The First Coming

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The First Coming

Tiger Woods, Master or Martyr

By John Feinstein

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345422866, 88pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 1998

Description

THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT

"The Masters elevated Tiger Woods to a level of fame that perhaps no athlete outside of Muhammed Ali had ever achieved. People who knew absolutely nothing about golf, cared not at all about the sport, stopped to watch Tiger play. . . . He signed endorsement contracts for staggering amounts of money. He blew off the president of the United States and Rachel Robinson, the widow of the century's most important athlete--and made no apologies for it. He didn't have to. He was Tiger. They weren't."
--from The First Coming



About the Author
John Feinstein spent eleven years on the staff at the Washington Post, as well as writing for Sports Illustrated and the National Sports Daily. He is a commentator on NPR's "Morning Edition, a regular on ESPN's "The Sports Reportersand a visiting professor of journalism at Duke University.

His first book, A Season on the Brink, is the bestselling sports book of all time. A Good Walk Spoiled was a #1 New York Times bestseller in hardcover and in paperback. His other books on the subject of sports include A Season Inside, Forever's Team, Hard Courts, Play Ball, A Civil War: Army vs. Navy, and, most recently, A March to Madness: The View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference."