Follow the Roar

Follow the Roar

Tailing Tiger for All 604 Holes of His Most Spectacular Season

eBook - 2008
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The television writer and ESPN.com contributor describes his experiences as he followed Tiger Woods through his 2008 season, discussing the places they went, the games played, and what he learned from Woods along the way.

HARPERCOLL

TV writer and contributor to ESPN.com Bob Smiley followed a dream in 2008—trailing Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest pro golfer ever, for the entire PGA season. In Follow the Roar, Smiley reports from the gallery at every hole on every tournament course in a year that would turn out to be the most monumental so far in Tiger Wood’s already illustrious career. Including a new update on Tiger’s magnificent return to the game in 2009, Follow the Roar is exhilarating, funny, engaging, and inspiring—604 holes in the life of a golf legend.


With his career at a standstill and his golf game a mere shadow of its former mediocrity, TV writer and ESPN.com contributor Bob Smiley decided the time had come to turn to the one person who might be able to help: Tiger Woods. So, in January 2008, Smiley set out to follow the game's greatest player from the gallery for every hole of an entire season. Smiley tailed Tiger from the seaside cliffs of San Diego to the deserts of Dubai, through the hallowed gates of Augusta National, and on to arguably the greatest U.S. Open of all time, at Torrey Pines—where, in a legendary duel with charismatic journeyman Rocco Mediate, Woods won his fourteenth major . . . on one leg.

Told from the perspective of a true golf fan, Follow the Roar is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the most spectacular and inspiring season in Tiger Woods' celebrated career.


With his career at a standstill and his golf game a shadow of its former mediocrity, TV writer and ESPN.com contributor Bob Smiley decided the time had come to turn to the one person who might be able to help: Tiger Woods. So, in January of 2008, Smiley set out to follow the game's greatest player from the gallery for every hole of an entire season and to absorb all that he could.

Smiley traveled from the seaside cliffs of San Diego to the deserts of Dubai, through the hallowed gates of Augusta National, and on to arguably the greatest U.S. Open of all time back at Torrey Pines, where, in a legendary duel with charismatic journeyman Rocco Mediate, Woods won his fourteenth major?on one leg.

Smiley chronicles every dramatic and often hysterical moment of his journey with Tiger, including his off-course run-ins with Arabian sandstorms, ex-con ticket scalpers, and the motley assortment of strangers who became friends along the way.

Told from the perspective of a true golf fan, Follow the Roar is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the most spectacular and inspiring season in Tiger Woods's celebrated career. In addition to the thrill of witnessing all 604 holes Woods played in '08, Smiley found in Tiger both inspiration and the gutsy embodiment of what it really means to be an athlete?and a man.



Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2008
ISBN: 9780061752766
0061752762
9780061752773
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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