Tiger's done, Rory's now, Spieth is the future, says author Shane Ryan (podcast)

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The U.S. Open approaches, and with it the eternal question: "Is Tiger Woods done?" Shane Ryan, author of the fine new book "Slaying the Tiger," has an answer. (Spoiler: it's in the title of his book.) Shane's here not only to preview the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay, but to talk about his work, which is a remarkable look at the PGA Tour in transition. Topics include:

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• The most likeable and unlikeable golfers he dealt with (hint: there's a two-time major champion among the latter);

• How Rory McIlroy is positioned to become one of the all-time greats if he wants to be;

• What it's like trying to chase unwilling golfers all over the country;

• Why Shane thinks Augusta National is a beautiful course but an awful institution.

All this and more. Check it out, we think you'll enjoy it. Then get ready for the U.S. Open with Yahoo Sports, you hear?

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