TITLE: The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
AUTHOR: Hank Haney
INFO: $26, 250 pages, hardcover
DESCRIPTION: Tiger Woods’ former swing coach gives a glimpse into his relationship – both on the course and off – with the four-time Masters Tournament champ during the six years they were together. They began working together in 2004, and Woods won six majors with Haney until he ended the relationship after the 2010 Masters.
TITLE: The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers
AUTHOR: Andy Farrell
INFO: $22.95, 284 pages, hardcover
DESCRIPTION: From early amateurs to the latest pros, Farrell lists them all. He covers their bios and statistics and categorizes players from all over the world in eight different eras. The book includes female golfers and is up to date with current stars Yani Tseng and Rory McIlroy.
TITLE: Making the Masters: Bobby Jones and the Birth of America’s Greatest Golf Tournament
AUTHOR: David Barrett
INFO: $24.95, 272 pages, hardcover
DESCRIPTION: Barrett, a former Augusta Chronicle golf writer, tackles the creation of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament with a special emphasis on Bobby Jones. The book shows how difficult it was for Jones and co-founder Clifford Roberts to get the tournament started during the 1930s. Barrett describes the first two Masters in great detail and how they provided a solid foundation.
TITLE: Mize’s Miracle: Faith, Fortune and the 1987 Masters
AUTHOR: Chris Gay
INFO: $20, 123 pages, softcover
DESCRIPTION: Larry Mize’s magical shot on No. 11 is relived 25 years later with plenty of memories from his family and friends. Mize, now on the Champions Tour, still puts his faith and family ahead of golf. The book recounts how Mize rose from struggling player to become the only Augusta native to win the Masters Tournament.
TITLE: Gary Player: Golf’s Global Ambassador from South Africa to Augusta
AUTHOR: John Boyette
INFO: $21.99, 128 pages, hardcover
DESCRIPTION: As Gary Player joins Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as honorary starters this week, this book looks back at Player’s career at the Masters Tournament. It focuses on his three Augusta wins and his record for longevity with 52 Masters appearances, and it also tells about the golfers Player inspired around the world.