The 1997 Masters

With never-before-heard stories, this book will provide keen insight from one of the game's all-time greats.

Author: Tiger Woods

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781455571505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Now for the first time, Tiger Woods reflects on his record-setting win at the 1997 Masters -- both on and off the course. In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament's history, making it an iconic moment for him and sports. Now, 20 years later, Woods is ready to explore his history with the game, how it has changed over the years, and what it was like winning such an important event. With never-before-heard stories, this book provides keen insight from one of the game's all-time greats. Praise for The 1997 Masters "Woods writes with absorbing focus and profound emotion." -Publishers Weekly "A vivid and ultimately satisfying read." - Bookpage "As vivid on the printed page as it was in person." - GolfDigest "Provides a rare perspective of golf played at the highest level." -Kirkus
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Unprecedented

In UNPRECEDENTED: ME AND THE MASTERS, Tiger Woods shares in his own words the story of the original Masters tournament that took him to greatness, all of which has paved the way for one of the most phenomenal comebacks in sporting history.

Author: Tiger Woods

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751568011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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WINNER OF THE 2019, 2005, 2002, 2001 and 1997 MASTERS. In UNPRECEDENTED: ME AND THE MASTERS, Tiger Woods shares in his own words the story of the original Masters tournament that took him to greatness, all of which has paved the way for one of the most phenomenal comebacks in sporting history. 'To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit and determination' BARACK OBAMA In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until the Masters Tournament that Tiger Woods's career would definitively change for ever. Tiger Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament's history, making it arguably among the most seminal events in golf. He was the first African-American/Asian player to win the Masters, and this at the Augusta National Golf Club, perhaps the most exclusive club in the world, and one that had in 1990 admitted its first black member. More than twenty years after his first historic win, Tiger Woods explores his life with the game, with the Masters tournament itself, about how golf has changed over the past twenty years, and what it was like winning such an event. Woods will also open up about his relationship with father Earl Woods, dispelling previous misconceptions, and will candidly reveal many never-before-heard stories. Written by one of the game's all-time greats, this book will provide keen insight on the Masters then and now as well as on the sport itself. 'Greatness like no other' SERENA WILLIAMS
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Tiger Woods

“caddies will be black”: Rick Reilly, “The New Master,” Sports Illustrated, April 21,
1997. black man to join the club: Ibid. looking into the sky: Woods, ... Exhilarated,
Tiger stepped: Ibid. weeks since his triple bypass: Woods, The 1997 Masters, 8.

Author: Jeff Benedict

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501126475

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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“A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.” —The New York Times Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon. 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, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really? In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods’s life—friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods’s inner circle. From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger’s relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger’s longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, as a “talent scout”—years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer’s globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger’s infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom—who programmed him to be “the chosen one,” tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well—the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents’ creation. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’s singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend—and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.
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Tiger

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 ...

Author: John Strege

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307756916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Roaring Back

Roaring Back traces his road to Augusta and the improbable, phenomenal comeback of one of the greatest golfers in history.

Author: Curt Sampson

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635766834

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The incredible true story of Tiger Woods's dramatic return to glory at the 2019 Masters following his humbling and very public personal, physical, and professional setbacks. One publicly imploded marriage. Two car accidents. Eight surgeries. And now, a miracle of hard work and storied talent: five Masters wins. Once hailed as "the greatest closer in history" before he fell further than any beloved athlete in America's memory, Tiger swung at the world's wildest expectations and beat the skeptics with his April 2019 championship. Roaring Back traces his road to Augusta and the improbable, phenomenal comeback of one of the greatest golfers in history. New York Times bestselling author Curt Sampson details the highs and lows of Woods's career in three gripping acts. From his startling loss at the 2009 PGA Championship, detrimental obsession with his swing, and that infamous night involving an ex-wife and a nine-iron...to adoring fans and lucrative sponsors turning their backs, exclusive interviews with past instructors and PGA tour peers, and an arrest complete with a toxicology report...finally to Tiger coming from behind for his fifth green jacket as the crowd rumbled in Georgia, and how his comeback rivals those of the most dramatic in his sport. Sampson also places Woods's defeats and triumphs in the context of historic comebacks by other notable golfers like Ben Hogan, Skip Alexander, Aaron Silton, and Charlie Beljan, finding the forty-three-year-old alone on the green for his trajectory of victory against all odds. As this enthralling book reveals, Tiger never doubted the perseverance of the winner in the mirror.
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Confronting Racism

Gaertner, 1986a; Jones, 1972, 1997 for exceptions). ... golfer Fuzzy Zoeller ("
Fanfare," 1997) got in trouble when he cavalierly dismissed young multiracial
Tiger Woods's romp through the 1997 Masters Golf Tournament by 12 shots,
setting the ...

