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Tiger: The Real Story Hardcover – May 4, 2010
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“A fascinating read, reminiscent of driving by a car accident; you don’t want to look but you do it anyway…The author did an amazing job keeping the facts just that.”
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Consequently, there is nothing about Tiger Woods in this book that I already didn't know. I learned a little about his mother and father, but to me it was irrelevant.
If you are not a golfer, this book may give you a little insight into Tiger's past. Anything you may want to know since last Thanksgiving, you can get more than enough from news reports on the internet, People mag, US mag, etc.
Also, way too much ink is wasted on the transcript of Tiger's public apology.
I plan on buying Unplayable: An Inside Account of Tiger's Most Tumultuous Season by Robert Lusetich and hope I will get more insight as to what made/makes Tiger tick. The reviews look promising.
This book follows the clues that tell us some of what makes Tiger Woods who he is, starting with the breadcrumbs that were dropped long before his birth. While a bemused public looked on as a toddler putted against Bob Hope, not one of them could have predicted that that same child would grow to be not only the world's greatest golfer, but also a hero and role model with such a carefully constructed persona that even his handlers would forget that a real person lay behind the smoke and mirrors. Tiger Woods was not a god, but an unforgiving public would punish him for not acting like one.
While he is responsible for his mistakes, one can't help but wonder who Tiger would have been had he been allowed to be Tiger Woods rather than a meticulously crafted ideal.
To do what he did and does, to your wife and kids and then have legal liars to get you out of everything is just pathetic.
You don't see Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer or Lee Travino, Johnny Miller or Gary Player on the front pages tearing golf down and making it in the same league as basketball or football thugs.
"Eldric" gets away with it, because he brings so much money to the game and ratings, that everyone is scared to say anything because they'll get on Tigers "banned list".
People don't know it I guess, but if Tiger never plays again, the game will be just fine and continue to be great as it has for hundreds of years before him. The media and reporters and players sacrifice the character of this game by keeping their mouths shut, and looking the other way in return for CASH, and many of us don't like it. No one could get away with what tiger brings to the game in terms of lack of class and breeding and anyone that tried would be shut out of the game just like that low-life John Daly.
In closing, I know a lot of today's low class bums will not like my review, because they're all brainwashed into loving "big names" and stars, and not the game or the kind of character it stands for, but to some of us we still look up to at least one thing or one game or person on the planet that is a good roll model, and has class and shows some etiquette and reverence or respect for something great. The game has lost that with Eldrick at it's helm, and won't ever be the same is my guess.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tiger was a special athlete. Wanted an insight to his rearing. Enjoyed the book.Published 16 months ago by Bob H.
I have now read over five books about Tiger. Love him or hate him, he is/was the greatest Golf talent during his prime. Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by nomdeplume
Probably written by tigers handlers to TRY to rebuild his image. Not worth buying or reading in my opinion. Poor poor Tiger Woods! Ridiculous!Published on March 19, 2014 by Judy
This is a good book about Tiger but not what I was really looking for.
His journey is awe inspiring and makes for a good read although I wanted to know more about his... Read more
He loves it as we are both "huge" Tiger fans and I plan to read it after he's finished. Love this guyPublished on March 15, 2013 by Janki