Tiger splits from coach Foley

Tiger Woods has announced splitting with swing coach Sean Foley, who the 14-time major champion had worked with since 2010.

Woods said of the decision: "Sean is one of the outstanding coaches and I know he will continue to be successful.

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

Tiger has only managed 11 full tournament rounds since his return to the field following back surgery in March, and has since failed to qualify for Tom Watson’s United States team automatically before informing the PGA of America that he did not wish to be considered for one of the three wildcard places.

Woods has struggled to capture a major championship since 2008, so perhaps switching coaches from Hank Haney to Foley four years ago was the catalyst for him picking up three PGA Tour wins in 2012 and five in 2013.

Time will tell if this latest move by Tiger can help him wrest back control over the sport which he dominated for a decade.