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Tiger Woods, golfing champion
Collins, David R.
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Gretna : Pelican Pub., 1999.
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104 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents a biography of the professional golfer, who at the age of twenty-one, became the first person of color and the youngest player to win the Masters Golf Tournament.
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GV964.W66 C66 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Tiger's life demonstrates that some things are more important than winning.

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David R. Collins is a retired high-school English teacher and the author of more than seventy books, most of them biographies. They include Tiger Woods, Golf Superstar, Hero on Horseback: The Story of Casimir Publaski, and Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback, all published by Pelican.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Woods's growth as a golfer is told in chronological order from his interest as a toddler to his success as a professional. The athlete's determination, his love for the game, and the importance of his family are obvious as Collins describes the celebrity's development through high school, athletic career at Stanford, and professional triumph. Average-quality, black-and-white sketches of Woods and his family are included. The occasional use of dialogue adds interest and a sense of reality to the text. A brief history of golf is included. This book is livelier than the author's Tiger Woods, Golf Superstar (Pelican, 1999), which is for younger readers.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
1 Swinging a Clubp. 13
2 Onto the Greenp. 19
3 Into the Classroomp. 27
4 Learning Big Lessonsp. 35
5 Staying on Coursep. 43
6 Making Big Decisionsp. 49
7 Growing Painsp. 53
8 Taking New Stepsp. 55
9 Staying Focusedp. 61
10 Making Golf Historyp. 67
11 Turning Prop. 75
12 That Good-Looking Green Coatp. 81
13 Fore!p. 89
14 Golf: A Brief Historyp. 93
15 Golfer Talk at the 19th Holep. 95
Bibliographyp. 101
Indexp. 102