Chasing Tiger (Paperback)

Author: Sampson, Curt

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All eat from the bowl of life -- Tiger Woods just has a bigger spoon.


So writes Curt Sampson in his groundbreaking account of the current state of golf and the man who changed the game forever -- Tiger Woods. With a mix of power, skill, and business savvy, Woods has become the biggest sports figure since Michael Jordan, wielding a competitive edge of equal parts inspiration and intimidation. As for the rest of the golfing world -- including other players, junior golfers and their parents, corporate America, agents, instructors, fans, and the media -- it's either catch up or give up.

As in his controversial bestsellers "Hogan" and "The Masters," Sampson digs deep to tell stories that wouldn't otherwise be told. From the Austin golf course worker whose admiration for Woods leads him to spend every waking minute mimicking him, to the unemployed talk show host whose website stretches the bounds of hero worship, to the other end of the scale, where up-and-coming pro Charles Howell III -- tapped by Nicklaus to be the next great challenge to Woods -- continues to close the gap.

By turns moving, hilarious, and eye-opening, Chasing Tiger is an affectionate yet wary account of one extraordinary man's impact on the world of sports, and the game of golf as it moves into a new era.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743442138
SKU 33947741
Format Paperback
ISBN10 074344213X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
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Sampson is best at capturing the details...as only a golf aficionado and ace writer can."
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Editors Note A former pro golfer and award-winning author of The Masters describes the dramatic influence of Tiger Woods on the overall quality, competition, excitement, and interest in the sport of golf.
Editors Note 1 All eat from the bowl of life -- Tiger Woods just has a bigger spoon.So writes Curt Sampson in his groundbreaking account of the current state of golf and the man who changed the game forever -- Tiger Woods. With a mix of power, skill, and business savvy, Woods has become the biggest sports figure since Michael Jordan, wielding a competitive edge of equal parts inspiration and intimidation. As for the rest of the golfing world -- including other players, junior golfers and their parents, corporate America, agents, instructors, fans, and the media -- it's either catch up or give up.As in his controversial bestsellers Hogan and The Masters, Sampson digs deep to tell stories that wouldn't otherwise be told. From the Austin golf course worker whose admiration for Woods leads him to spend every waking minute mimicking him, to the unemployed talk show host whose website stretches the bounds of hero worship, to the other end of the scale, where up-and-coming pro Charles Howell III -- tapped by Nicklaus to be the next great challenge to Woods -- continues to close the gap.By turns moving, hilarious, and eye-opening, Chasing Tiger is an affectionate yet wary account of one extraordinary man's impact on the world of sports, and the game of golf as it moves into a new era.
Editors Note 2 A former pro golfer and award-winning author of The Masters describes the dramatic influence of Tiger Woods on the overall quality, competition, excitement, and interest in the sport of golf. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0276
Publisher Atria Books

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