Golf Books Worth Reading: Slaying the Tiger by Shane Ryan

By Ryan Watson

With much of the world in quarantine, now is a great time to read some of the great golf books. At GolfLink, we are profiling some of the best books out there to tide us all over before we can get back out there on the greens. Shane Ryan’s Slaying the Tiger looks at a year spent covering the PGA Tour and the hungry young golfers who would become the world’s best.

Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes of the New PGA Tour

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As golf writer for Grantland, journalist Shane Ryan spent 2014 embedded with the PGA Tour and documented the youth revolution that has changed the world of golf. The book is best known for Ryan’s no hold barred approach to describing the new PGA Tour and the new breed of golfers stepping up to reclaim golf in the post-Tiger Woods world (of course, Woods has had a few more words to say about that). The book places a sharp focus on the young guns of 2014, many of whom have become superstars including Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. This book is great for any fan of the world’s biggest golf tour.

About the Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.