Tiger Woods announced on his website this morning that he and swing coach Sean Foley have parted ways effective immediately.
Less than 24 hours after another Foley pupil, Hunter Mahan, won The Barclays (the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events), Woods announced on his website that the Jupiter Island resident has parted ways with his friend and longtime coach.
"I'd like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship," Woods said on his website. "Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him. With my next tournament not until my World Challenge event at Isleworth in Orlando, this is the right time to end our professional relationship."
Foley also released a statement.
"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."
While Woods has won 9 times worldwide since the two started working together, he has not faired very well in major championships.