Tiger Woods



Biography of Tiger Woods
"Let your clubs speak for you."
Tiger Woods was too young to notice the racism around him. He didn\'t
understand that in this world, people were judged by the color of their
skin. He couldn\'t speak out about it; he couldn\'t voice his opinions, or
come up with possible solutions because he was too young. Tiger faced
many racial ordeals throughout his life, mainly because he was half-Thai
and half-black. He broke into the sport of golf as one of the youngest.
He not only wanted to be the best black golfer; he wanted to be the
b
est golfer. The only way Tiger dealt with racism was to let his clubs do
all the talking for him. The book starts off with Earl Woods, Tiger\'s
father, during the Vietnam War. A sniper almost took out Earl but his
friend saved him. Later on that day, he gets in a predicament with a
bamboo viper, and once again, his friend saves him. The friend\'s name
was Nguyen Phong, and he was good in combat; he was a tiger in combat.
Nguyen Phong had the nickname of "Tiger". Earl vowed that if he ever had
an
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ther son, he would call him "Tiger". After the war, back in the United
States, Earl met a Thai woman named Kultida and he married her and had a
son. They named the baby Eldrick, but Earl called him "Tiger". Tiger
Woods took interest in golf at a young age. He would watch from his crib
as his father would practice his swing. He began playing golf since
before he could walk. When he got a few years older, he began to compete
in the Junior Nationals tournaments against older boys. He didn\'t hav
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the strength to drive the ball far, but he had skill; he was blessed.
Earl made Tiger some miniature clubs out of his old ones and from that
moment on, he was obsessed with the sport. The way that Tiger played, it
was no longer a sport, it became an art. With every hole he played, his
game progressed to a whole new level. As Tiger grew older, he still
played tournaments and racked up his victories, he even played for
Harvard\'s golf team. Harvard was interested in having him play for them
sinc
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an early age. Later on in his career, he started to show that he wasn\'t
perfect. He showed that he too made mistakes and was just like everybody
else.The author of the book definitely knows a lot about Tiger. He got a
lot of information for the book directly from Kultida and Earl Woods.
John Strege wanted others to get to know Tiger. He wrote this book to
show how Tiger got to be where he is now. The book starts off with how
Tiger got the name Tiger. It was obvious that the author admired Tig
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r. I really liked this book because I did not know where Tiger got his
name. It was interesting to read about how Earl Woods vowed to call his
next son Tiger to repay his friend Nguyen Phong for saving his life. I
am not one to take interest in golf but this book was exciting. I liked
reading about how Tiger started at a really young age and practiced
everyday to perfect his game. Tiger is a good example of that if you put
your mind to something, if you try hard enough, and focus all your atte
n
tion on something, you can do it; that right there you can apply to all
aspects of life, not just golf or any other sport. I thought that this
book was going to be boring because golf is boring, but I was really
interested in reading details about all these tournaments that Tiger
played in. I felt as if I was really there watching Tiger play golf. I
don\'t think that there was anything wrong with this book; I didn\'t
dislike anything about it. I think the reason why I didn\'t find anything
wrong
w
ith this book was that this book is a biography and you can\'t really
change the story too much because it is about someone\'s life. If I could
have changed a part of the book, I would probably have added what Tiger
feels about racism now that he is older, instead of just reading "Let
your clubs speak for you" time and time again throughout the book. It
would have been interesting to read how the racism affected him. I
recommend