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In Search of Tiger: A Journey Through Golf with Tiger Woods

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Tom Callahan has written the seminal book on golfing great Tiger Woods. Woods, who has gone out of his way to protect his privacy, has never allowed himself to get close enough to a writer to be properly examined on the page. And, as a consequence, his fans know relatively little about him except whats divulged in quick tournament interviews or the scarce information parsed out on occasion by one of his handlers. Which is to say, we know next to nothing about one of the most famous people in the world. Callahan, commonly regarded as one of the best all-round sports writers in the country, has followed Tiger around the world of golf for more than seven years, enjoying a certain access to the man and his family. He even went so far as to travel to Vietnam to learn the fate of the South Vietnamese soldier who was Earl Woods best friend during the war—and his sons namesake.

Tiger is twenty years old when the book opens and twenty-seven when it closes. During those years, Callahan covered Woods at all the Majors, including the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open, culminating in Tigers heart-stopping race to make history by clinching the string of Majors affectionately nicknamed the Tiger Slam. As the pulse of golf was measured by the curve of his swing, Tiger made everyones heart skip a beat as he attempted to win the Grand Slam a year later.

Along the way, Tom Callahan hears from everyone who is anyone in the world of Tiger Woods, including Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Butch Harmon, Ernie Els, and, of course, Tigers rather ubiquitous mother and father. As much as we learn about Tiger—how he sees himself in relation to the courses he plays on and the players he has learned from and competed with—we also enjoy a birds-eye view of golf as it is now with Tiger on the scene, and as it was for

centuries before.

In Search of Tiger catalogs and dissects moments and influences in Tigers guarded life and unprecedented career—moments that unveil him, his awesome drive, and his enormous talent. Tom Callahan has written a classic of its kind, a book to rank with the best in its genre. He has done what few have even attempted—

he has found the real Tiger Woods.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Tom Callahan is a columnist at Golf Digest. He is the author of more than thirty Time cover stories on subjects ranging from Joe Montana to Pete Rose. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400051403
Author:
Callahan, Tom
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.55 in. .41 lbs.

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