It’s Not Me, It’s You: Lee Westwood Splits With Tiger’s Golf Coach Sean Foley
Golf instructor Sean Foley lost a big name from his stable of Tour players this week.
No, not that big name.
Foley, who coaches Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan, will no longer be working with Lee Westwood, according to several news sources. Foley and Westwood had been working together for about seven months.
“I just wanted to work on swing positions and stuff like that a bit more,” Westwood told GolfWeek at Riviera this week. “I didn’t feel like Sean coached like that, so it didn’t really fit what I wanted to do.”
In a text message to ESPN, Foley sounded amiable about the break as well.
“Things just didn’t gel,” Foley said. “Great guy and I wish the best for him.”
Westwood isn’t saying what’s next for him, but he told GolfWeek that he had “things in the pipeline.”
The 41-year-old Westwood was No. 1 in the world for 22 weeks in 2010, but he hasn’t won a tournament since the Nordea Masters in Sweden in June 2012.