The 1997 Masters

My Story
Author: Tiger Woods
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455571504
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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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

Tiger Woods


Author: Jeff Benedict,Armen Keteyian
Publisher: Contra
ISBN: 841207422X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
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Tiger Woods cuenta la trepidante historia, llena de claroscuros, de la ascensión, caída y renacimiento del mejor golfista de todos los tiempos. En 2009, Tiger Woods era probablemente el deportista más famoso del mundo; una estrella de fama y fortuna inconmensurables que gozaba de lo que, en apariencia, era una vida idílica, casado con una bella mujer, dos hijos y el mejor swing del circuito. Con un palmarés que incluía catorce majors y setenta y nueve torneos del PGA Tour, Woods tenía unos ingresos anuales de más de cien millones de dólares y era la cara de multinacionales como Nike, Gillette, AT&T o Gatorade. Pero todo pendía de un hilo. Tras un aparatoso accidente de madrugada, cuando se estampó con su todoterreno contra un árbol y quedó inconsciente tras huir precipitadamente de su mansión, se destapó un historial de infidelidades que hicieron que la cuidada imagen del deportista perfecto se desmoronara. Los periodistas Jeff Benedict, de Sports Illustrated, y Armen Keteyian, once veces ganador de un Emmy, trazan un fascinante relato del que posiblemente sea el mayor deportista individual de la historia moderna a partir de más de cuatrocientas entrevistas con personas cercanas a Woods y más de tres años de investigación. El resultado es un monumental retrato psicológico del niño prodigio que, espoleado por unos padres que lo sometieron a una férrea disciplina castrense y que afirmaban que era "el Elegido", se convirtió muy pronto en la gran promesa del golf —con precoces apariciones en televisión con tan solo dos años—, pero, como contrapartida, desarrolló una enfermiza relación con su entorno y conductas compulsivas y adictivas que propiciarían una caída en desgracia de proporciones shakesperianas.

Tiger Woods

Golf Legend
Author: Doug Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1532174756
Category:
Page: 112
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Tiger Woods: Golf Legend tells the story of the most gifted golfer of his time, a trailblazer who became the youngest Masters champion, conquered the golf world, and fell from grace but never stopped fighting his way back to the top. Features include a timeline, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Tiger Woods


Author: Jeff Benedict,Armen Keteyian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 150112644X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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The #1 New York Times bestseller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—this “comprehensive, propulsive…and unsparing” (The New Yorker) biography is “an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf’s most scrutinized figure…brimming with revealing details” (Golf Digest). 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. But it turned out he had been living a double life for years—one that exploded in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. In this “searing biography of golf’s most blazing talent” (GOLF magazine), 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, really? Drawing on more than four hundred interviews with people from every corner of Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—Benedict and Keteyian construct a captivating psychological profile of a mixed race child programmed by an attention-grabbing father and the original Tiger Mom to be the “chosen one,” to change not just the game of golf, but the world as well. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the starling answers in this definitive biography that is destined to linger in the minds of readers for years to come. “Irresistible…Immensely readable…Benedict and Keteyian bring us along for the ride in a whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true” (The Wall Street Journal). Ultimately, Tiger Woods is “a big American story…exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure” (The New York Times).

Empowerment

The Competitive Edge in Sports, Business & Life
Author: Gene N. Landrum
Publisher: Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781895997248
Category: Psychology
Page: 420
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Confronting Racism

The Problem and the Response
Author: Susan T. Fiske
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761903680
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.

The United States of the United Races

A Utopian History of Racial Mixing
Author: Greg Carter
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081477251X
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.

This Golfing Life


Author: Michael Bamberger
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555845975
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.

The Front Nine

Golf's 9 All-Time Greatest Shots
Author: Barry LeBrock
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623687187
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.

Men in Green


Author: Michael Bamberger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476743843
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).

Shakespeare Studies


Author: Leeds Barroll
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838637821
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.

Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul The 2nd Round

More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453280235
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.

A Swing for Life: Revised and Updated


Author: Nick Faldo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451676530
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 274
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Presents an updated instructional guide to mastering a swing that outlines the author's game philosophy while providing fully photographed coverage of everything from driving strategy and short-game techniques to bunker plays and putting.

A Swing for Life: Revised and Updated (with embedded videos)


Author: Nick Faldo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476706107
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 4058
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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.

Think Like Tiger

An Analysis of Tiger Woods' Mental Game
Author: John Andrisani
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399528606
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.

Are You Kidding Me?

The epic battle between Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods for the 2008 US Open
Author: John Feinstein,Rocco Mediate
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748123105
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
View: 6802
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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.

Tiger Woods

Drive to Greatness
Author: Mark Stewart
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780761319665
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.

Michelle Wie

The Making of a Champion
Author: Jennifer Mario
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429906975
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.

White Men Can't Hump As Good As Black Men

Sex & Race in America
Author: Todd Wooten
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781425959760
Category: Psychology
Page: 212
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White Men Can't Hump is a book of hope. The hope is that one day Black Men in America will no longer be viewed as unintelligent, unattractive, undesirable, uncivilized, and just plain old worthless. White Men Can't Hump will address why Black Men in America are perceived in such a negative way, and will also explore the origins of this negativity. White Men Can't Hump will also explore how this negativity has been spread for the last four centuries (a la stereotypes), and why this negativity has been spread (a la "Fear of the Black Penis"). Several of these so-called negative Stereotypes will be closely examined and shown in a new light. White Men Can't Hump will ask why two well known Stereotypes that have been historically assigned to Black Men, are only considered negative when applied to Black Men. Most men desire a large Penis and an elevated sexual prowess, but all across America (in offices, bars and locker rooms) the Black Penis and Black Prowess are routinely the Punch Line to jokes. White Men Can't Hump will ask why, and will also ask a question that will create a debate for the ages: "Who's better in bed, Black Men or White Men?" White Men Can't Hump will take you the reader on an educational and enlightening journey through America's past and present with the hope of changing America's future. So sit back and enjoy or cuss, agree or disagree, and most importantly think with an open mind. Because whether you like it or not, White Men Can't Hump tells the story of who all of us are, where we've come from, and where we're going. White Men Can't Hump is divided into two VOLUMES. VOLUME I focuses on how Sex has historically affected Race relations in America, and VOLUME IIfocuses on how Race has affected Sex relations in America. Don't be confused by the similar titles because both VOLUMES pack a different Sexual, Racial, Political, and Social punch. For more information feel free to visit: www.whitemencanthump.com Enjoy the ride my friend.

Golf And The Game Of Leadership


Author: Mchugh,Donald E
Publisher: Orient Paperbacks
ISBN: 9788122204735
Category:
Page: 240
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McHugh, a former executive with General Motors and Owens-Illinois, believes that golf is a perfect analogy for the corporate boardroom game. By transferring the strategies that work on the course to the office, chances are one will be able to stand out as a leader. The best golfers are passionate about the game and are willing to put in hours of practice. Similarly, according to the author, effective leaders are zealous in their convictions that their behavior will motivate and help others to succeed as well. The chapters - for each of 18-holes of a round of golf - feature leadership principles such as "Focus," "Courage," "Responsibility" and "Recognize Positive Results." Each chapter, offers numerous anecdotes about both golf and the business world. The book does not attempt to teach or train people to be leaders. The focus instead is to help you in your efforts to learn how to lead more effectively.