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Shane Ryan has written about golf, college basketball, and baseball for various outlets, including ESPN The Magazine, Golf Digest, Deadspin, and Grantland. He also writes about music, film, and TV for Paste magazine. He grew up in Saranac Lake, New York, went to school at Duke University, and now lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, Emily. From the Hardcover edition.
"This book is going to be controversial. There is no question about it. . . . It is the most unvarnished view of the tour--the biggest tour in the world--that I've ever read. And it's not close."--Gary Williams, Golf Channel "Slaying the Tiger is an unflinching look at these men, and the depth and honesty of the material is remarkable. . . . [Shane Ryan] dug deep and got the kind of background information on the players he features that was absent from or barely hinted at in other outlets. . . . This book is certain to be as important to this era as [John] Feinstein's [A Good Walk Spoiled] was two decades ago. . . . A well-researched, in-depth look at the men who inhabit the highest levels of the game, at the end of one era and the advent of another, Slaying the Tiger is a must-read for PGA Tour fans from the casual to the most dedicated."--Examiner.com "An important step away from clich sportswriting that has saturated golf media for decades . . . Slaying the Tiger should be remembered not for what traditionalists have tried to label it but instead for what it is a masterfully written account of an important time in golf history in a style that is synonymous to the book's core message."--Adam Fonseca, Golf Unfiltered "Absolutely marvelous . . . Ryan's writing flows and his reporting turns pages for you. From debunking the Victor Dubuisson myth to blowing up the social construction of Patrick Reed, the entire thing is tremendous. . . . Your only regret will be that there aren't 400 more pages to peruse."--Kyle Porter, CBS Sports "A riveting read."--Library Journal "I think it's important to have books like this in the canon of golf, in the canon of sports."--Damon Hack, Golf Channel "With Eldrick Woods reduced to a sideshow, Shane Ryan's Slaying the Tiger offers bright, opinionated prose on the modern game. Ryan's fresh look is just what we golfer/readers want."--Curt Sampson, New York Times bestselling author of Hogan "Ryan does a fantastic job painting a thoughtful and accurate portrait of the new crop of heirs apparent. . . . With enthusiasm and irreverence, Ryan explores the various personalities of these newer faces in the game and probes into their backgrounds via a bevy of sources, from their parents to their college coaches, to paint intriguing and colorful and sometimes brutally honest portraits of the personalities that have taken over the PGA Tour."--Stephanie Wei, Wei Under Par "An exquisite study of a number of the PGA Tour's stars with an emphasis on the younger generation about to take over from Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson."--Ryan Ballengee, Golf News Net From the Hardcover edition.