Author: Susan T. Fiske

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761903682

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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The contributors to this volume identify the cognitive and motivational influences on the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and intergroup processes that lead to racism. Confronting Racism establishes a unique link between public discourse on race and social scientific analysis. Covering theory, implications for policy and applications to education, employment, crime, politics, and health; the book provides a collective account of the variety of racial outcomes and dynamics that result from the complex and multifaceted nature of racism and race relations.
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This Golfing Life

ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT OF THE 1997 MASTERS, in the long Augusta
twilight, there was one man on the practice tee and one man, really, in the
tournament. The sight made me shiver. There was Tiger Woods, with a nine-shot
lead with ...

Author: Michael Bamberger

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555845971

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Reflections on the game by the Sports lllustrated writer and national-bestselling author of The Swinger. Michael Bamberger has lived the game of golf as few others have—from his experience as one of the first white, college-educated caddies in 1985, to hanging out with Arnold Palmer at the Masters. This Golfing Life brings together Bamberger’s acclaimed, intimate profiles of stars (Tiger, Jack, and Annika to name a few), as well as the behind-the-scenes people who make the game what it is. In his last round of golf before an amputation, Bamberger’s high school golf coach, John Sifaneck, makes his first hole-in-one; John Stark gets Bamberger to relearn the game as a Scotsman; Bob Rubin, a Wall Street master-of-the-universe, builds his own golf course—one so difficult he can’t break one hundred on it; Bruce Edwards continues to caddie for Tom Watson while dying of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Bamberger interweaves these stories with his own life in a way that will remind golfers why they love the game.
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The United States of the United Races

The first verbal attack on Woods's racial identity came from Fuzzy Zoeller, a fellow
pro golfer who, upon finishing thirty-fourth when Woods won the 1997 Masters
nineteen under par, commented, “That little boy is driving well and he's putting ...

Author: Greg Carter

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814772515

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Barack Obama’s historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar story, The United States of the United Races reconsiders an understudied optimist tradition, one which has praised mixture as a means to create a new people, bring equality to all, and fulfill an American destiny. In this genealogy, Greg Carter re-envisions racial mixture as a vehicle for pride and a way for citizens to examine mixed America as a better America. Tracing the centuries-long conversation that began with Hector St. John de Crevecoeur’s Letters of an American Farmer in the 1780s through to the Mulitracial Movement of the 1990s and the debates surrounding racial categories on the U.S. Census in the twenty-first century, Greg Carter explores a broad range of documents and moments, unearthing a new narrative that locates hope in racial mixture. Carter traces the reception of the concept as it has evolved over the years, from and decade to decade and century to century, wherein even minor changes in individual attitudes have paved the way for major changes in public response. The United States of the United Races sweeps away an ugly element of U.S. history, replacing it with a new understanding of race in America.
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Shakespeare Studies

Francesca T. ROYSTER 1 IGER Woods's twelve-shot victory at the 1997 Masters
Golf Tournament took place at the Augusta National, '"a club that no black man
was allowed to join until six years ago, at the tournament whose founder, Clifford
 ...

Author: Leeds Barroll

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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This volume includes the Forum Race and the Study of Shakespeare and a related essay, 'Hottentot': The Emergence of an Early Modern Racist Epithet. Other articles discuss the works of Robert Weimann, recent studies in early modern sexuality and concepts of virginity.
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Augusta

Reveals the history of the Augusta National Golf Club from its founding in the 1930s through its rise as the home of America's most prestigious golf tournament With 45 ins

Author: Steve Eubanks

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767902157

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Reveals the history of the Augusta National Golf Club from its founding in the 1930s through its rise as the home of America's most prestigious golf tournament
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The Front Nine

Masters,. Augusta. National. Golf. Club. Augusta,. Georgia,. April. 10–13,. 1986.
The annual event in Augusta had come a long way since Gene Sarazen's double
eagle in the second tournament in 1935. Other than 1943–1945, when it was ...

