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Tiger Woods

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From a writer with unparalleled access to Tiger Woods and his family, theonly book that provides the "story behind the story" of Tiger's life andworld.

How does a kid from Orange County, California, grow up to be the "MichaelJordan of golf"? Was it sitting in his highchair as a baby, watching hisfather hit shot after shot with a 5-iron, mesmerized by the motion of theswing? 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 smallchild?

Record-breaking 21-year-old prodigy Tiger Woods has moved beyond the fairway totake the world by storm. In "Tiger," John Strege, golf writer and friendof Tiger Woods and his parents, takes us behind the scenes of this incrediblelife--from the time Tiger picked up a golf club at age nine months, to hisfirst 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 whatit's like to play a course with Tiger from golf greats such as Jack Nicklausand Arnold Palmer, "Tiger" provides a riveting, shot-by-shot account ofTiger's life up through his remarkable first three victories as a newprofessional athlete. It details his unshakable relationship with his parentsthat has been the foundation of his career, the racial issues that have flankedhis ascent through the ranks of amateur golf, and the string of almost mythicalsuccesses that have carried him all the way to Niketown.

But "Tiger" also discloses the more human side of Woods, who, despite hismasterful game and famous swing, partied with his classmates at Stanfordfraternities,stayed up late studying for his economics exams, and would becontent to eat every meal at McDonald's.

A role model for young and old alike, Tiger Woods and his story will capturethe minds of devoted golf fans and sports enthusiasts everywhere, as well asthe 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 inspirationallook inside the mind of one of America's greatest sports heroes.
John Strege has covered Tiger Woods for the "Orange County Register" sinceTiger was fourteen years old. A contributor to "Sports Illustrated," "Golf," and "Golf World," Strege lives with his wife, Marlene, inVista, California.

What the world is saying about Tiger Woods:

"Certain players, you look at them once and you see something. The first timeI saw Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer or Ben Hogan or Sam Snead I saw somethingspecial. As soon as I saw Tiger Woods swing, I thought, man, this young guyhas got it. 'It' is something indescribable."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 439.98g
  • Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
  • Bantam
  • Milsons Piont, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0767901452
  • 9780767901451
  • 1,412,090

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Record-breaking media sensation Tiger Woods has moved beyond the fairway to take the world by storm. After becoming the first golfer in history to win three straight U.S. Amateur titles, his win at the 1997 Masters Tournament gave him a permanent place in the record book: youngest player to win, lowest score ever, and first African-American player to win. In "Tiger, John Strege, golf writer and longtime friend with unparalled access to Woods and his family, 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 family, friends, teammates, and coaches, as well as what it's like to play on a course with Tiger from golf greats such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Tiger provides a riveting shot-by-shot account of Woods's life up through the 1997 season. It details the unshakable relationship with his parents, the racial issues that have surrounded him, and the string of almost mythical successes that have carried him all the way to Niketown.


A role model for young and old alike, Tiger Woods and his story will capture the minds and hearts of sports fans everywhere.
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What the world is saying about Tiger Woods: "Certain players, you look at them once and you see something. The first time I saw Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer or Ben Hogan or Sam Snead I saw something special. As soon as I saw Tiger Woods swing, I thought, man, this young guy has got it. 'It' is something indescribable." --Gary Player "His blissfully sweet swing, mature countenance, and sheer, outrageous ability confirm the arrival, finally, of golf's first black superstar.""--Newsweek" "It is conceivable that in terms of overall impact on the sport--when you figure in media, the dollars on the table for him, his ability to be a role model--that if he succeeds he might be the most important player ever."--PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem "From the Hardcover edition." What the world is saying about Tiger Woods: " Certain players, you look at them once and you see something. The first time I saw Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer or Ben Hogan or Sam Snead I saw something special. As soon as I saw Tiger Woods swing, I thought, man, this young guy has got it. 'It' is something indescribable." --Gary Player " His blissfully sweet swing, mature countenance, and sheer, outrageous ability confirm the arrival, finally, of golf's first black superstar." "--Newsweek" " It is conceivable that in terms of overall impact on the sport--when you figure in media, the dollars on the table for him, his ability to be a role model--that if he succeeds he might be the most important player ever." --PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem "From the Hardcover edition."
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About John Strege

John Strege has covered Tiger Woods for the "Orange County Register" since Tiger was fourteen years old. A contributor to "Sports Illustrated," "Golf," and "Golf World," Strege lives with his wife, Marlene, in Vista, California. "From the Hardcover edition."
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