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An Inside Account of Tiger's Most Tumultuous Season

About The Book

Now in paperback, a chronicle of the most important year in Tiger Woods’s legendary career, the season that began after recovering from major knee surgery and ended with shocking scandal.

Since his professional debut in 1996, Tiger Woods changed golf more than any other player in history. His major knee surgery in 2008 and subsequent extended absence from professional competition threw into doubt his ongoing quest to surpass the one great record that remains for him—Jack Nicklaus’s eighteen major championship wins. In early 2009, with the status of Woods’s health and playing ability up in the air, journalist Robert Lusetich set out to cover this highly anticipated season, only to have it end in the most unexpected way imaginable.

Unplayable offers a richly compelling narrative of Tiger’s victories and defeats—all while conveying the untold story of the bitter rivalries and ongoing tensions among top players—and explains how Woods managed to lead a double life while dominating in one of the world’s most competitive sports. Including interviews with tournament directors, agents, caddies, PGA Tour officials, sponsors, rival players, and those inside Woods’s own camp, Unplayable is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look into one of the most important seasons in the history of golf.

About The Author

Photograph by Michael Hiller

Robert Lusetich is one of the most influential sports writers who cover golf and Tiger Woods. In more than twenty years as a journalist, he has reported on everything from election campaigns to Olympic games all over the world. A veteran foreign correspondent for The Australian national daily newspaper and a senior columnist for, Lusetich covered Tiger Woods's return to the PGA Tour throughout 2009 in preparation for this book.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (March 16, 2013)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439160961

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