Obviously this book titled 'The Big Miss' was going to cause some interest not least of which is the fact that it is written by someone who was once part of Tiger's 'inner circle'.
This may have led to Tiger and some of his current 'inner circle' panicking that something bad could come out of this book.
Now that is all speculation and of course it will help, rather than hinder, the sale of the book.
I have been reading up a bit on the book as I am interested in the relationship they had as coach and player. I mean what can you teach Tiger?
I came across the following excerpt from the soon to be released Tiger Woods book which I found interesting from a player's perspective:
I believed in what we were doing, and so did Tiger. Gradually the wild drives started to lessen, but the process was going to require steps through the different levels a touring pro faces. First there would be fewer wild drives on the practice tee at Isleworth, then in practice rounds at Isleworth, then on the practice tee at tournaments, then in practice rounds at tournaments, then in practice sessions before competitive rounds, then in competitive rounds, and finally in competitive rounds at majors. That's a tour player's progression, one of the hardest things about the profession.
It seems a perfect description of what all players go through when learning something new.
How many times have you hit balls on the range and found that you cannot repeat the same thing on the course? I know it happens a lot for me and can be very frustrating.
So that chapter is encouraging. Just keep working at whatever it is you are working on until it becomes natural or a habit.
I for one will be getting a copy of the book as soon as it is released. I fully expect the book to detail everything but his personal life which has been so public and of no interest to me as a golfer.
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