Is Tiger Woods Close to Picking His New Coach? Sean Foley To Join Team?

Ron FurlongAnalyst IIJune 3, 2010

MAMARONECK, NY - JUNE 12:  Tiger Woods walks out onto the driving range during the Monday practice round for the 2006 US Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club on June 12, 2006 in Mamaroneck, New York. The US Open is Tiger's first appearance at an event since the US Masters and since his father Earl died.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Rumors have been swirling that Tiger Woods may be close to asking Sean Foley with some swing help.

The 35 year old Canadian has been working with PGA pros for a few years, ever since he started helping fellow Canadian Stephen Ames.

Foley still works with Ames, as well as Englishman Justin Rose, and Americans Hunter Mahan and Sean O'Hair.

Foley is in Columbus this weekend for the Memorial, as O'Hair, Rose and Mahan are all in the field. As is, of course, Tiger Woods. reported that, on Tuesday, Foley watched Tiger's practice session at Muirfield Village closely.

Last week in Texas at the Colonial, Foley was asked about the rumors.

"It's all just rumors," he said. "I don't how they got started. I have my hands pretty full as it is."

Foley went on to say that he has had no discussions with Woods or any representatives for Tiger.

Foley does have an academy in Orlando, very close to where Tiger lives.

If anything is going to happen it could very well happen in Ohio this weekend. With the U.S. Open just two weeks away, sooner is better for Tiger.

Although Foley is not saying the rumors are true, he is also not closing the door on the possibility.

Asked why he would be considered by Tiger, the 35 year old said, "I'm not surprised. I'm very confident in what I do."

He does sound confident, eh?