Stephanie Wei provides a good review of Shane Ryan’s, “Slaying the Tiger,” which she describes as, ‘an honest and intriguing take on the highs and lows experienced by Tour pros, along with the often lonely nature of life on the road.’
How Augusta National Became Golf's North Korea
Gotta be careful about what I write so all I’ll give is the title of Shane’s coverage of Augusta National.
‘How Augusta National Became Golf's North Korea’
You can read the whole sad stories at Deadspin
Since I’ve covered some of the dreadful stories elsewhere I’ve no fear of copyright infringement. Including the story of how strong man Frank Stranahan was kicked out of playing Augusta for a trivial (Naw! There’s no such thing at Augusta ) infringement and the probable reason for the decision. You can read the suggested dramatis personae involved in this matter by clicking on the Deadspin link.
They’ve already started to review Shane’s book at Amazon and Kyle Porter writes, ‘I write about and cover golf every single day and I learned so much from this book. Shane is great at tossing out little fact-bombs wrapped in superb writing and terrific psychological analysis. A tremendous read that took me one full weekend to complete.’
However I must add that Stephanie disagrees with the ‘fact-bomb’ about Rory’s demeanour.
Changing of the guard
It’s been suggested that in part, Shane’s book is a reflection of how the young guns are taking over from the Tiger era and I await what they’ll eventually call the new era.
My guess is it won’t revolve around the naming of a single person.
Dan Jenkins recently said, “Tiger Woods beat a lot of nobodies to win …” whilst in the process of accumulating all of his Major titles. A tough, some say rude call but nevertheless it’s much tougher now for anyone to separate themselves from the best of the rest.
Here’s the link to Stephanie and to Deadspin
Quote of the Day
“So I bought a ticket, and I stayed there.” - Frank Stranahan’s response to the dictatorial decision by Augusta National.