ORLANDO, Fla. -- From all indications, "The Big Miss" has no juicy tidbits about any young misses who played a supporting role in Tiger Woods' downward spiral.
Hank Haney has maintained since Woods' sex scandal captured headlines in late 2009 that he had no inkling about the philandering behind the scenes. Some will find that hard to believe from a guy who spent the equivalent of 3 1/2 months a year in Woods' company, but we'll have to take him at his word.
Even so, Woods' former swing coach figures to have the curiosity factor going for him. Insight about Woods' day-to-day life has been so sparse -- carefully orchestrated by public appearances -- that any particulars are eagerly consumed.
"Anybody who witnesses greatness on a daily basis wants to describe it," Haney told his Twitter followers after news of the book's upcoming release hit Sunday. "The Big Miss was my opportunity to share my observations."
The book, co-authored by Golf Digest's Jaime Diaz, will be available to the public on March 27 -- one week before the Masters and not quite two years since Haney ended their six-year association one day after the 2010 Players Championship.
With Woods keeping such a tight inner circle, Haney is among the very few whose recollections carry such authenticity.
Elin Nordegren, of course, would be at the top of the list. But her story came out in People magazine as the ink dried on their divorce papers, and she isn't likely to open up again.
Former caddie Steve Williams has vowed to write a book, though after the New Zealander's missteps last year one has to wonder if it would turn out to be less about Woods and more about "Stevie." Agent Mark Steinberg surely wouldn't put attorney-client privilege at risk.
That leaves Haney, hired in March 2004 in an arrangement that found the instructor at Woods' side some 110 days a year -- including 30 or more staying in the golfer's home.
They spent time together on the practice range, over meals, relaxing with Nordegren and/or friends. It was a time of significant change -- Woods married and started a family, dealt with his father's passing in 2006 and added six major titles to his total that left him behind Jack Nicklaus' record 18.
Though most people involved that intimately with Woods are compelled to sign a nondisclosure agreement, Haney told the Associated Press he "didn't even have a contract" to serve as his instructor.
Haney also reveals that toward the end of their time together, he could see Woods had a "conflicted relationship" with the game -- manifesting itself first in Woods' interest in elite military training, before the scandal he didn't see coming.
The book's title was selected for its multiple meanings, Haney said. Not only was the "big miss" a constant concern as Woods fought accuracy off the tee, but a metaphor for what the instructor called "missed opportunities that Tiger and I experienced."
Asked by a Twitter follower how he expects Woods to react, Haney said: "I believe he will view it as fair."
And as to whether the book will prove a distraction for Woods at Augusta? "Tiger doesn't get distracted that easy."