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The Chosen One By David Owen

The Chosen One by David Owen

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Summary

Tiger Woods has taken his sport to a new level of popularity and drama; but is he too good for the good of his game? Will his talent, and his ongoing development of it, damage the sport he loves and honours?

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The Chosen One: Tiger Woods and the Dilemma of Greatness by David Owen

Great athletes hold out the hope of perfection - and the few truly transcendent ones soar above the others, above their games and above the rules of the past. Tiger Woods has taken his sport to a new level of popularity and drama; but is he too good for the good of his game? Will his talent, and his ongoing development of it, damage the sport he loves and honours? In "The Chosen One", essayist David Owen expands upon his much-discussed piece for "The New Yorker" to put Wood's otherworldly accomplishments in a historical perspective and show how, at the age of 25, the only shadow Tiger is chasing is his own. Woods is revealed as a breakthrough athlete in every sense: his reputation as a golfer is already legendary; his African-American, Asian, Native American and Caucasian roots make him one of professional sport's first truly multicultural icons; and the extent of his fame and wealth is unparalleled in the world of sport and marketing. In this book, Owen ponders the social, political and economic implications of a man in the process of reshaping the worldm.

About David Owen

David Owen is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a contributing editor of Golf Digest, and the author of My Usual Game.

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GOR005382067
9780743222341
0743222342
The Chosen One: Tiger Woods and the Dilemma of Greatness by David Owen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2002-01-19
208
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