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The Chosen One: Tiger Woods and the Dilemma of Greatness
The Chosen One: Tiger Woods and the Dilemma of Greatness
by David Owen
Book Description:
Earl Woods, the father of young Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, was widely ridiculed in 1996 when, in an article anointing his son as Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, he likened Tiger's potential impact to that of a messiah. This unseemly proclamation appeared to embody all the worst elements of the dreaded sports-parent who seeks financial windfall and personal validation by pushing his child to excel on the diamond, the gridiron, the court, or the fairways. But in light of all we know now about Tiger Woods, David Owen asks in The Chosen One, who is to say that it wasn't Tiger's transcendent greatness all along that induced his father to guide him, rather than the father pushing the son? 

Not since the dawn of competitive tournament golf has anyone distanced himself from the rest of the world the way Tiger has. He is the best there is at nearly every aspect of the game: the longest driver, the strongest iron player, the most creative around the greens, and so sharp a clutch putter that when he putts well the tournament is over, and when he putts badly he often wins anyway. He is a breakthrough athlete in a sport remarkably resistant to them; in every tournament, Tiger has to beat a hundred-plus competitors, any of whom can take away a title with a four-day hot streak. When Michael Jordan won all his back-to-back championships, each night he only had to beat one team.

Tiger is also a breakthrough athlete as one of the first true multicultural icons. There are African-American, Asian, Native American, and Caucasian elements to his roots; he carries with him parts of so many ethnicities that he not only shatters stereotypes but renders the whole notion of racial classification irrelevant. It is ironic that such an athlete would emerge in golf, America's most tradition-bound and racially insensitive sport.

In The Chosen One, gifted essayist David Owen ponders the social, economic, and athletic implications of this amazing young man. We are only beginning to see all the ways that Tiger Woods might reshape the world. Owen's thoughtful, incisive, elegant, and provocative work examines this phenomenon unlike any the fields of play have ever seen, in a book that will stand alongside John McPhee's A Sense of Where You Are (about Princeton forward Bill Bradley) among the classic works of sports philosophy.
(Hardcover)

 
In Search of Tiger: A Journey Through Golf With Tiger Woods
In Search of Tiger: A Journey Through Golf With Tiger Woods
by Tom Callahan
Book Description:
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 whatâ€s 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 Woodâ€s best friend during the warâ€and his sonâ€s 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 Tigerâ€s 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 everyoneâ€s 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, Tigerâ€s rather ubiquitous mother and father. As much as we learn about Tigerâ€how he sees himself in relation to the courses he plays on and the players he has learned from and competed withâ€we also enjoy a birdâ€s-eye view of golf as it is now with Tiger on the scene, and as it was for
centuries before.
Hardcover from Crown Publishing Group

 
How I Play Golf

How I Play Golf
by Tiger Woods, Golf Digest (Editor)
No athlete has changed his sport the way Tiger Woods has transformed the world of golf. The Tiger phenomenon has created a new legion of golfers, seduced by Woods's almost effortless mastery of this most difficult game. In How I Play Golf Woods reveals the many facets of his game and offers a plethora of tips and advice aimed at all levels of play. Unlike most golf guides, and perhaps somewhat surprising from a player best known for his long game, How I Play Golf begins with the short game--putting, chipping, and pitching--before moving onto swing mechanics and hitting off the tee. Produced in conjunction with the editors of Golf Digest, the book is lavishly photographed and illustrated and offers a gold mine of useful ideas and mental images Tiger has collected over the years. Throughout, Tiger recounts memorable shots from his relatively brief career; for example, his only "perfect" shot (a 3-wood on No. 14 at St. Andrews) and his first putt at the 1995 Masters (a 20-footer for birdie on No. 1 that missed and rolled off the green). How I Play Golf is not only a first-rate instructional guide, it also communicates a passion and respect for the game that beginners, hackers, and low handicappers should find inspiring. Highly recommended. --Harry C. Edwards, Amazon.com
Hardcover - 320 pages (October 9, )
Warner Books; ISBN: 0446529311
 

Training a Tiger: A Father s Guide to Raising a Winner in Both Golf and Life
Training a Tiger: A Father's Guide to Raising a Winner in Both Golf and Life
by Earl Woods
Hardcover from William Morrow
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How Tiger Does It
How Tiger Does It
by Brad Kearns
Hardcover from McGraw-Hill
 
Tiger Woods: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)
Tiger Woods: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)
by Lawrence J. Londino
Paperback from Greenwood
2008-
 
Vanity Fair February 2010 Tiger Woods
Vanity Fair February 2010 "Tiger Woods"

Paperback from Conde Nast Publications

 
Think Like Tiger
Think Like Tiger
by John Andrisani
Paperback from Perigee Trade
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Golf at the Top with Steve Williams: Tips and Techniques from the Caddy to Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, and Tiger Woods
Golf at the Top with Steve Williams: Tips and Techniques from the Caddy to Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, and Tiger Woods
by Steve Williams, Hugh de Lacy
Paperback from Ulysses Press
 
The Tiger Woods Syndrome: Why Men Prowl and How to Not Become the Prey
by J.R. Bruns M.D., R. A. Richards II
Hardcover from HCI
 
Follow the Roar: Tailing Tiger for All 604 Holes of His Most Spectacular Season
Follow the Roar: Tailing Tiger for All 604 Holes of His Most Spectacular Season
by Bob Smiley
Hardcover from Harper
2008-
 
Tiger Woods: A Biography for Kids
Tiger Woods: A Biography for Kids
by Libby Hughes
Paperback from Genesis Press
 

Tiger Woods : Drive to Greatness
by Mark Stewart
(Paperback)

Tiger Woods Made Me Look Like a Genius : 5 Simple Ways to Take 10 Strokes Off Your Game
by Don Crosby, et al
Paperback: 160 pages 
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (March 15, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0740704729 
Out of Print - Try Used Books

The Tiger Woods Way : An Analysis of Tiger Woods' Power-Swing Technique
by John Andrisani
(Paperback)

The Short Game Magic of Tiger Woods : An Analysis of Tiger Woods' Pitching, Chipping, Sand Play, and Putting Techniques
by John Andrisani
(Paperback)

Tiger : A Biography of Tiger Woods
by John Strege
(Paperback)

Tiger Woods : The Grandest Slam
Hardcover - 112 pages
Triumph Books
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On the Course With... Tiger Woods (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies)
by Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout
(Paperback)

Uneven Lies : The Heroic Story of African-Americans In Golf
by Pete McDaniel, et al
Listed under History of Golf

Raising the Bar : The Championship Years of Tiger Woods
by Tim Rosaforte
(Hardcover)

The First Coming : Tiger Woods : Master or Martyr (Library of Contemporary Thought)
by John Feinstein
(Paperback)

Sports Guy: In Search of Corkball, Warroad Hockey, Hooters Golf, Tiger Woods, and the Big, Big Game
by Charles P. Pierce, Roy, Jr. Blount
(Paperback)

Quotable Tiger
by Tiger Woods, Rich Skyzinski
(Hardcover)
 

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