Bad Lies: A Story of Libel, Slander, and Professional Golf (Hardcover)
Eddie Bennison is at the top of his game, one of the most successful and popular golfers out there, until Tee Time, a national golf magazine, publishes a story that destroys his reputation. Now Eddie, championed by cunning lawyer Charlie Mayfield, must defend himself in court. But proving libel is extremely difficult, and the truth has a way of coming out, especially when the trial becomes a national spectacle. Eddie and Charlie are in for the fight of their lives: proving that what was written in that article was nothing but bad lies.
About the Author
Born in England, Tony Jacklin is a retired professional golfer who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002. His many professional tournament wins include the 1969 British Open and the 1970 U.S. Open. He was the first European to win the U.S. Open in 84 years, and he dominated, winning by seven strokes. Tony has also played on seven European Ryder Cup teams and has been the captain of four others. In 1970, Tony earned the distinguished title of Commander of the British Empire, given by Queen Elizabeth II. He has written or co-written numerous other books, including Jacklin, The Champion's Own Story; The Ryder Cup: The Complete History of Golf's Greatest Competition; Tony Jacklin: My Autobiography; Silent Mind Golf; and Your Game and Mine. Shelby Yastrow received his law degree from Northwestern University and began private practice in 1959. In 1978, he joined McDonald's Corporation as Chief Litigation Counsel. He was later promoted to Executive Vice-President and General Counsel. Since retiring, Shelby has taken up writing, and prior to Bad Lies has written two other legal suspense novels: Undue Influence (which reached No. 7 on the Chicago Tribune national bestseller list) and Under Oath. He has also written the nonfiction book Vision to Legacy, a work about franchising and the history of Great Clips, Inc., the world's largest franchiser of hair salons.
"Simply put, the game of golf often unveils the truth about someone. The same could be said for a courtroom, and much like a golf tournament, there are highs and lows in every legal battle. My longtime friend, Tony Jacklin, and author, Shelby Yastrow, understand these similarities and have managed to wonderfully weave them into a fascinating, fictional page-turner." —Jack Nicklaus, World Golf Hall of Famer, 18-time Majors Champion