Hank Haney defends writing Tiger Woods book
Former Tiger Woods swing coach Hank Haney is seen in an interview, March 27, 2012. (CBS)
(CBS News) - Hank Haney, former swing coach for famed golfer Tiger Woods, doesn't think he broke any code or special relationship by writing a new book detailing the years they spent working together.
"The thing about this so called unwritten code. I mean, there is no code, it's not a doctor-patient relationship," Haney said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." "I understand people have that idea and that feeling, and I knew that when I wrote the book. I was very comfortable with that."
Haney added, "The bottom line really was, I felt like these are my memories as well as Tiger's. I didn't think he had an exclusive or a patent on those memories. I'm asked about him all the time, I'm asked about my job and how I worked with Tiger. When you're around greatness, when you observe it, and you want to talk about it. I'm always asked about it, I thought, they're my memories too and I want to share them."
Sunday, Woods won his first PGA title in two-and-a-half-years - the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The title marked his first win since the sex scandal that changed both his life and the sport of golf.
Nov. 29, 2009, Woods ran his car into a fire hydrant, setting in motion a chain of events that would expose his extramarital affairs which eventually cost him his marriage and some endorsement deals.
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