Dive into the Tiger tales with the new book "His Father's Son: Earl and Tiger Woods"
Tom Callaghan was working on his newest book, “His Father’s Son: Earl and Tiger Woods,” long before the scandal broke last November.
He just happened to be in the right time at the right place - with key interviews already in hand - to publish the first in-depth look at Tiger behind the scenes and the circumstances that might have brought the world’s No. 1 golfer crashing down to earth.
Callahan has had unprecedented access to the Woods family, especially Earl Woods. He has conducted interviews with Earl, Tiger, Tiger’s mother and siblings, several golf pros and other golf journalists that allowed him to paint a complete portrait of a complex family. Earl Woods received much praise for how he raised Woods to be a fantastic golfer, but he probably failed in other areas.
Callahan wisely did not deviate from the premise of his book - looking at Woods through his background and relationships with his family - when the scandal broke. He did not go hunting for all the mistresses and dirt that was published in the other entertainment rags. By looking back, he is able to interpret the Tiger of the present.
Tiger capped his winless year with a blown four-shot lead at his own tournament in California on Sunday. His supporters say he’s close to a comeback. His critics say the blown lead shows how fragile the new Tiger is. All the drama makes 2011 look all the more appealing.
The book, published by Gotham Books on Nov. 2, retails for $27.
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