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The Tour Report

May 3 2011

5:37 PM

O’Hair, Foley part ways

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM Site Producer

Sean O’Hair has parted ways with swing coach Sean Foley, the two sides confirmed Tuesday.

O’Hair, whom Foley coached for the last three years, also withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship on Monday, citing personal reasons.

Under Foley, O’Hair won the 2009 Wells Fargo Championship and made the Presidents Cup team. This season, however, has been a struggle.

In 10 starts, O’Hair has missed six cuts, including his last five in a row. He has just one finish in the top 25 this year.

The decision was O’Hair’s, according to Foley, who got the phone call from O’Hair on Monday night.

“We will always be close,” Foley said via text message. “He is a great guy just going through a bad stretch of golf and felt he needed another direction.”

Earlier this year, O’Hair fired his caddie Brennan Little, who took over his bag after O’Hair let go of Paul Tesori at the end of last year.

Other players in Foley’s stable include of course Tiger Woods, whom he began working with last August, as well as Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose and Stephen Ames.