Somebody Get Sean Foley Some Aspirin

As our very own Emily Kay reported earlier this afternoon, Tiger Woods had himself one hell of a (bad) opening round at the 2012 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. After missing just his eighth-career cut last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, shooting a 2-over 74 in his next competitive round wasn't exactly what he -- or swing coach Sean Foley -- would call progress.

Nowadays it seems that whenever we discuss Foley and Woods, it usually is in the context of one defending the other. Does Sean really know what he's doing with Tiger? Does Tiger really grasp what Sean is trying to teach him?

Simply put, these are not questions you would suspect to exist for a golfer-instructor relationship that has spanned two years and has only included one official PGA Tour victory. At least, not for one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game.

At some point, the excuses and mutual defense will come to an end. There is likely no way Foley and Woods can continue working together if Woods' poor output on the course also continues. To do so would simply be living in denial for either man.

The only question at this point is, what will be the final straw to break the camel's -- or Tiger's -- back?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.