"The Big Miss," instructor Hank Haney's inside look at his years working with Tiger Woods, will debut at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller Print and E-Book nonfiction list in the April 15 issue (the list appears a week earlier on the Times' website and can be seen there on Saturday). It also will be No. 1 on the Times' E-Book nonfiction list.
The book generated a great deal of publicity, beginning with an excerpt that ran in Golf Digest and was followed with this on GolfDigest.com. The only question seemed to be where it would fall on the Times' lists.
It is not the first golf book to reach No. 1 on the New York Times list. "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book" reached No. 1 in 1992, while "A Good Walk Spoiled," by John Feinstein, was No. 1 in both hardcover and paperback in 1995 and 1996, respectively.
-- John Strege