Woods sacks swing coach

Tiger Woods has parted ways with Sean Foley, the swing coach the 38-year-old 14-time major winner has had a professional relationship with since 2010.

After ruling himself out of Ryder Cup selection earlier this month, Woods admitted that the time was right to take his career into a different direction.

“Sean is one of the outstanding coaches and I know he will continue to be successful,” Woods stated.

“With my next tournament not until my World Challenge event at Isleworth in Orlando, this is the right time to end our relationship.”

The former world number one managed just 11 full rounds since returning to action from back surgery, and failed to qualify for Tom Watson’s United States team that will take part in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Woods subsequently informed the PGA of America not to consider him for one of the three wild card entries.

Although Woods hasn’t won a major under the tutelage of Foley – the last of his 14 triumphs occurring at the 2008 US Open when he was coached by Hank Haney – he did pick up three PGA Tour wins in 2012 and five in 2013.