Author: Barry LeBrock

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781623687182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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The most famous shot in golf history—from Gene Sarazen's double eagle, which led to victory at the 1935 Masters to Tom Watson's nearly impossible chip shot in the 1982 U.S. Open—the greatest and most memorable shots in the long and storied history of this grand game are brought to life in The Front Nine. Triumphant victory as well as heartbreaking defeat play out shot-by-shot as the most celebrated tournaments of the past come to life. Readers thrill to both the joy and agony of the most significant shots in golf history through detailed description, commentary from the men who pulled them off, and fresh insight from golf historian Barry LeBrock.
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Golf and Philosophy

Masters of the Universe In recent history much of our discussion of race and sex
in golf has centered on the famed ... For starters, it was Woods's amazing twelve-
stroke victory over the 1997 Masters field that announced his presence with ...

Author: Andy Wible

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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In a game where players are expected to call their own penalties and scoring the least points leads to victory, decorum takes precedence over showmanship and philosophical questions become par for the course. Few other sports are as suited for ethical and metaphysical examination as golf. It is a game defined by dichotomies -- relaxing, yet frustrating, social, yet solitary -- and between these extremes there is room for much philosophical inquiry. In Golf and Philosophy: Lessons from the Links, a clubhouse full of skilled contributors tee off on a range of philosophical topics within the framework of the fairway. The book's chapters are arranged in the style of an eighteen-hole golf course, with the front nine exploring ethical matters of rationality and social civility in a world of moral hazards and roughs. The back nine pries even deeper, slicing into matters of the metaphysical, including chapters on mysticism, idealism, identity, and meaning. Taken together, the collection examines the intellectual nature of this beloved pastime, considering the many nuances of a sport that requires high levels of concentration, patience, and consistency, as well as upstanding moral character. Golf and Philosophy celebrates the joys and complexities of the game, demonstrating that golf has much to teach both its spectators and participants about modern life.
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Men in Green

Ken jumped to the '85 Masters, when Curtis opened with an 80 and still managed
to get himself in contention on the back nine on Sunday. During that '85 ... Ken
said he learned all he needed to know about Tiger Woods at the 1997 Masters.

Author: Michael Bamberger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476743844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The instant New York Times bestseller from acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger—a warm, nostalgic, intimately reported account of golf’s greatest generation, and “maybe the best golf book I’ve ever read” (Bill Reynolds, The Providence Journal). With “exceptional insight into some of America’s greatest players over the last half-century” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Men in Green is to golf what Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer was to baseball: a big-hearted account of the sport’s greats, from the household names to the private legends, those behind-the-curtain giants who never made the headlines. Michael Bamberger, who has covered the game for twenty years at Sports Illustrated, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples—and the late Ken Venturi. But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. There’s a club pro, a teaching pro, an old black Southern caddie. There’s a tournament director in his seventies, a TV director in his eighties, and a USGA executive in his nineties. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug. Was golf better back in the day? Men in Green weaves a history of the modern game that is personal, touching, inviting, and new. This meditation on aging and a celebration of the game is “a nostalgic visit and reminiscence with those who fashioned golf history…and should be cherished” (Golf Digest).
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Are You Kidding Me

He had stormed onto the tour in 1996, winning two times that fall at the age of
twenty, and then had won his first major as a professional, the 1997 Masters, by
12 shots. “He's a boy among men and he's showing the men how to play,” eight-
time ...

Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748123100

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Rocco Mediate sent shockwaves through the sports world when he forced Tiger Woods into a sudden death playoff in the 2008 US Open Championship. Having fought his way back from major back surgery and a subsequent downward spiral in form, Rocco Mediate had now matched the unbeaten world number one shot for shot in an explosive 4 day head-to-head. In this intimate collaboration Rocco Mediate and John Feinstein look at Mediate's life through the prism of the 2008 season, giving readers an insider's view into how one man overcame it all to perform at the highest level. With interviews with Mediate, Woods and their peers Feinstein vividly renders one of golf's most historic days.
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A Swing for Life Revised and Updated with embedded videos

With a near-awless demonstration of controlled power golf, the 21-yearold
became the youngest Masters champion ever, ... Suddenly, at the S THE
DEFENDING champion at the 1997 Masters, I enjoyed the priv- ilege of placing
the green ...

