Slaying the Tiger

  • by Shane Ryan
  • Narrated by Sean Pratt
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"[R]ecommended for anyone who wants to get real insights on the players and the sport." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The content is good but the reader isnt

Would you consider the audio edition of Slaying the Tiger to be better than the print version?

How can you have someone read a book about golf who cannot pronounce Rory's name. For hours I cringed as he called him Roy! He also can't pronounce Medina correctly. Never grating.


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- Deborah C Wuest

Narration needs editing

Hard to listen to the narrator as he butchers the pronunciation of many names and courses.
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- Drive for Show

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio