Tiger Woods: Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2018

August 16, 2019 - Comment

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life – married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of fourteen major golf championships and seventy-nine PGA Tour events, Woods was

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In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life – married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of fourteen major golf championships and seventy-nine PGA Tour events, Woods was the first billion-dollar athlete, earning more than $100 million a year in endorsements from the likes of Nike, Gillette, AT&T and Gatorade. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years – one that exploded in the aftermath of a late-night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional life off a cliff. In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods? Product Information: ISBN: 9781471175367 Author: Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardback Pages: 490 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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Anonymous says:

Tiger Woods I’m not a fan of golf but I’ve always found Tiger a fascinating sportsman. This book covers his whole life. You learn about all the major events in his life and also his relationships with his parents, coaches and his inner circle. When you read about his father Earl in the book, you quickly realize the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. His father was an equally horrible man, who spent his life cheating on his wife. He cashed in on Tigers fame very early on, pimping Tiger out on TV shows…

Anonymous says:

Read It! If you’ve not bought into the hype about Woods but felt you’re the only one at your golf club feeling that way, then read this book. You were right!Obviously the author’s lawyers will have triple checked every word and every claim is referenced. So you know the contents are credible.Totally riveting. I even found myself feeling sorry for him and questioning how his parents brought him up. Vicariously living their dreams through a child. Where have we heard that before…

Anonymous says:

Doesn’t get under Tiger’s skin While a fascinating chronology of events in Tiger’s life, I have to agree with one of the other reviewers that this book was cut and pasted together from other outsiders’ books. The authors make clear that they were denied access to Tiger or anyone close to him and it showed. The book guesses how Tiger feels, but we never really know, and in that sense the book does disappoint because its just very superficial. So I give it 5 stars for quality of writing and style, but only 1 for actual…

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