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New Tiger Woods Book worth the read?


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#1 tacrispy

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:52 PM

I read the big miss by Haney and feel like I know a good bit about Tiger through other  articles and podcasts, etc. Is it still worth the read? Any other good recs?

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:58 PM

I enjoyed it. Seemed like a pretty fair take.

I also enjoyed Tigerís Masters book which kinda served as an autobiography of his early life.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:42 PM

I've read it.  The authors do a preface where they state that a lot of people they wanted to talk to had contracts that disallowed them from talking.  However, they still found people to talk to.

I've seen and read a lot about Tiger, and a lot of the early stuff is new, but some of the later stuff feels like it was literally taken from other books (a lot from The Big Miss).  The "best" part was the stuff about Earl Woods and what went on behind the scenes as Tiger played golf.  I was pretty young and influcenable when Tiger first came out, so a lot stuff I heard Earl say about Tiger and thought it made sense.  But after reading the book, I found it to be crazy the stuff Earl said, but also crazier than the media didn't report some things he said.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:24 PM

Even knowing a lot of the “story” it was still a very interesting and fast read. I’d definitely recommend it!

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:12 PM

There is a new book since the one we talked about over and over a year ago?

And Iím serious about that. Havenít heard.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:25 PM

I assume youíre talking about the one by Keteyan and Benedict? I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a lot of eye opening stuff in there. I canít imagine going through life being Tiger Woods.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:58 PM

 Hawkeye77, on 10 February 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

There is a new book since the one we talked about over and over a year ago?

And Iím serious about that. Havenít heard.

No its probably a year old now. The one with tigers face on cover
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:25 PM

 tacrispy, on 10 February 2019 - 08:58 PM, said:

 Hawkeye77, on 10 February 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

There is a new book since the one we talked about over and over a year ago?

And Iím serious about that. Havenít heard.

No its probably a year old now. The one with tigers face on cover

Red one? Itís not bad. The other one is an example of regurgitated rumor and hit piece combined, lol. Totally forgot about it. But some enjoyed it Iím sure.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:01 PM

Haney’s book is much better than his radio show .. he needs some work on that


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:46 AM

I definitely recommend the book. A very deep dive into Tiger, what made him the champion that he is as well as a lot of detail around the scandals.

You will run a  gauntlet of emotions toward Tiger whilr reading....
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:08 PM

 DLBTide7, on 14 February 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

I definitely recommend the book. A very deep dive into Tiger, what made him the champion that he is as well as a lot of detail around the scandals.

You will run a  gauntlet of emotions toward Tiger whilr reading....

Do you recommend it over the big miss?
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

No I wouldn't. It was more aggressive and really didn't spend enough time highlighting the golfing accomplishments. Kind of soap opera-Y. Just my .02. It does give some good insight into his early life and the dynamics of his family but it doesn't paint him in a positive manner in my opinion. It's kind of a muckraker's biography. Less on the positive aspects of his life and more on the shock media stuff you'd find in the grocery stores.
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:35 PM

Longtime Tiger fan here - I would reccomend the book. It dives down deep to talk about all aspects of his life. It also reveals flaws that we also have in some form or another. It talks about just where/when/why he got his cutthroat ways of winning that has taken him far.

The book also explains why he is the way he is with people. I wish there had been more people from his current inner circle talk but I get why they didnt. Most people willing to talk had bad endings with him so there is a negative slant to their perspective.

I would reccomend the book.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:40 PM

I didn't read this new book but I thought the big miss was terrible.  While there was some interesting information in it, I found the writing style boring and I had trouble even getting through a lot of it.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:46 PM

The Big Miss is fantastic and this ďnewĒ book is equally fanscinating. No, I donít seek the elicit details of his affairs, but the book is more than just that. Any golf fan that has an opinion on Tiger should read them both.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:51 PM

I'd say definitely read it. I took it on holiday with me last year and I was engrossed in it. It made for perfect reading as I was sat by the pool in the Mauritian sunshine with a beer :)
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Posted Yesterday, 05:56 PM

 WidespreadPanic, on 10 February 2019 - 08:25 PM, said:

I assume you’re talking about the one by Keteyan and Benedict? I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a lot of eye opening stuff in there. I can’t imagine going through life being Tiger Woods.

I’m about 1/2 through.  They definitely s*** on Earl for a while and they don’t hold any punches regarding Tiger either.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:04 PM

Fascinating book. I knew a little about Earl Woods, but I didn't realize how Earl made Tiger mentally strong and encouraged a lot of his bad tendencies all at once.

The book writes off Tiger and says he's basically done, which at the time the book was written sure looked like the case. The authors didn't see last year coming.
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Posted Today, 12:19 PM

 Holy Moses, on 16 February 2019 - 06:04 PM, said:

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The book writes off Tiger and says he's basically done, which at the time the book was written sure looked like the case. The authors didn't see last year coming.

Great point here!

As time passes, and the immediate emotionally heavy grossness that swamped Tigerís public image in 2009-10 washes away, we could be looking at this guy as the most resilient athlete ever. The book wrote him off.


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