Is Mike Ditka the new Hank Haney?

May, 14, 2010
By Jon Robinson
Tiger Woods and Mike DitkaEA Sports/Gary BassingHey Tiger, I hear you're looking for a new coach.

If Tiger Woods is looking for someone to yell at him, I can think of few people more qualified than Mike Ditka (don't believe me, ask Jim Harbaugh).

But no, the former coach isn't looking to shred Tiger every time he misses a shot (although who wouldn't love to see that). The two appear together in the upcoming commercial for "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11," along with golfers Ian Poulter, Rickie Fowler, and Edoardo Molinari to help hype the new Ryder Cup feature in the game.

EA Sports wouldn't reveal Ditka's involvement in the shoot just yet, but they did drop some news on another coach as according to an EA Sports spokesperson, Hank Haney will no longer be featured in the franchise as your virtual swing doctor.

Haney, who resigned as Tiger's real-life swing coach earlier in the week after six-plus years, was said to be taken out of the game prior to the announcement of his split from Tiger due to the design team simply looking to head a different direction in "Tiger 11."

As long as EA doesn't bring in Charles Barkley to help with my swing, I think we'll be fine.


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