Drive: The Lasting Legacy of Tiger Woods (Hardcover)

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Bob Harig's latest deep-dive into Tiger Woods' thrilling career, as seen through his iconic 2019 Masters comeback and win.

In April of 1997, the world of golf was forever changed. At the age of 21, a young Tiger Woods won the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, the Masters, by a record of 12 strokes. Woods became the youngest golfer ever to win the Masters and the first African or Asian-American player to win a major. History had been made - and would continue to be made over the next 15 years.

Woods transformed the game, turning golf geeks into keen observers, casual golf fans into ardent followers and even indifferent sports fans into curiosity mavens. He will undoubtedly be known for the raw numbers: 82 PGA Tour titles, 15 major championships, and according to Forbes, a billionaire who amassed more than $110-million in official PGA Tour earnings. Woods has proven to be a complicated figure through his decades in the spotlight. Plagued by marital scandal, a DUI arrest, and severe back injuries that resulted in what even he believed would be a career-ending spinal fusion surgery in 2017, Woods’ career finally seemed to be coming to an end. That all changed through 2018 and into 2019 as Woods returned slowly from the surgery. In 2019, on the same course where he won for the first time in 1997, Tiger Woods made history once again, winning the Masters one final time. The 2019 Masters brought together all the qualities that ultimately make up someone who has been an enduring figure for 30 years.

In this captivating and emotional portrait of one of the most famous figures in sports, Bob Harig brings readers the true story of the grit and perseverance of Tiger Woods in the final years of his career. Drive will show that Woods’ true legacy is one of resolve and redemption.

About the Author golf writer BOB HARIG, a longtime writer for ESPN and the Tampa Bay Times, has covered Tiger and Phil since the very beginning of each of their careers and has had dozens of one-on-one interviews with each of them. He holds degrees in journalism and history from Indiana University and is an active member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA). He lives in Florida.

Praise For…

“Whether Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all time is – narrowly – arguable. That no one has ever been a player of great impact, is not. From the very beginning, Bob Harig has been there to honestly document the ups and downs of the most consequential career in the game’s history. It’s all here in these pages and it is breathtaking.’’ – Jimmy Roberts, commentator NBC/Golf Channel; author of No One Wins Alone with Mark Messier.

“This is, without question, the best golf book I have ever read. Bob Harig uses Drive: The Lasting Legacy of Tiger Woods to capture golf’s most mysterious icon in ways I never considered possible. Bravo.’’ – Jeff Pearlman, author of nine best-selling sports books including The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250288752
ISBN-10: 1250288754
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English

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