Even a A revealing and intimate biography of the man who influenced Tiger Woods the most-his father, Earl Woods. Even after his recent bombshell adultery scandal, the public still knows very little about the man behind the golf clubs and multimillion-dollar endorsement deals. But one thing is certain: Earl Woods, Tiger's beloved and now deceased father, knew him better and influenced his life more than anyone.
In His Father's Son , Tom Callahan offers a full-blown biography of earl Dennison Woods, the Vietnam War veteran who raised the golf phenomenon and, in turn, a full-blown biography of Tiger. With exclusive access to and interviews with Earl, Tiger, and a host of other key figures, Callahan provides an unprecedented look into their lives and the remarkably close relationship they had.
With unparalleled insight into the man who made Tiger Woods the person that he is, His Father's Son is part biography and part father-and-son love story. Kindle Edition , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about His Father's Son , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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This book was written with class and style. This reading gave me a better perspective of it all. He was a champion before he hit the links. Yokie Van Vallis rated it liked it Dec 29, Tom Hines rated it really liked it May 15, Is there anything left to be said about the Tiger Woods scandal?
Probably not, if the focus is on what he did when with which cocktail waitresses, but veteran sportswriter Callahan takes a different tack altogether. Exploring the complex relationship between Tiger and his father, Earl, Callahan delivers a revealing portrait of a man and his talented son, the love they felt for one another, and the emotional scars that father passed along to son.
Unlike his son, Earl felt the full force of racism growing up, including four years at Kansas State University, where he played baseball, and later as a career army officer. Yes, Tiger became a stand-in for Earl also a habitual womanizer , but Callahan shows that none of the simple explanations tells the whole story. A full media blitz is likely to bring the Tiger story front and center yet again, but this time Callahan may be able to offer some much-needed perspective.
Tom Callahan not only does this in His Father's Son , he entertains along the way. Under his spell, they soar, spin, and do the samba on the head of a matchstick. Open, I played with Tom Callahan in Pretoria.
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So, we go back a ways, twenty years. To me, he's the Jack Nicklaus of the golf writers. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. A revealing and intimate biography of the man who influenced Tiger Woods the most-his father, Earl Woods Tiger Woods has been with us since he appeared on "The Mike Douglas Show" as a two-year-old, hitting golf balls for Bob Hope.
In the three decades since, he established himself as the most dominant golfer of all time and became the wealthiest athlete on the planet. And beside him was his father and best friend, Earl Woods. Callahan recounts Earl's boyhood in Manhattan, Kansas, his days as a star baseball player at Kansas State, and his military career with the special forces. He details Earl's final tour in Vietnam, where he became close friends with a South Vietnamese operative named Tiger Phong.
Earl picked up golf after his retirement from the military, and when he became a father for the last time, his son-another Tiger-would watch him hit balls from his high chair. As soon as Tiger could stand, he was swinging a golf club. Under Earl's tutelage, he went on to the most storied amateur career in golf history. He was a millionaire the day he announced he was going pro. Callahan follows Tiger through every one of his major championship wins, discussing his complex and ever-changing relationship with his father.
He places Tiger into the context of golf history, detailing his chase of Nicklaus's records and his interactions with fellow pros.
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He reveals that Tiger stepped away from golf after his father's death, and examines Tiger's recent troubles in light of his father's own womanizing. Written in lyric prose and based on interviews with Earl, Tiger, and dozens of insiders, Callahan reveals in His Father's Son the man who made Tiger who he is. Read more Read less. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
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