By Lawrence J. Londino
Tiger Woods: A Biography, moment version updates the 2005 version to check the lifestyles and occupation of this exceptional athlete throughout the 2009 PGA Championship. The e-book offers information regarding Woods's mom and dad and his upbringing, youth, and remarkable accomplishments as a qualified golfer. It additionally covers Tiger's philanthropic actions together with the Tiger Woods beginning, an international association that offers cutting edge academic possibilities to adolescence, the Tiger Woods studying middle, and the Earl Woods Scholarship software demonstrated to honor the spirit and imaginative and prescient of Tiger's father.Recognizing that the possibilities Woods has had have been challenging received by way of early African American golfers—who have been denied the perfect to play at the PGA travel until eventually 1961—the publication additionally encompasses a bankruptcy on those pioneers. the quantity is rounded out with a quick background of broadcasting and activities, in addition to a glance on the courting among athletes and sponsors.
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Extra info for Tiger Woods: A Biography, 2 edition (Greenwood Biographies)
He was forced to watch his mother grieve over the loss of his father, and die herself of a stroke two years later. He describes his mother’s funeral, when distant relatives gathered and spoke in hushed tones in corners of the funeral home, trying to determine what would become of Earl and his sisters and brothers. He notes with obvious pride when his 29-year-old sister Hattie stated to the relatives, “We are not going to be separated. We will stay in this house. ”4 Despite the nontraditional arrangement in Earl’s family, he had a fairly normal upbringing through high school.
There is no evidence that Earl Woods had a master plan for creating a golf superstar before Tiger was born. It was not until both of Tiger’s parents began to observe his unusual interest in the game that they began to indulge his passion for the sport. In the early years of Tiger’s development, Earl served exclusively as his coach. Earl was able to teach him the fundamentals of the game—grip, stance, and 4 TIGER WOODS the basics of the swing—so that Tiger had a solid grounding from the beginning.
Pinning down exact events and dates in the life of Earl Woods is not easy, considering this man was born and raised in the middle of America in the middle of the 20th century. He has demonstrated a colossal inability to remember speciﬁc dates and times of what most people would consider signiﬁcant events in their lives. For example, when asked when he got married to his second wife, Earl couldn’t remember the date. Luckily, because of the overwhelming interest in his son, and the universally acknowledged impact Earl had on his son’s development, many reporters have devoted countless hours tracking down conﬁrmation of some of Earl’s exploits.