Breakup
  • How change creates renewed drive
  • Assessing dreams and plans
  • Knowing when it’s time to move on

Teaching Tiger Woods

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The Breakup

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As Hank Haney says, every coaching job eventually comes to an end. Sometimes the message gets stale; sometimes the player just needs a new messenger. The trick is knowing if it’s time to break up or double down. Here, Haney discusses with typical candor the issue of splitting up.

Teaching Tiger Woods

Lesson
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The First Lesson
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Planting Seeds
3 / 6
Making a Swing Change
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Taking it to the Course
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Inside Tiger’s Greatness
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The Breakup
Teaching Tiger Woods INDEX
The First Lesson
1/6
The First Lesson
  • When Tiger Woods calls
  • Overcoming an early challenge
  • The plan for improvement
  • Fixing communication roadblocks
  • When Tiger Woods calls
  • Overcoming an early challenge
  • The plan for improvement
  • Fixing communication roadblocks
Planting Seeds
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Planting Seeds
  • Making it the player's idea
  • The ego of the superior athlete
  • Breaking through skepticism
  • Making it the player's idea
  • The ego of the superior athlete
  • Breaking through skepticism
Making a Swing Change
3/6
Making a Swing Change
  • Woods’ appetite for improvement
  • The swing changes, step by step
  • Testing technique under fire
  • Woods’ appetite for improvement
  • The swing changes, step by step
  • Testing technique under fire
Taking it to the Course
4/6
Taking it to the Course
  • Tracking progress when it counts
  • Does feel match real?
  • Seeing what the player doesn’t
  • Tracking progress when it counts
  • Does feel match real?
  • Seeing what the player doesn’t
Inside Tiger’s Greatness
5/6
Inside Tiger’s Greatness
  • The legendary practice routines
  • Mixing physical and mental skills
  • The ultimate key: confidence
  • The legendary practice routines
  • Mixing physical and mental skills
  • The ultimate key: confidence
The Breakup
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The Breakup
  • How change creates renewed drive
  • Assessing dreams and plans
  • Knowing when it’s time to move on
  • How change creates renewed drive
  • Assessing dreams and plans
  • Knowing when it’s time to move on