Tiger vs. Jack: Golf’s Greatest Rivalry

 
9780615423883: Tiger vs. Jack: Golf’s Greatest Rivalry

Tiger vs. Jack is packed with talking points and cutting edge research that will turn you into an expert on golf’s greatest rivalry. The book is divided into four parts. Playing for History (I) sets the stage for Tiger Woods’ quest with its unique look at the four majors and the contributions of the game’s all-time best towards shaping a complete definition of greatness. The Pyramid makes it easy to compare Jack Nicklaus’ rivals with Woods’ competition. In Playing the Game (II) their skills are evaluated from driver through putter, and a penetrating analysis of their mental games reveals their winning edge. Caddy Stevie Williams’ impact on Woods’ record is shown, and our rivals will time travel for some head-to-head competition. Tiger vs. Jack (III) compares their careers and their greatest performances while new arguments and stats blow holes in popular “wisdom.” You’ll relive their 32 major victories and come to understand luck’s role in golf. You’ll also experience life in golf’s arena and discover how Nicklaus’ heartbreaking losses could affect the great debate. The Contender Finish ranking system for the majors shows the magnitude of Nicklaus’ true lead over Woods in the contest for Best Ever. PGA Tour victories, golf’s most overrated record, is exposed as a faulty metric for comparing the two. And you will surely be surprised by side-by-side looks at their best streaks, tournaments, seasons, and bids for the Grand Slam. Finally, the Best Ever (IV) reveals the risks factors Woods faces including his ever changing swing, caddy, instructor, putting, desire, competition, injury, and pressure. You’ll learn how media and fan bias, and golf politics, affects each player’s campaign for Best Ever, and a method for selecting the Best Ever is unveiled that could revolutionize how we honor greatness in golf. Key features: Popular wisdom vs. Capelle’s perspective; stat boxes; questions for a debate; abridged and complete contents; comprehensively indexed.

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About the Author:

PHIL CAPELLE has been a golf fan since the late fifties, and has watched the entire Nicklaus and Woods eras unfold. He’s been conducting independent research on golf’s all time greats for over a decade, and he writes about the game on his blog, capelleongolf.com. Capelle has also written eight books on billiards, his other love, and is widely regarded as the finest instructional author in the history of the sport.

Review:

"But you'd be hard-pressed to find anything close to the in-depth look Capelle takes (on golf's great rivalry)." 
--Mike Zimmerman - Whiffling Straits blog

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