Chasing Tiger: The Tiger Woods Reader [NOOK Book]

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From his appearance on the Mike Douglas Show at age three (he putted for Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart) to his winning the U.S Junior Amateur title at fifteen (he was the youngest champion ever) to his recent victories in four Grand Slam events in a row (though not in the same year), Tiger Woods has pursued with single-minded determination his dream of becoming the greatest golfer in history. But who is the real Tiger Woods? From his Nike commercials to his conflicting statements on race, Tiger has stirred up plenty...
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Chasing Tiger: The Tiger Woods Reader

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Overview

From his appearance on the Mike Douglas Show at age three (he putted for Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart) to his winning the U.S Junior Amateur title at fifteen (he was the youngest champion ever) to his recent victories in four Grand Slam events in a row (though not in the same year), Tiger Woods has pursued with single-minded determination his dream of becoming the greatest golfer in history. But who is the real Tiger Woods? From his Nike commercials to his conflicting statements on race, Tiger has stirred up plenty of controversy off the golf course. And now in Chasing Tiger—an up-to-date collection of profiles, commentary, and reporting on Tiger's career by both U.S. and British writers from the late 1980s to now –we chart the trajectory of "the chosen one" from young prodigy to the most popular athlete in the world. With stellar profiles by esteemed sports writers such as Gary Smith and Charles Pierce, reportage by Pulitzer Prize–winning sportswriters Tom Boswell and the late Jim Murray, and pithy commentary by Ellen Goodman, Maureen Dowd, and Frank Deford, Chasing Tiger is a multi-dimensional portrait of the making of a legend.
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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
Twenty-one previously published articles comprise Chasing Tiger. Read all at once they are repetitious. How many times do you want to hear about Tiger's ethnic background, his early talent, his dad's driving mania for his son's success, his impressive statistics on the course? If the answer is 21, then this is the book for you. The articles are from such diverse sources as The New York Times, Stanford Alumni magazine, GQ, National Review, The Washington Post, Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated, The Boston Globe, and the Times of London. Each writer seems to be trying to find something new to say about the young golf phenomenon. One author quotes some off-color jokes Woods told during a photo shoot in a studio. Another suggests that Woods used bad language when frustrated with his game during tense matches. Overall the book is enlightening, easy to read, but repetitious. It would be wonderful for a Tiger fan, of which there are many. Category: Biography & Personal Narrative. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Perseus, Da Capo, 213p., , Grafton, MA
Library Journal
Somewhere in the world, there must be people who haven't heard about Tiger Woods, but the odds are slight. Editor Stout (Red Sox Century) notes that over 1400 stories were written about Tiger Woods before he won the Masters, his seventh major title. While Stout could have simply given us a flattering portrait, he has attempted to present the good (poise in competition), the questionable (snubbing a presidential invitation), and the not so good (tasteless jokes). Of course, even Woods's not so good really isn't all that bad. As one might expect, the anthology is heavily in debt to sportswriters (such as Charles Pierce, Gary Smith, and Frank DeFord). But Stout has gone out of his way to include commentary from Ellen Goodman and Maureen Dowd, writers not usually associated with the world of sport. Since Woods's career could easily go on for another 20, 30, 40, or more years, this might seem like a somewhat premature purchase. Given Woods's popularity, however, it is reasonable to assume that he will be a steady research topic for school students and a subject of leisure reading for their golfer parents. Recommended for general collections. Steven Silkunas, North Wales, PA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786752355
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 246 KB

Meet the Author

Glenn Stout
Glenn Stout is co-author of Red Sox Century and has served as series editor of the Best American Sports Writing annuals since their inception. He lives in Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Fore! Nicklaus Beware of Teen-Ager New York Times, August 1, 1991 9
A Zone of His Own New York Times Magazine, February 5, 1995 15
Challenging the Categories Boston Globe, April 13, 1995 29
Five Above Par Stanford Alumni magazine, June 1995 33
A Dishonest Ad Campaign Washington Post, September 17, 1996 45
The Chosen One Sports Illustrated, December 23, 1996 51
So Young to Have the Master's Touch Sporting News, April 21, 1997 83
Tiger Woods Goes for the Green New York Times, April 22, 1997 89
The Man, Amen GQ, April 1997 93
The Lost Generation Newsweek, June 2, 1997 119
Wait! It's Not Supposed to End This Way, Is It? Los Angeles Times, March 2, 1998 125
Falling for Tiger Woods Salon, October 1, 1998 131
A Club of One Washington Post, June 18, 2000 137
With the Course He's On, Things Can Only Get Better Washington Post, June 19, 2000 143
Tiger's Triumph Washington Post, June 20, 2000 149
A Genius Comfortable with His Gifts Times of London, July 7, 2000 155
The Greatest Independent, August 22, 2000 163
Broken Record Golf Digest, September 2000 171
One Writer's Tiger Woods Problem New York Times, April 22, 2001 181
Tiger Time National Review, April 30, 2001 185
Now, Being Great Isn't Good Enough Washington Post, August 28, 2001 197
Tiger Woods Timeline 201
List of Contributors 207
Credits 211
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