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Tiger Woods bragged he could kill ex swing coach in '2 seconds'

London, Tue, 20 Mar 2012 ANI

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Tiger Woods was so fascinated with the Navy SEALs training that he once put his swing coach Hank Haney in a special hold and told him he could kill him in about two seconds.


Haney revealed in a tell-all book that Woods wanted to become a Navy SEAL like his father Earl, who was a green beret who served two Army tours in Vietnam, the Daily Mail reported.


In an exclusive extract in Golf Digest magazine, Haney asserts that self-defence was Woods' 'favourite topic' and that he would 'really wanted to be able to protect his family'.


"After his training, he explained about the different martial arts that are incorporated in the SEAL style of hand-to-hand combat. Once, in his living room, he had me stand up so he could demonstrate some moves," Haney writes. '


"He got me in one position with his arm around my neck where I couldn't really move.


"From here,' he said, 'I could kill you in about two seconds.' I kind of laughed and said: 'Please don't."


The explosive tell-all book The Big Miss, which chronicles the six years Haney spent as Woods' swing coach, also reveals that the champion golfer became so obsessed with the soldiering that he spent most of his spare time playing Navy SEAL computer games or watching the Military Channel on TV.


Haney became extremely concerned about the 14-times PGA tour winner and even sent him an email that read: 'Man, are you crazy?'


The mail also warned him that his destiny was to be a professional golfer, not to go 'flushing bad guys out of buildings in Iraq'.


The 36-year-old went for Navy SEAL training courses instead of training for golf, putting himself at risk of serious injury.


Haney writes that to his knowledge Woods did training in parachuting, self-defense, urban-warfare simulations and shooting, along with diving which he was already accomplished at.


Haney writes that Woods' 'fixation really came out when he played a SEALs video game'.


"Tiger would put on headphones, through which an animated commander would give him orders for the next mission to be carried out," he said.


"The objective was to keep overcoming increasingly difficult tests. Tiger would get totally immersed, sitting on the edge of the couch, as intense and focused as if he were playing in a major championship.


Woods would go running in his army boots and constantly watched the official Navy SEAL training DVD to see whether he was doing the moves correctly, Haney revealed.


As the BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs) film played yet again Woods would sit there saying: "That would be cool".


One of the claims already reported includes that Woods banned his ex-wife Elin Nordegren from smiling when she was on the golf course when he won as he felt he was 'supposed to win'. (ANI)


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