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Tiger Woods Book: 5 Reasons to Read ‘The Big Miss’ by Hank Haney
Tiger Woods' former swing coach, Hank Haney, has written a book about his time working with the golfer. The book, "The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods," is set to be released in late March. Given the subject, it should be an interesting read for even those who aren't fans of golf.
In fact, since the release was announced, Hank Haney has already tweeted five good reasons to read the book:
"Anybody who witnesses greatness on a daily basis wants to describe it, The Big Miss was my opportunity to share my observations."
It is true that Hank Haney witnessed greatness in a way that most fans will never experience. And, of course, experiencing another perspective is what makes reading worthwhile.
"My goal w The Big Miss was to be fair, honest and insightful and I think everyone will say I was…"
Having fairness as part of his writing goal might help sway those Tiger Woods fans who fear the book will be too harsh on the scandalous golf star to pick up "The Big Miss." Although, in a somewhat telling response when asked via Twitter if he thinks Tiger will like the book, Haney does not directly say he will or won't like it. Instead, he tweeted, "If he reads it i believe he will view it as fair."
"The Big Miss has multiple meanings. It's part of golf jargon but it also refers to the missed opportunities that Tiger and I experienced."
Exactly what missed opportunities is he referring to? The curiosity is already getting to me. More than curiosity, a tale of greatness is only made stronger when balanced with struggles or regrets.
"Actually it's about golf history."
"Actually it's about golf history" was Haney's tweet in response to someone suggesting his book was all about the Benjamins. Certainly, one would image that the dollar signs factor, but not every story is motivated by financial gain. And regardless of Haney's motive, the fact is that his connection to Tiger is part of golf history.
"U won't want to put it down once u start it."
According to publisher Crown Archetype, Haney attempted to solve the "riddle of Tiger's personality." If a book on coaching one of the greatest athletes in history isn't enough to keep you reading, a good riddle usually keeps the pages turning. The human element of the book should be equally as intriguing as the sporting element.
Ever Odessa has been a fan of golf since the days of Payne Stewart.
Hank Haney via Twitter
NYTimes.com, "Tiger Woods' Former Swing Coach Writes Tiger Tales."
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