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Golf Books #272 (Unprecedented)

Apr 18th
2017
To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course.
In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn’t until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament’s history, making it an iconic moment for him and sports.
Now, 20 years later, Woods is ready to explore his history with the game, how it has changed over the years, and what it was like winning such an important event. With never-before-heard stories, this book will provide keen insight from one of the game’s all-time greats.
Publication date: March 23, 2017 (source)

About the Author

Tiger Woods, now 40 years old, has had an unprecedented career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won 105 tournaments, 79 of those on the PGA TOUR, including the 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2005 Masters Tournaments, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007 PGA Championships, 2000, 2002, and 2008 U.S. Open Championships, and 2000, 2005, and 2006 British Open Championships. With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time. In winning the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews, Woods became the youngest to complete the career Grand Slam of professional major championships and only the fifth ever to do so. Tiger also was the youngest Masters champion ever, at the age of 21 years, three months and 14 days, and was the first African-American or individual of Asian heritage to win a major championship.

PGA TOUR – How Good Is That – Tiger’s Reaction

Jan 25th
2017

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See Tiger Woods’ reaction as he watches for the first time the PGA TOUR’s new “How Good Is That” TV commercial. #TheseGuysAreGood

Golf Books #263 (The 1997 Masters: My Story)

Jan 24th
2017

618kpljculIn 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn’t until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament’s history, making it an iconic moment for him and sports.

Now, 20 years later, Woods is ready to explore his history with the game, how it has changed over the years, and what it was like winning such an important event. With never-before-heard stories, this book will provide keen insight from one of the game’s all-time greats.

Publication date: March 21, 2017 (source)

About the Authors

Tiger Woods, now 40 years old, has had an unprecedented career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won 105 tournaments, 79 of those on the PGA TOUR, including the 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2005 Masters Tournaments, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007 PGA Championships, 2000, 2002, and 2008 U.S. Open Championships, and 2000, 2005, and 2006 British Open Championships. With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time. In winning the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews, Woods became the youngest to complete the career Grand Slam of professional major championships and only the fifth ever to do so. Tiger also was the youngest Masters champion ever, at the age of 21 years, three months and 14 days, and was the first African-American or individual of Asian heritage to win a major championship.

Lorne Rubenstein has written 13 books while contributing to magazines around the world. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Shots of the Week

Dec 7th
2016

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Check out the top five shots of the week from the Hero World Challenge, including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama.

Golf Books #258 (The Chosen One: Tiger Woods and the Dilemma of Greatness)

Dec 6th
2016

71-gofsptglGreat athletes hold out the hope of perfection – and the few truly transcendent ones soar above the others, above their games and above the rules of the past. Tiger Woods has taken his sport to a new level of popularity and drama; but is he too good for the good of his game?

Will his talent, and his ongoing development of it, damage the sport he loves and honours? In “The Chosen One”, essayist David Owen expands upon his much-discussed piece for “The New Yorker” to put Wood’s otherworldly accomplishments in a historical perspective and show how, at the age of 25, the only shadow Tiger is chasing is his own. Woods is revealed as a breakthrough athlete in every sense: his reputation as a golfer is already legendary; his African-American, Asian, Native American and Caucasian roots make him one of professional sport’s first truly multicultural icons; and the extent of his fame and wealth is unparalleled in the world of sport and marketing.

In this book, Owen ponders the social, political and economic implications of a man in the process of reshaping the world. But wait, there’s more…

Soren Kjeldsen’s 162-yard eagle leads Shots of the Week

Nov 30th
2016

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Shots of the Week – August 24, 2015

Aug 25th
2015

Check out the top five shots of the week from the 2015 Wyndham Championship featuring Jonathan Byrd, Scott Brown, Brooks Koepka, Ryan Moore, and Tiger Woods.

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Golfamily Album #46

Apr 25th
2015

Tiger Woods and Stanford Teammates

Golf Books #176 (The Majors 2015: The Thrilling Battle for Golf’s Greatest Trophies)

Mar 17th
2015

Golf Books #176 (The Majors 2015: The Thrilling Battle for Golf's Greatest Trophies)The stage is set for the 2015 Majors to be one of the most fascinating golfing years in decades, sure to be analysed and talked about for years to come. This will be the year when an emerging new generation, led by the super-talented Rory McIlroy, face off against long-established names like Tiger Woods, who is returning from injury.

McIlroy faced big personal challenges off the course, and Woods desperately wants to narrow in on Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 Major trophies – but he has to win four to catch up, and he hasn’t won one since 2008. And there will be no shortage of captivating storylines as Bubba Watson, the flamboyant American, prepares to defend his title.

Can the self-styled left-hander claim a third Green Jacket or will it be another lefty, Phil Mickelson, who slips his arms back into this the most coveted golfing garment? Of the younger generation, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth, who was runner up last year, or Rickie Fowler, who has finished second in his last three majors, could both mount memorable challenges. But wait, there’s more…

Nike Golf introduces improved TW’15 golf shoe

Feb 19th
2015
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Nike Golf’s TW’15 golf shoe ( Courtesy Photo: Nike Golf )

Shared from Golfweek

Nike Golf and Tiger Woods are pushing technology in golf footwear yet again with the release of the TW’15.

Woods’ latest signature shoe is the first to feature Nike’s Flyweave technology in the upper. It integrates the Dynamic Flywire into a Flyweave upper with a Nike-Free outsole. The result gives Woods more stability, fit and flexibility.

“Nike keeps answering the bell every time I want to push the envelope,” Woods said in a release. “The new Flyweave technology provides even more stability and support for my foot, and when you pair that with the Free-inspired outsole, I noticed I can push off the ground better and finish my swing with power.”  But wait, there’s more…