Tiger Woods: A Biography

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Tiger Woods: A Biography, Second Edition updates the 2005 edition to examine the life and career of this phenomenal athlete through the 2009 PGA Championship. The book provides information about Woods's parents and his upbringing, early life, and outstanding accomplishments as a professional golfer. It also covers Tiger's philanthropic activities including the Tiger Woods Foundation, a global organization that provides innovative educational opportunities to youth, the Tiger Woods Learning Center, and the Earl ...

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Overview

Tiger Woods: A Biography, Second Edition updates the 2005 edition to examine the life and career of this phenomenal athlete through the 2009 PGA Championship. The book provides information about Woods's parents and his upbringing, early life, and outstanding accomplishments as a professional golfer. It also covers Tiger's philanthropic activities including the Tiger Woods Foundation, a global organization that provides innovative educational opportunities to youth, the Tiger Woods Learning Center, and the Earl Woods Scholarship Program established to honor the spirit and vision of Tiger's father.

Recognizing that the opportunities Woods has had were hard won by early African American golfers—who were denied the right to play on the PGA Tour until 1961—the book also includes a chapter on these pioneers. The volume is rounded out with a brief history of broadcasting and sports, as well as a look at the relationship between athletes and sponsors.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Mandatory for all Tiger Woods fans, this impressively detailed, 232-page biography also offers a brief overview of broadcasting and sports, and the relationship between professional athletes and their financial sponsors, making it an ideal and very highly recommended addition for school and community library American Biography collections."

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Midwest Book Review

"For high school students, Londino (broadcasting, Montclair State U.) presents a biography of golfer Tiger Woods that traces his life and career through the 2009 PGA championship (for this edition). It documents the roles and lives of his parents, his upbringing and early life, accomplishments, and philanthropic activities including the Tiger Woods

Foundation, along with the contributions of early African American golfers who paved the way, the history of broadcasting and sports, and the relationship between Woods and sponsors. His recent marital problems are covered in the epilogue."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313380501
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/20/2010
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 209
  • Sales rank: 1,037,447
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix

Introduction xi

Concise History xvii

Timeline: Events in the Life of Tiger Woods xxiii

Chapter 1 Early Life 1

Chapter 2 Parents 13

Chapter 3 Early Competition 33

Chapter 4 Pioneers 49

Chapter 5 The Record 69

Chapter 6 Impact 129

Epilogue 175

Bibliography 189

Index 203

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2010

    Irrelevant now

    Just as the case with all other TW books, etc., prior to 2010, the content of this is irrelevant. At best, propaganized prologue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is an instant classic. I laughed, I cried, felt lke I was the best play in golf. Tiger if you read this, please e-mail me back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2006

    No Sensationalism perfect for school libraries

    If you are tired of biographies that could be sound bites on Entertaiainment Tonight and want to learn the unvarnished facts of a life, then this is the book you need. School libraries where students from sixth grade onward need to appreciate how hard work, good attitudes and personal strength lead to success need to order this book. I am even using it in a child development class for undergraduates to illustrate key developmental principles.

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