This exciting behind-the-scenes examination of golf champion Tiger Woods looks specifically at the most crucial time in Woods's young career: the enormous pressure he was under to win his 3rd straight U.S. Amateur title; his decision to turn professional; & his stunning initial success, winning two PGA titles in just seven outings. The author is award-winning golf writer Tim Rosaforte, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, who has closely followed his subject since Tiger was 14 & first competed in the PGA Junior Championship. Rosaforte captures Woods from the day Tiger's father first put a gold club in the young boy's hands, through his remarkable amateur victories, to his heralded emergence on the regular PGA Tour in 1996. Color photos.Tim Rosaforte is the author of 'Tiger Woods: The Makings of a Champion' with ISBN 9780756762827 and ISBN 0756762820.