New Tiger Woods Book worth the read?

tacrispytacrispy Members Posts: 171 ✭✭
I read the big miss by Haney and feel like I know a good bit about Tiger through other articles and podcasts, etc. Is it still worth the read? Any other good recs?
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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,556 ✭✭
    +1
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  • RobertBaronRobertBaron Members Posts: 813 ✭✭
    I enjoyed it. Seemed like a pretty fair take.



    I also enjoyed Tiger’s Masters book which kinda served as an autobiography of his early life.
  • playar32playar32 Members Posts: 292 ✭✭
    I've read it. The authors do a preface where they state that a lot of people they wanted to talk to had contracts that disallowed them from talking. However, they still found people to talk to.



    I've seen and read a lot about Tiger, and a lot of the early stuff is new, but some of the later stuff feels like it was literally taken from other books (a lot from The Big Miss). The "best" part was the stuff about Earl Woods and what went on behind the scenes as Tiger played golf. I was pretty young and influcenable when Tiger first came out, so a lot stuff I heard Earl say about Tiger and thought it made sense. But after reading the book, I found it to be crazy the stuff Earl said, but also crazier than the media didn't report some things he said.
  • mike85641mike85641 Members Posts: 22
    Even knowing a lot of the “story” it was still a very interesting and fast read. I’d definitely recommend it!
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,150 ClubWRX
    There is a new book since the one we talked about over and over a year ago?

    And I’m serious about that. Haven’t heard.
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,873 ✭✭
    I assume you’re talking about the one by Keteyan and Benedict? I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a lot of eye opening stuff in there. I can’t imagine going through life being Tiger Woods.
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  • tacrispytacrispy Members Posts: 171 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    There is a new book since the one we talked about over and over a year ago?



    And I’m serious about that. Haven’t heard.




    No its probably a year old now. The one with tigers face on cover
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,150 ClubWRX
    tacrispy wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    There is a new book since the one we talked about over and over a year ago?



    And I’m serious about that. Haven’t heard.




    No its probably a year old now. The one with tigers face on cover




    Red one? It’s not bad. The other one is an example of regurgitated rumor and hit piece combined, lol. Totally forgot about it. But some enjoyed it I’m sure.
  • Big Cat 3Big Cat 3 Members Posts: 695 ✭✭
    Haney’s book is much better than his radio show .. he needs some work on that
  • DLBTide7DLBTide7 Birmingham, ALMembers Posts: 120 ✭✭
    I definitely recommend the book. A very deep dive into Tiger, what made him the champion that he is as well as a lot of detail around the scandals.



    You will run a gauntlet of emotions toward Tiger whilr reading....
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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? ClubWRX Posts: 7,556 ✭✭
    DLBTide7 wrote:
    I definitely recommend the book. A very deep dive into Tiger, what made him the champion that he is as well as a lot of detail around the scandals.



    You will run a gauntlet of emotions toward Tiger whilr reading....




    Do you recommend it over the big miss?
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  • shoot4parshoot4par Life's A Course 412ClubWRX Posts: 155 ClubWRX
    No I wouldn't. It was more aggressive and really didn't spend enough time highlighting the golfing accomplishments. Kind of soap opera-Y. Just my .02. It does give some good insight into his early life and the dynamics of his family but it doesn't paint him in a positive manner in my opinion. It's kind of a muckraker's biography. Less on the positive aspects of his life and more on the shock media stuff you'd find in the grocery stores.
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  • wingedfoot97wingedfoot97 Members Posts: 868 ✭✭
    edited Feb 14, 2019 2:36pm #14
    Longtime Tiger fan here - I would reccomend the book. It dives down deep to talk about all aspects of his life. It also reveals flaws that we also have in some form or another. It talks about just where/when/why he got his cutthroat ways of winning that has taken him far.



    The book also explains why he is the way he is with people. I wish there had been more people from his current inner circle talk but I get why they didnt. Most people willing to talk had bad endings with him so there is a negative slant to their perspective.



    I would reccomend the book.
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  • bigmoneypbigmoneyp MichiganMembers Posts: 3,321 ✭✭
    I didn't read this new book but I thought the big miss was terrible. While there was some interesting information in it, I found the writing style boring and I had trouble even getting through a lot of it.
  • OBbogey5OBbogey5 Falconer Members Posts: 1,001 ✭✭
    The Big Miss is fantastic and this “new” book is equally fanscinating. No, I don’t seek the elicit details of his affairs, but the book is more than just that. Any golf fan that has an opinion on Tiger should read them both.
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 5,028 ✭✭
    I'd say definitely read it. I took it on holiday with me last year and I was engrossed in it. It made for perfect reading as I was sat by the pool in the Mauritian sunshine with a beer image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    I assume you’re talking about the one by Keteyan and Benedict? I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a lot of eye opening stuff in there. I can’t imagine going through life being Tiger Woods.




    I’m about 1/2 through. They definitely s*** on Earl for a while and they don’t hold any punches regarding Tiger either.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,499 ✭✭
    Fascinating book. I knew a little about Earl Woods, but I didn't realize how Earl made Tiger mentally strong and encouraged a lot of his bad tendencies all at once.



