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Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry

Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry

by Bob Harig
Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry

Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry

by Bob Harig


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The real pull here is that Tiger and Lefty are the two most fascinating figures in golf; the rivalry aspect to their relationship is just a fun way to talk about them. The author, Bob Harig, is the senior golf writer for ESPN, and he has interviewed these two players many times over their careers, so he's got the scoop!

Bob Harig's Tiger & Phil provides an in-depth chronicle of the decades-long rivalry that drove the success of golf's two biggest stars, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

For more than two decades, there have been two golfers who have captivated, bemused, inspired, frustrated, fascinated, and entertained us, and in doing so have demanded our attention – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Even with all the ink that has been spilled on Tiger, no one has ever written about his relationship with Phil and how their careers have been inextricably intertwined. Furthermore, very little has been written about Phil Mickelson, who is more than just an adversary. He is a fascinating Hall of Fame golfer in his own right.

These two biggest names (and draws) in golf have, for better and for worse, been the ultimate rivals. But it is so much more complicated than that. Each player has pushed the other to be better. They have teased each other and fought. They have battled to the bitter end on the course making for some of the greatest moments in the game for the last 20 years. They have each gone through injury and health problems, legal problems, falling in and out of favor with the press. And over the course of their time together in the game they have gradually become not just rivals but friends.

In the tradition of major bestsellers such as Arnie & Jack, When the Game Was Ours, The Rivals, and Brady vs. Manning, Tiger & Phil will change the way we look at these players and the game itself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250274465
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 9,949
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author golf writer BOB HARIG, a longtime writer for ESPN and the Tampa Bay Times, has covered Tiger and Phil since the very beginning of each of their careers and has had dozens of one-on-one interviews with each of them. He holds degrees in journalism and history from Indiana University and is an active member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA). He lives in Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Oakland Hills 13

2 SoCal 31

3 Amateurs 47

4 Turning Pro 67

5 Hello, World 79

6 The Masters 97

7 Pinehurst 108

8 Tiger Slam 124

9 Tension 143

10 Finally 158

11 Doral 175

12 Winged Foot 185

13 Torrey Pines 205

14 The Ryder Cup 226

15 Trouble 242

16 The Coach and the Caddie 257

17 Double or Nothing 275

18 Muirfield 294

19 Fifteen 301

20 Kiawah 318

21 A Fascinating Rivalry 330

Acknowledgments 345

Index 349

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