About the Book

"Fred Corcoran, the legendary sports promoter and agent, wrote an anecdote-packed autobiography called "Unplayable Lies," and some of his stories are retold in this new volume by his daughter. But Judy Corcoran has produced a first-rate biography of her dad, placing his lively career in the context of American sport's amazing growth in the 20th century. Fred Corcoran put together the modern PGA Tour, negotiated contracts and staged exhibitions for Ted Williams, Sam Snead, Babe Ruth and Babe Zaharias, and pretty much gabbed his way into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Funny but factual, "The Man Who Sold the World on Golf" belongs in any serious (or not-so-serious) golf book collection."
John Garrity, Sports Illustrated

"Promoter Fred Corcoran, unknown today, would have made a heck of a tour commissioner. His daughter's cozy life perspective tells why he was a man ahead of his time."
Cliff Schrock, Golf Digest

"This wonderful book says that as a golfer, Fred's claim to fame was that he three-putted all over the world. I don't know about his putting, but I'll tell you what I do know: The man had game."
Ken Venturi in Sports Illustrated Golf

"Corcoran's daughter brings alive the personality, drive, imagination, and charisma Fred displayed during the 50 years he held court."
Les Schupak, The Met Golfer (view the article)

"Corcoran's daughter takes Fred's tales, weaves them with stories about Fred, and puts them in the context of the times to paint an enjoyable, historical picture of an original golf personality and how he helped put golf on the world map."
The World Golf Hall of Fame (view the article)

"I am honored to add this book to our library."
Jack Nicklaus

"It is a great read and a nice addition to my personal library. Your father's commitment and numerous contributions to the game of golf will be felt my many for years to come."
Stephen Mona, CEO World Golf Foundation