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September 11, 2013

Donald: Sean Foley didn't have time to coach me

Posted at 12:29 PM by Scooby Axson | Categories: Luke Donald, PGA Tour, Sean Foley

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Luke Donald knew he had to make a change. 

After parting ways with Pat Goss, the man who had been his coach for over a decade, Donald sought help to get him back to the form that made him the world's No. 1 player in 2011. 

Before eventually choosing Chuck Cook, Donald talked to Sean Foley, who works with Hunter Mahan, Tiger Woods and Justin Rose. But Foley just didn't have the time, Donald said Tuesday at the BMW Championship.

"I talked to Sean briefly about the possibility of working together, just to get his thoughts, and he came back to me with a very honest answer, that he didn't think, considering what he had on his plate, that he could give me 100 percent of the commitment I needed. I work pretty hard, and I told him I wanted to work hard and I wanted to put in a lot of time, and he was worried that having a young family and all the responsibility that he has that he wouldn't be able to give me that 100 percent commitment, and I totally understand that." 

Donald said that Foley is the one who mentioned Cook as a possible coach and the two started working together at the PGA Championship.

Donald is 55th in the FedEx Cup Standings coming into this weekend's BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill.

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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