Tin Cup Dreams by Michael D'Antonio
A Long Shot Makes It on the PGA Tour

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At the grueling Q. school, a ragtag collection of thirty-something pros overcome every obstacle golf can throw in their way to win a spot on the PGA tour. But now their test is only beginning. To make it, they must succeed against the best players in the world. Tin Cup Dreams follows them for the season, focusing on a self-taught golfer named Esteban Toledo, an unlikely hero from a literally dirt-poor background. With uncommon grit and determination, Toledo triumphs where others fail, and along the way teaches us about mastering the mental side of the game, about ignoring the odds, and about when to lay up and when to go for it.

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Michael D'Antonio is the author of many acclaimed books, including "Atomic Harvest, Fall from Grace, Tin Cup Dreams, Mosquito, "and "The State Boys Rebellion. "His work has also appeared in "Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Discover, "and many other publications. Among his many awards is the Pulitzer Prize, which he shared with a team of reporters for "Newsday.
Published March 1, 2000 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Cooking. Non-fiction

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D’Antonio paints a vivid portrait of a determined athlete: Toledo practices and plays seven days a week, from morning till dark, often to the dismay of his caddie, Robert Szczesny (who believes his boss is too intense and plays better when he’s having fun, joking with the kids and the gallery).

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D'Antonio lucked out in finding Esteban Toledo, a self-taught Mexican grinder who just wants to earn enough to keep his Tour card for another year and for whom a Tour victory would represent not fame and fortune but the final step away from his dirt-poor origins in Mexicali, where his family ""ne...

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