A wonderfully irreverent look at a year in the life of the most unlikely caddie and golfer duo to hit the PGA tour. The PGA Tour is the most interesting subculture in sports, though you wouldn't know it from most golf books. The tour is home to rowdy, randy young men often drunk with money and fame; fuelled by alcohol and adrenaline, they barnstorm from town to town like rock stars, with all the attendant excesses. And each player's shadow is his faithful caddie, performing a thankless six-figure job that comes with all the security of a handshake deal. The PGA Tour offers fabulous rewards, but its good life does not come without a price. In BUD, SWEAT & TEES Alan Shipnuck takes a no-holds-barred look at modern professional golf. Through the unlikely partnership of golfer Rick Beem and his caddie Steve Duplantis, Shipnuck shows all the highs and lows, temptations and pitfalls that await all players on the Tour. Reminiscent of Lawrence Donegan's bestselling FOUR-IRON IN THE SOUL (Penguin), BUD, SWEAT & TEES is an exciting and often poignant book that will leave readers with an unforgettable insight into a unique relationship.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
ALAN Shipnuck was a twenty-year old intern when he wrote his first cover story for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Now a Senior Writer at the magazine, Shipnuck writes regularly on golf and has twice been a recipient of awards from the Golf Writers Association of America.