Author: Nick Faldo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476706108

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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An instructional guide to the perfect swing from one of golf’s most successful players and well-known television commentators. “A Swing for Life represents the ultimate collection of lessons, swing thoughts, observations, and discoveries that I relied upon in a career dedicated to the game of golf.” —Sir Nick Faldo Nick Faldo is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-respected golfers. His name is synonymous with the dedication that is necessary to reach the highest levels of the professional game, and the patience with which he analyzed and fine-tuned his swing rewarded him with six major championships. In this extensive book—revised and updated from the 1995 classic—Faldo draws on the wealth of that experience to demonstrate the skills that lie at the heart of the game, tee to green. Revealing a collection of absolute musts that underpin golf’s fundamentals, Faldo explains how to set in motion a chain reaction that inspires a flowing, repeating swing, a technique that can be applied to every club in the bag. There’s a whole chapter dedicated to timing and tempo, featuring the drills and exercises Faldo used to maintain his own trademark rhythm, plus comprehensive lessons on modern driving strategy, short-game technique, bunker play, and the art of putting. Supporting his teaching throughout are superb photographs, as well as twenty-six original videos available for you to download from the book, adding a valuable dimension to the learning experience in every department of the game. For veteran golfers, Faldo’s strategy on “working the ball” reveals the true talent of shot-making and control, while his practical advice on taking your game from the range to the course—the art of visualizing shots and reproducing your skills under pressure—is universally applicable. “At the highest level, golf is all about the respect a player has for the fundamentals—the lessons that have stood the test of time . . . and that’s precisely the message that I am going to make sure comes across in this book.” So says Faldo in his introduction to what is essentially a master class from one of the game’s most exacting students and prolific winners. A Swing for Life promises inspiration for anyone who has ever picked up a golf club.
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Michelle Wie

It began when she was seven years old and her father had her watch the 1997
Masters. Tiger blew the field away by twelve shots. BJ fostered Michelle's interest
in Tiger by papering her room with photos of Tiger and using Tiger's swing to ...

Author: Jennifer Mario

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429906979

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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In the first-ever Michelle Wie biography, golf writer Jennifer Mario tells the story of this inspirational golfing phenomenon, from her million-dollar endorsement deals to her rocket rise to success—from her sweet golf swing to her life as a pro golfer. Michelle Wie's young career already reads like a world-record entry: youngest player to qualify for an LPGA tournament; youngest player to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship; youngest female to play in PGA Tour events. Now Michelle Wie can add to the list being the youngest female golfer to ever turn professional. This biography will be a great read for anyone interested in the life of their favorite role model—and for readers everywhere looking for the full story behind a legend in the making.
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Think Like Tiger

At the time Rosaforte's book hit the stands, Tiger had just won the 1997 Masters,
one of the most coveted major championships, by a record-shattering twelve
shots. Normal pro golfers just don't win big tournaments by that kind of margin.

Author: John Andrisani

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399528601

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Reveals the secrets that Tiger Woods has learned from his family, fellow competitors, and teachers about the mental game of golf and demonstrates how to use these same tools and techniques to improve one's own game.
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Chicken Soup for the Golfer s Soul The 2nd Round

If you think Tiger Woods was under a lot of pressure when he won the 1997
Masters, or when he won three U.S. Amateurs, or when he outgunned Sergio
Garcia to win the 1999 PGA Championship, just consider the pressure he felt at
the PGA ...

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781453280232

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Whether readers are relatively new to the game of golf or old hands with impressive handicaps, most golfers share an unbridled enthusiasm for the game as proven by the blockbuster success of the first Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul. Due to popular demand, the coauthors have compiled this follow-up filled with more stories to celebrate the foibles, feats and famous people on the fairway.
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Tiger Woods

There are many ways of answering that question. In the three years following his
breakthrough win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger won 16 more PGA Tour events.
During the same three years, no one else on the pro tour came close to that
number.

Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761319662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Provides a glimpse into the life of Tiger Woods by detailing the drive that was instilled in him by his parents, who were victims of racial prejudice, his climb to fame, and how he has changed the game of golf.
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