News this week that Hank Haney was in the
final stages of a book chronicling his six years
as Tiger Woods’ swing coach was met in mixed
quarters with equal parts anticipa-
tion and anxiety. But The Big
Miss, which was co-written
by Golf Digest’s Jaime Diaz
and scheduled for release on
March 27 by Crown Archetype,
is neither a “tell-all” nor vin-
dictive. In simplest terms The
Big Miss will be a history book
with an intimate perspective.
“There are so many things I
learned from being right there that
are exciting to share. When you witness great-
ness close up, you want to talk about it,” Haney
hamer would not comment on the reason for the
visit, according to Golfweek.
Score one for Twitter. Jason Gore now has a
sponsor exemption to the Northern Trust Open,
Feb. 16-19 at Riviera CC near Los Angeles.
Paul Lawrie, Scotland’s leading player on the
European Tour last year, has further strengthened his support for junior golf with his Foundation announced Wednesday as the new sponsor
of the Scottish Boys Championship.
United States Golf Association executive
director Mike Davis has been named World Golf
Foundation’s Board of Directors chairman for
2012. He succeeds European Tour CEO George
The parents of Thai teenage phenoms Moriya
and Ariya Jutanugarn, Somboon and Narumon,
were interviewed at last week’s South Atlantic
Amateur in Ormond Beach, Fla., where their
daughters were competing, by John Boden-hamer, the USGA’s senior managing director of
rules, competitions and amateur status. Boden-
Ben Waterhouse will move from English
rugby to take over the top job in charge of the
Wales golf teams, filling the shoes of Walker
Cup captain Nigel Edwards.
Fans can apply for tickets to the Senior Open
Championship at Turnberry from 26-29 July.
The Nationwide Tour will partner with Chiquita Brands to bring the Tour to Charlotte, N.C. for
the first time in 2012 when the Chiquita Classic
is played Sept. 24-30 at The Club at Longview. l