"It was a lifelong ambition of mine to teach the best player of all time
in our sport. I am both grateful for the things we had the opportunity
to learn from one another as well as the enduring friendship we have
"I have nothing but respect and admiration for him."
Woods has not appointed a replacement and gave no clue about when he
might make a choice.
"Presently I do not have a coach and there is no timetable for hiring
one," said the world number 12.