By 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 through one galvanizing determine: Eldrick “Tiger” Woods. yet as his famous person has fallen, a brand new, formidable iteration has stepped as much as declare the crown. as soon as the area of veterans, golfing observed a formative years revolution in 2014. In Slaying the Tiger, Shane Ryan introduces us to the unstable, colourful crop of heirs obvious who're storming the barricades of this usually outdated sport.
because the golfing author for invoice Simmons’s Grantland, Shane Ryan is the ideal bring in for the sport’s new age. In Slaying the Tiger, he embeds himself for a season at the PGA travel, the place he unearths the sport some distance faraway from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear. as an alternative, he discovers a gaggle of mercurial skills pushed to greatness via their worry of failure and their relentless perfectionism. From Augusta to Scotland, with an irreverent and full of life voice, Ryan records each transcendent second, each press tent tirade, and each controversy that made the 2014 journey probably the most intriguing and unpredictable in contemporary memory.
listed here are indelibly drawn profiles of the game’s younger weapons: Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish ace who advanced because the game’s subsequent famous person; Patrick Reed, a brash, smug competitor with a warrior’s mentality; Dustin Johnson, the intense average expertise whose deepest behavior 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 recognized for his unsportsmanlike outbursts at the golfing path; Keegan Bradley, a flinty New Englander who performs with a significant chip on his shoulder; twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth, a preternaturally mature Texan sporting the hopes of the golfing institution; and Rickie Fowler, the common-or-garden California child striving to make his golfing converse 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 the correct to be referred to as the following king of the sport. golfing can be sluggish to alter, yet in 2014, the wheels have been turning at a feverish speed. Slaying the Tiger offers a dynamic photograph of a quickly evolving sport.
Praise for Slaying the Tiger
“This publication goes to be debatable. there isn't any 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 e-book is sure to be as very important to this period as [John] Feinstein’s [A strong stroll Spoiled] used to be 20 years in the past. . . . A well-researched, in-depth examine the lads who inhabit the top degrees of the game.”—Examiner.com
“A masterfully written account of an incredible time in golfing history.”—Adam Fonseca, golfing Unfiltered
“Absolutely incredible . . . 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 an attractive task portray a considerate and actual portrait of the recent crop of heirs apparent.”—Stephanie Wei, Wei below Par
From the Hardcover edition.