A Biography of Tiger Woods

Book - 1997
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From a writer with unparalleled access to Tiger Woods and his family, the only book that provides the "story behind the story" of Tiger's life and world. How does a kid from Orange County, California, grow up to be the "Michael Jordan of golf"?  Was it sitting in his highchair as a baby, watching his father hit shot after shot with a 5-iron, mesmerized by the motion of the swing?  Or was it the hours and hours Tiger would spend on the driving range, incredibly focused on hitting the ball just the right distance, even as a small child? Record-breaking 21-year-old prodigy Tiger Woods has moved beyond the fairway to take the world by storm.  InTiger, John Strege, golf writer and friend of Tiger Woods and his parents, takes us behind the scenes of this incredible life--from the time Tiger picked up a golf club at age nine months, to his first hole-in-one at age six, to his unprecedented domination of junior, amateur, and now high-stakes professional golf. Packed with personal anecdotes from the Woods family as well as stories of what it's like to play a course with Tiger from golf greats such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer,Tigerprovides a riveting, shot-by-shot account of Tiger's life up through his remarkable first three victories as a new professional athlete.  It details his unshakable relationship with his parents that has been the foundation of his career, the racial issues that have flanked his ascent through the ranks of amateur golf, and the string of almost mythical successes that have carried him all the way to Niketown. ButTigeralso discloses the more human side of Woods, who, despite his masterful game and famous swing, partied with his classmates at Stanford fraternities, stayed up late studying for his economics exams, and would be content to eat every meal at McDonald's. A role model for young and old alike, Tiger Woods and his story will capture the minds of devoted golf fans and sports enthusiasts everywhere, as well as the hearts of those who can't tell a birdie from an eagle.  Strege's book, complete with photos of the prodigy in action, provides a truly inspirational look inside the mind of one of America's greatest sports heroes.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1997
ISBN: 9780553062199
Branch Call Number: 796.352092 Woods-S 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 238 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.)


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