Roaring Back: The Fall and Rise of Tiger Woods

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Diversion Books
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5.8 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Curt Sampson is one of America's leading golf writers and the author of eighteen books, among them New York Times bestsellers The Masters and Hogan. Some subjects of his include Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Ben Crenshaw, and Lee Trevino, golf titans in Sampson's orbit since his own golf pro days. He has written for Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Golf magazine, and Golf world, among other notable publications. Come April he's with the crowds in Augusta, Georgia, but otherwise resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Texas.
Advance Praise for Roaring Back

"As I said live on the air, Tiger Woods' victory at the 2019 Masters marked the completion of one of the great comebacks in any sport, all-time. In Roaring Back, Curt Sampson admirably details all the highs and lows that led him to that historic moment. Like Tiger's performance in Augusta, it's a book for the ages." -- Jim Nantz, CBS Sports

"If it were possible to clone Ring Lardner and Sinclair Lewis--with a dusting of the late Dan Jenkins for seasoning--you might come close to creating Curt Sampson. In Roaring Back, Sampson artfully charts the pain-filled odysseys of the game's greatest Comeback Kids from Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods, whose wrenchingly public fall from grace sets up a strikingly human tale of rebirth that illustrates why we Americans are born suckers a good resurrection story. This unflinching chronicle puts Tigermania in much-needed, clear-eyed perspective. It's a helluva fun read, as well." -- James Dodson, bestselling author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate

"I have known Tiger Woods since he was sixteen years old and borne witness, first hand, to his dramatic rise, fall, and redemption. Many writers have tried and failed to capture Tiger's mercurial essence over the years, but Curt Sampson does so here magnificently. Roaring Back is the literary equivalent of a championship putt." -- Peter Jacobsen, Golf Channel/NBC Sports

"More words have been written trying to capture the heart and mind of the enigmatic Tiger Woods than any other golfer in history, including members of a legendary foursome: Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Curt Sampson has been aggressively chasing Tiger for more than twenty years. In Roaring Back, he at last lays bare, through wry, observant prose, the truth of the man whose singular greatness inspired an entire generation of golfers and whose extraordinary comeback inspired the world." -- Don Van Natta, Jr., bestselling author of First Off The Tee and Wonder Girl

Praise for Curt Sampson

"Jack Nicklaus may own six green jackets, but no one has captured the Masters like [Curt] Sampson." -- The (Baton Rouge) Advocate

"The old sports writing axiom says, 'The smaller the ball, the better the writing, ' and Sampson certainly has chops commensurate with golf's small sphere.... Sampson's connections in the sport are on par with his authorial flair....Sampson is best at capturing the details the smell of pine straw on a course or the flush on the back of a pressured participant's neck as only a golf aficionado and ace writer can." -- Publishers Weekly

"This crisp account [and] vivid retelling of what happened in Augusta in April 2019...will have fans reliving the improbable moments of that inspirational final round....An essential bit of golf history and a fine warm-up for Woods' forthcoming memoir."--Booklist

"[Sampson's] writing about golf is punchy...and very much in-the-know."--InfoDad Blog