In a his new book, The Big Miss, Tiger Woods’ former swing coach Hank Haney shares stories about Woods and the personality that he had behind the scenes. In one portion, Haney writes that he found himself intimidated to ask Woods for a popsicle while reclining at his house.
From the New York Times:
“When we were watching television after dinner, he’d sometimes go to the refrigerator to get a sugar-free popsicle,” Haney writes in his book“The Big Miss,” which comes out March 27. “But he never offered me one or ever came back with one, and one night I really wanted one of those popsicles. But I found myself sitting kind of frozen, not knowing what to do next. I didn’t feel right just going to the refrigerator and taking one, and I kind of started laughing to myself at how hesitant I was to ask Tiger for one. It actually took me a while to summon the courage to blurt out, ‘Hey, Bud, do you think I could have one of those popsicles?’ ”
Woods said Haney could get a popsicle. But the story is one of several in Haney’s book that offer glimpses into Woods’s personality, which was been walled off to the public throughout his career.