Synopses & Reviews
Now available in paperback, Tin Cup Dreams
is the remarkable odyssey of self-taught golfer Esteban Toledo, a former boxer who overcame poverty and the wrong side of the tracks to make it through Q School and a make-or-break season on the PGA Tour. With uncommon grit and determination, Toledo finally triumphs after a 12 year quest that took him to the depths of despair.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio gives a rare behind-the-scenes look at the PGA Tour while keeping readers on the edge of their seats with his chronicle of Toledo's struggles. Traditionally, golf was a dreamer's path to glory. Tin Cup Dreams shows that it still is.
"Extraordinary . . . D'Antonio made me sweat and bleed along with the gallant knight-errant Toledo whose journey . . . he so eloquently chronicles." (Steven Pressfield, author of The Legend of Bagger Vance)
". . . has three things readers will love: hard digging, terrific writing, and in Esteban Toledo, an extraordinary story . . ." (Curt Sampson, author of Hogan and The Masters)
"The PGA Tour needs more stories like this . . . Esteban Toledo is a poster child for how to make it." (Peter Jacobsen, six-time PGA Tour winner)
This is the remarkable odyssey of self-taught golfer Esteban Toledo, a former boxer who rose from poverty to become a breakout golfer. This rare behind-the-scenes look at the pro PGA circuit chronicles the intense world of a leisurely sport.
About the Author
Michael D'Antonio shared the Pulitzer Prize in journalism as part of a Newsday reporting team. He has written three acclaimed non-fiction books and countless articles for GOLF Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Elle, Redbook, McCall's, and The LA Times Magazine. He is a lifelong golfer whose first paying job was as a caddie at a summer resort in New Hampshire. D'Antonio lives with his family in New York State.