    The book writes off Tiger and says he's basically done, which at the time the book was written sure looked like the case. The authors didn't see last year coming.
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  • OBbogey5OBbogey5 Falconer Members Posts: 1,001 ✭✭
    Holy Moses wrote:


    ...

    The book writes off Tiger and says he's basically done, which at the time the book was written sure looked like the case. The authors didn't see last year coming.




    Great point here!



    As time passes, and the immediate emotionally heavy grossness that swamped Tiger’s public image in 2009-10 washes away, we could be looking at this guy as the most resilient athlete ever. The book wrote him off.
  • PinHunterPinHunter Members Posts: 780 ✭✭
    Great book...I’ve read most of the TW stuff out there and found a few stories I Hadn’t heard/read before. Also very, very informative and in depth about his early days and US Am wins. Great read.
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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,161 ✭✭
    DLBTide7 wrote:


    I definitely recommend the book. A very deep dive into Tiger, what made him the champion that he is as well as a lot of detail around the scandals.



    You will run a gauntlet of emotions toward Tiger whilr reading....




    I would rather read the ex wife's long awaited tell all saga ! Lol's


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  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers Posts: 2,335 ✭✭
    Yes, read it. Very deep dive into his background and the parts that the media would rather not discuss. I took it all with a grain of salt.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,499 ✭✭
    OBbogey5 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:


    ...

    The book writes off Tiger and says he's basically done, which at the time the book was written sure looked like the case. The authors didn't see last year coming.




    Great point here!



    As time passes, and the immediate emotionally heavy grossness that swamped Tiger’s public image in 2009-10 washes away, we could be looking at this guy as the most resilient athlete ever. The book wrote him off.




    “At that moment, it would have been unthinkable - preposterous - to predict that the US Open at Torrey Pines would be the final major championship in the career of Tiger Woods.”
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  • OBbogey5OBbogey5 Falconer Members Posts: 1,001 ✭✭
    Holy Moses wrote:

    OBbogey5 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:


    ...

    The book writes off Tiger and says he's basically done, which at the time the book was written sure looked like the case. The authors didn't see last year coming.




    Great point here!



    As time passes, and the immediate emotionally heavy grossness that swamped Tiger’s public image in 2009-10 washes away, we could be looking at this guy as the most resilient athlete ever. The book wrote him off.




    “At that moment, it would have been unthinkable - preposterous - to predict that the US Open at Torrey Pines would be the final major championship in the career of Tiger Woods.”




    I think he can win another. If he gets in contention enough times, someone’s bound to choke (unlike F. Molinari). I don’t think he’ll ever admit he’s playing for Jack’s record though...delicate ego.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,927 ✭✭
    Tigerrrr!



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  • gators78gators78 ClubWRX Posts: 3,942 ClubWRX
    I thought it was a phenomenal book, extremely well written.



    Regarding the 'muckraking' I think they take a very objective view of the life events in Tiger's life, as much as they could considering Tiger will never do a book he isn't able to scrub before publishing.



    The Mark O'Meara Hall of Fame induction absence was the biggest eye opener to me, just wild how cold blooded Tiger is.
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  • B_of_HB_of_H Members Posts: 263 ✭✭
    edited Mar 4, 2019 4:45pm #28
    I enjoyed it but I wondered if it was a bit sensational at times. I did find the concept or theory that tiger has reactive attachment disorder and that it has direct ties to **** addiction one of the more interesting parts of the book. Overall I would recommend it to anyone, even non-golfers.



    btw, reactive attachment disorder is what Matt Damon's character in Good Will Hunting is supposed to have. just food for thought. (loyalty and lack of emotional intimacy a major concept in that movie)
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  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,956 ✭✭
    gators78 wrote:


    I thought it was a phenomenal book, extremely well written.



    Regarding the 'muckraking' I think they take a very objective view of the life events in Tiger's life, as much as they could considering Tiger will never do a book he isn't able to scrub before publishing.



    The Mark O'Meara Hall of Fame induction absence was the biggest eye opener to me, just wild how cold blooded Tiger is.


    I’m not sure if that move was cold blooded or if Tiger was just whacked out on pills and totally messed up. I think Tiger genuinely loves Mark and probably wishes he could go back and get his things in order so he could have been there.
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  • gators78gators78 ClubWRX Posts: 3,942 ClubWRX

    gators78 wrote:


    I thought it was a phenomenal book, extremely well written.



    Regarding the 'muckraking' I think they take a very objective view of the life events in Tiger's life, as much as they could considering Tiger will never do a book he isn't able to scrub before publishing.



    The Mark O'Meara Hall of Fame induction absence was the biggest eye opener to me, just wild how cold blooded Tiger is.


    I'm not sure if that move was cold blooded or if Tiger was just whacked out on pills and totally messed up. I think Tiger genuinely loves Mark and probably wishes he could go back and get his things in order so he could have been there.




    It was the Monday of the Open Championship at St. Andrews, so he was there and chose not to go, the book didn't explicitly say it but it seems like they don't talk anymore. Mark also excluded any mention of Tiger in his speech, when it's very public that Tiger was a big motivation for him in 1998.



    I would also disagree, the book makes it very clear that remorse is not something Tiger expresses often...if ever.
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  • RangeballzRangeballz Members Posts: 1,764 ✭✭
    Sorry to be dense, but exactly what book are we talking about?
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