Jump to content
IGNORED

"Tiger Woods" by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian (March 2018)


iacas
 Share

Recommended Posts

7 minutes ago, Pretzel said:

Personally if a flawed adulthood meant I became the most successful golfer in history and made over $1,000,000,000 since the age of 20, my only question would be which dotted lines do I need to sign to have that kind of flawed adulthood.

I'm not necessarily sure that Tiger's childhood necessarily translated into his issues later in life, at least in terms of infidelity. It's possible that he was exposed to a lot of it since he grew up around the military, but there's certainly no indication that it was present in his father to set an example for him.

Whether it is accurate or not, the book said that his dad was abusive, and unfaithful to Tiger's mom.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Replies 62
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

10 hours ago, Sandy Divot said:

Whether it is accurate or not, the book said that his dad was abusive, and unfaithful to Tiger's mom.

Abusive towards Tiger is somewhat plausible, in terms of just the fact that he put Tiger through a hell of a lot for him to get to the place he's at now.

As far as unfaithful to his mom, I can't find a single other source mentioning that (at least not in the first page of Google results in 2 searches).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

7 hours ago, Pretzel said:

Abusive towards Tiger is somewhat plausible, in terms of just the fact that he put Tiger through a hell of a lot for him to get to the place he's at now.

As far as unfaithful to his mom, I can't find a single other source mentioning that (at least not in the first page of Google results in 2 searches).

Really? I just googled “Earl Woods womanizer” and a bunch of non-recent results came up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I found it amusing that Earl Woods is buried in Kansas in an unmarked grave. I guess all that cheating on his wife didn't really pay off in the end. Sounds like he had a good time though. He sure took a lot of the credit for Tiger becoming the golfer he has become. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
11 hours ago, Pretzel said:

As far as unfaithful to his mom, I can't find a single other source mentioning that (at least not in the first page of Google results in 2 searches).

You’re doing it wrong.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

3 hours ago, Bucki1968 said:

I found it amusing that Earl Woods is buried in Kansas in an unmarked grave. I guess all that cheating on his wife didn't really pay off in the end. Sounds like he had a good time though. He sure took a lot of the credit for Tiger becoming the golfer he has become. 

I don't get it. Should adultery secure you a marked grave?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 8 months later...
On 4/14/2018 at 7:18 PM, iacas said:

So, I finished the book.

It's disappointing. It contains nothing new, and it gets some of the basic facts wrong, which really casts doubt on the actual quality of their other reporting.

Plus then you have the Clinton aide disputing one of the more negative stories in the book… and… well… I don't really think this book is worth a purchase or a read if you've kept up with Tiger Woods throughout the years.

I read your post a long time ago and figured "eh, if he doesn't think its worth a read then I won't bother". What a mistake on my part. This book is awesome. Simple stuff like the team that had to be built when he went pro. Now I know what to do when I win the lottery. The journey he took as a kid going to all the tournaments and winning all the time. How Earl convinced or "sold" himself and Tiger for free lessons and then all the tournaments, travel, etc. all paid for. I would definitely recommend this book. Anybody that read this book and the only takeaway is "oh I still think he did PED's" is a simpleton. There's so much more about Tiger, his mom and dad, his relationships with girlfriends and business partners and the way he ended those relationships. I could write a book about the book.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 7 months later...
  • 2 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo after clicking this link. For Mevo+, click this link or the image above.
  • Posts

    • But most trades do not require a college degree. That goes back to the bifurcation between college prep and trade skill training.
    • Depending on course length...driver, 5, 7, pw and putter. I am just more comfortable hitting these clubs in a variety of ball flights and distances.
    • This x1000. To appear (I know that it is just an appearance) completely hopped up and out of it a couple of days before the incident is a huge reason why the questions are there, and IMO rightfully so. There is history there. He's recovering from surgery, so the access is almost certainly there. And we have video of what could be seen as him high as a kite shortly before, though not so shortly that any intoxication from the TV appearance would have worn off had it existed. Until I personally see toxicological reports dated and sign from that date, I will believe he was intoxicated. Some (most here) may call this unreasonable, but I would argue it is unreasonable for him to be going that speed and crash, then have no citation from the cops, even more unreasonable. I voted 1 as far as Tiger saying anything himself is concerned, but I think it is a terrible look, and close to a silent admission at this point given his history, the previous TV appearance, and the circumstances of the crash.
    • Nice rant.  Aren't those the same people who when they are on their deathbed from Covid are saying they wish they had gotten vaccinated?  Or that they would now be happy to take the science-designed monoclonal antibodies?
    • I haven’t posted much these days, just been busy with life, unfortunately I spend more time driving my kid around to soccer games these days than golfing but I like the idea of this thread. My incomplete list is full of old timers.    @iacas for honest, insightful, and intelligent posts about golf. Always. The energy to make sure we all understand what’s important is uncanny.    @Golfingdad for moral support and always a fresh attitude. Barney lives life right.    @kpaulhus for the positive gamblers mentality. And Newport Cup drives that could range from 300 yard bombs to 65 yard duck hooks. Like a box of chocolates.    @DaveP043 the best match play opponent anyone could dream of.   @mvmac for discovering the secret to golf. Forget Ben Hogan he needs his own Life magazine article to explain it to us.    @JetFan1983 for the Amanda videos.    so many others I should mention but the truth is there are so many great people on here. Always been the best place to talk golf on the internet. 
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. B_easy20
      B_easy20
      (29 years old)
    2. GolfClubbas
      GolfClubbas
      (22 years old)
    3. Jimmy1
      Jimmy1
      (26 years old)
    4. KTMrider
      KTMrider
      (54 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...