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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2015 Shane Ryan (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"[R]ecommended for anyone who wants to get real insights on the players and the sport." ( Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Scott R. on 04-24-18

Interesting

This book is interesting, it shows how the professional golf is not as innocent as one may think. Enjoyed listening to it but I couldn’t help but think on the Pros side on how annoying reporters can be . But overall it was a very entertaining book.
If you are interested in the touring pros personal life then this is the book to listen to!!!

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2 out of 5 stars
By James Trainor on 04-19-18

Reader knows no golf

Great and well-investigated book, but the reading was poor. Reader says "Roy" McIlroy throughout. Cmon.

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