Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tiger vs. Jack

I am SO excited for my friend Phil Capelle (yes, the famous author of the Play Your Best Pool series).  I remember that crisp, cool morning when I read this in his email to me "top secret - working on a Tiger versus Jack book."

Well, the dream has come to fruition for Phil!

December 8th marked the release of Tiger vs. Jack by Phil Capelle, the first and only book dedicated to golf’s two all time greatest players.  Woo-Hoo!  Congrat's Phil!

Phil's website lists the table of contents, but let me share this about the book:

"Tiger vs. Jack is divided into four parts. Playing for History (1) sets the stage for Woods’ quest with a fresh look at the majors, the all time greats, and each player’s competition. Playing the Game (2) compares their swings and games from tee to green, their mental games, and the author’s offers his well-considered opinion of who would win if they could have only competed in each other’s eras.

In Tiger vs. Jack (3) Capelle provides his expansive new definition of greatness and compares Woods’ and Nicklaus’ careers with an in depth analysis and new perspectives that are sure to inspire clubhouse debates. Finally, in The Best Ever (4) the author explores the risks that Woods faces, bias in the media, and then he talks about how golf needs to go beyond major titles only in making The Big Decision."

Phil adds from this Golf Blog, "The coming season is the most anticipated one since Woods’ turned pro. Will his new swing work? Can he regain the magic on the greens? Is he still the game’s top closer? And will the host of young talent challenge him at the majors?"

"Tiger Woods will supposedly replace Jack Nicklaus at the top when he breaks his record of 18 major titles. But Capelle refutes this overly simplistic notion with his comprehensive new definition of golfing greatness. In his view, the heartbreaking “losses” each has suffered do count, and so he does with the introduction of his Contender Finishes ranking system.

The quality of competition, the rules of the game, equipment, and course conditions are among the ever changing factors that must be weighed when debating who is the best, Tiger or Jack? And, of course, luck’s role must also be considered."

A lot of hard work, sweat, and dedication were poured into the pages.  So, again, a BIG Congrat's to my pal Phil for the release of his book!

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