Tag Archives: Shane Ryan

Jun
11
2015

As hopefully most of you know — because you read it, yesterday — I wrote a review of my friend Shane Ryan’s new book, Slaying the Tiger: A year inside the ropes on the new PGA Tour. Well, Shane’s book is creating quite a bit of buzz in the golf media. Some have taken issue with it for various reasons, but more have raved about it for being an honest depiction of the younger generation on the PGA Tour.

Shane joined Gary Williams on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive to chat about the book. Here’s the first clip:


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Jun
10
2015

Slaying the Tiger

First things first, before you even read this review, you should go and buy this book now. Like, right now.

Shane Ryan embedded himself on the PGA Tour in 2014 —  which we might look back on as the end of the Tiger Woods era and the true rise of the youth revolution — and spent the season traveling from one tour stop to the next, delving into the rising stars in golf with great detail and candor, which resulted in “Slaying the Tiger,” an honest and intriguing take on the highs and lows experienced by Tour pros, along with the often lonely nature of life on the road.

Ryan does a fantastic job painting a thoughtful and accurate portrait of the new crop of heirs apparent — and some of the slightly older group of guys who spent their early careers in the shadow of Woods.

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Mar
12
2015
2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

In the latest development of the Patrick Reed saga, a former Augusta State teammate has agreed to provide his account of Reed’s suspension for the first two events of the 2009-10 season, which occurred following his transfer to the school from the University of Georgia.

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Mar
9
2015

At the end of January, author and writer Shane Ryan published an excerpt about Patrick Reed from his upcoming book, “Slaying the Tiger: A year inside the ropes on the new PGA Tour.” In the piece, Ryan wrote that while Reed was a member of the golf team at the University of Georgia, there were suspicions from his teammates that he cheated in a qualifying round and stole money, along with other items. When Reed was kicked out, he transferred to Augusta State University, where his teammates also accused him of cheating, which led to a suspension.

Well, now, Reed is challenging these well-sourced claims. Following the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, he told Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis that the cheating and stealing allegations from the book were not true and sent letters to Ballantine Books, which is part of Random House Publishing Group, and Ryan, demanding a retraction.

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