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 Simmons' Grantland, Shane Ryan is the perfect herald for the sport's 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.
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"[R]ecommended for anyone who wants to get real insights on the players and the sport." (Publishers Weekly)
If you watch the Golf Channel on occasion and read GolfWeek from time to time, you probably won't learn much new information or insight. The author seems poorly connected to tbe golf community. The narrator has no golf background either, given his mispronunciations.
Actually read than got for long trip with grandson and found that I was more engrossed than he on my 2nd time around.
Learning the background of Jason Day.
Jordan Speith's loss at The Masters.
This book perfect for periodic short reads as each chapter a story in itself.
Use your brain!!!
Good stories. If you follow the PGA in detail, much of it will be known already. Some names are butchered and it baffles me how many nonfiction books do so.
Narrator mispronounced a good portion of the names of courses and players, but had a nice pace. Clearly a professional, but not a golfer.
Too often we get the same prepared comments from not just golf celebrities but all athletes. This book is an exception and I found myself pleasantly surprised by the bold and refreshing, actually spoken thoughts from the writer.
I just doubt he will get a private interview with very many golfers after this as he cuts through the flesh and meat right into the heart of some of our favourite golf celebrities.
Excellent read / listen.
Candid and frank
Learn how to pronounce the names of players, courses , and towns. It was very amateurish!
Worth reading. The author has obvious issues with Florida and southern cities that lack strict zoning laws. The narrator mispronounced half of the golfers names, but the book is still good for golf geeks.
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