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

Shane Ryan


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Slaying the Tiger, one of today’s boldest younger sportswriters spends a season contained in the ropes along the emerging stars who're remodeling the sport of golf.

For greater than a decade, golfing was once ruled by way of one galvanizing determine: Eldrick “Tiger” Woods. yet as his famous person has fallen, a brand new, formidable new release has stepped as much as declare the crown. as soon as the area of veterans, golfing observed a early life revolution in 2014. In Slaying the Tiger, Shane Ryan introduces us to the risky, colourful crop of heirs obvious who're storming the barricades of this normally out of date sport.

because the golfing author for invoice Simmons’s Grantland, Shane Ryan is the proper bring in for the sport’s new age. In Slaying the Tiger, he embeds himself for a season at the PGA journey, the place he reveals the sport some distance faraway from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear. as a substitute, he discovers a gaggle of mercurial abilities pushed to greatness by means of their worry of failure and their relentless perfectionism. From Augusta to Scotland, with an irreverent and vigorous voice, Ryan records each transcendent second, each press tent tirade, and each controversy that made the 2014 travel some of the most interesting and unpredictable in contemporary memory.

listed below are indelibly drawn profiles of the game’s younger weapons: Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish ace who advanced because the game’s subsequent big name; Patrick Reed, a brash, conceited competitor with a warrior’s mentality; Dustin Johnson, the intense ordinary expertise whose deepest conduct sabotage his power; and Jason Day, a resilient Aussie whose hardscrabble beginnings make him the Tour’s final longshot. the following is also the bumptious Bubba Watson, a religious Christian identified for his unsportsmanlike outbursts at the golfing direction; Keegan Bradley, a flinty New Englander who performs with a sizeable chip on his shoulder; twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth, a preternaturally mature Texan wearing the hopes of the golfing institution; and Rickie Fowler, the standard California child striving to make his golfing communicate louder than his shiny orange clothes.

certain by way of their expertise, every one hungrier than the final, those gamers will vie over the arrival decade for definitely the right to be known as the subsequent king of the sport. golfing could be gradual to alter, yet in 2014, the wheels have been turning at a feverish speed. Slaying the Tiger offers a dynamic picture of a speedily evolving sport.

Praise for Slaying the Tiger

“This publication goes to be debatable. there's no query approximately it. . . . it's the so much unvarnished view of the tour—the greatest travel within the world—that I’ve ever learn. And it’s no longer close.”—Gary Williams, golfing Channel

“A must-read for PGA journey fanatics from the informal to the main committed . . . This ebook is sure to be as vital to this period as [John] Feinstein’s [A strong stroll Spoiled] was once twenty years in the past. . . . A well-researched, in-depth examine the boys who inhabit the top degrees of the game.”—Examiner.com

“A masterfully written account of a big time in golfing history.”—Adam Fonseca, golfing Unfiltered

“Absolutely remarkable . . . Ryan’s writing flows and his reporting turns pages for you.”—Kyle Porter, CBS Sports

“A riveting read.”—Library Journal

“Ryan’s clean glance is simply what we golfer/readers want.”—Curt Sampson, New York Times bestselling writer of Hogan

“Ryan does a stupendous activity portray a considerate and exact portrait of the hot crop of heirs apparent.”—Stephanie Wei, Wei less than Par

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