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Debunking a Tiger rumor?

August 08, 2009

AKRON, Ohio -- Tiger Woods' failure to win a major championship this year in concert with the erratic way he's been hitting the ball has helped fuel speculation that his coach Hank Haney is not long for the job.

A rumor has surfaced that Dale Lynch, an Australian who coaches Geoff Ogilvy and Aaron Baddeley, is on deck for Tiger. Apparently not so. Peter Stone of the Brisbane Times wrote:

"Now, subsidiary gossip is that Australian Dale Lynch, coach of Geoff Ogilvy and Aaron Baddeley, who is based in North Carolina, might get the job. His phone has been ringing hot with folk asking him if it's true. The one phone call he hasn't had is from Woods. Lynch has dismissed the rumour."

-- John Strege