"Tiger Woods: Doomed by Distraction" is a compelling, unauthorized, and first-of-its-kind look at the rise, fall, and ongoing comeback of embarrassed and embattled golf great Tiger Woods.
This Amazon Kindle exclusive from international bestselling author Michael Essany avoids the rehashing of rumors and explores the true personal and professional struggles of Tiger Woods yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
From alleged sex addiction, the loss of his father, and an obsession with the Navy SEALs, to his penchant for self-destructive behavior, diffusion of professional focus, and the emotional turbulence that seemingly defines his inner core, "Tiger Woods: Doomed by Distraction" highlights how and why the game's greatest golfer allowed the distractions of his demons to cloud - and potentially ruin - his storied career.
CHAPTER 2 EXCERPT:
"I find it almost impossible to believe how an addiction to sex could change this man and turn his world upside down so quickly," says former E! Entertainment Television personality Mike Randazzo. "It seem like a traumatic episode triggered the emergence of some latent demons. In my opinion, I think the death of Tiger Woods' father was critical. The man who anchored Tiger, kept him focused and motivated, was suddenly gone. Tiger lived to make his father happy and proud. In that absence, Tiger Woods was - in many ways - the world's most simultaneously beloved and yet loneliest man. Tiger needed his dad to say centered."
Tiger Woods' love of competition has been widely likened to the passion possessed by another sports legend, Michael Jordan. Ironically, Jordan - who was famous if not infamous for his superhuman drive to win - was also accused of having "gone off the deep end" following his father's untimely but tragic death.
On October 6th, 1993, Michael Jordan dropped a bombshell on the sports world when he announced his retirement from basketball after a family tragedy that shattered Michael Jordan's world and shocked millions of fans around the world.
But unlike Michael Jordan, who left the game of basketball to clear his head, re-center himself, and continue to stoke his competitive fires in a healthy way, Tiger Woods doesn't appear to have worked through his anguish as productively.
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Published March 25, 2012
by Sports Entertainment Publishing.
Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors.