Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour

Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour Author Shane Ryan
ISBN-10 0553390686
ISBN-13 9780553390681
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Slaying the Tiger one of todays boldest young sportswriters spends a season inside the ropes alongside the rising stars who are transforming the game of golf For more than a decade golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure Eldrick Tiger Woods But as his star has fallen a new ambitious generation has stepped up to claim the crown Once the domain of veterans golf saw a youth revolution in 2014 In Slaying the Tiger Shane Ryan introduces us to the volatile colorful crop of heirs apparent who are storming the barricades of this traditionally old fashioned sport As the golf writer for Bill Simmonss Grantland Shane Ryan is the perfect herald for the sports new age In Slaying the Tiger he embeds himself for a season on the PGA Tour where he finds the game far removed from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear Instead he discovers a group of mercurial talents driven to greatness by their fear of failure and their relentless perfectionism From Augusta to Scotland with an irreverent and energetic voice Ryan documents every transcendent moment every press tent tirade and every controversy that made the 2014 Tour one of the most exciting and unpredictable in recent memory Here are indelibly drawn profiles of the games young guns Rory McIlroy the Northern Irish ace who stepped forward as the games next superstar Patrick Reed a brash boastful competitor with a warriors mentality Dustin Johnson the brilliant natural talent whose private habits sabotage his potential and Jason Day a resilient Aussie whose hardscrabble beginnings make him the Tours ultimate longshot Here also is the bumptious Bubba Watson a devout Christian known for his unsportsmanlike outbursts on the golf course Keegan Bradley a flinty New Englander who plays with a colossal chip on his shoulder twenty one year old Jordan Spieth a preternaturally mature Texan carrying the hopes of the golf establishment and Rickie Fowler the humble California kid striving to make his golf speak louder than his bright orange clothes Bound by their talent each one hungrier than the last these players will vie over the coming decade for the right to be called the next king of the game Golf may be slow to change but in 2014 the wheels were turning at a feverish pace Slaying the Tiger offers a dynamic snapshot of a rapidly evolving sport Praise for Slaying the TigerThis book is going to be controversial There is no question about it It is the most unvarnished view of the tourthe biggest tour in the worldthat Ive ever read And its not close Gary Williams Golf ChannelA must read for PGA Tour fans from the casual to the most dedicated This book is certain to be as important to this era as John Feinsteins A Good Walk Spoiled was two decades ago A well researched in depth look at the men who inhabit the highest levels of the game Examiner com A masterfully written account of an important time in golf history Adam Fonseca Golf Unfiltered Absolutely marvelous Ryans writing flows and his reporting turns pages for you Kyle Porter CBS Sports A riveting read Library Journal Ryans fresh look is just what we golfer readers want Curt Sampson New York Times bestselling author of Hogan Ryan does a fantastic job painting a thoughtful and accurate portrait of the new crop of heirs apparent Stephanie Wei Wei Under ParFrom the Hardcover edition

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