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Normal Sport 2 Digital Version


An illustrated collection of all the bizarre, amazing golf moments of 2022. A look back at everything from Charlie's twirl to Harry's (very different kind of) twirl. From Spieth flirting with literal disaster to Scheffler eyeing every trophy in his line of sight. From Mito’s shock to JT's dagger, Cam's close to Rory’s despair, from grains of sand to a league perhaps built on them.

We cover everything from A to Zalatoris, including (and there are many, many pages about this) Tom Kim flexing on the universe. While the premise of the book is focused on the preposterous—like UK golfers carrying around two lanterns on their golf bags at the U.S. Open, Tiger sitting down to a presser next to a motorcycle, and a beaver in a boat zipping around the Phoenix Open—we also get steep on Scottie’s tears, Tiger’s pain, Rory’s grace and [takes deep breath] a foreign monarchy spending $800 million on a new golf league with political, cultural and moral implications.

Normal Sport 2 is a look back at another insane year in golf as we dive into everything that mattered and a bunch of stuff that probably didn’t.

This digital book is best read on an iPad or similar device. That will provide the greatest "wait, he included what in that illustration?" experience and upon which Phil's famous quote from February will certainly pop more than it otherwise would.

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...makes your time spent following golf feel worthwhile.
- Chris Solomon (No Laying Up)
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We should savor this reminder that sports are fun.
- Justin Ray (Twenty First Group)
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It's a must-read then a must-read again.
- Rick Gehman (
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Some frequently asked questions
Why are you selling on a website and not on Amazon?

There are a few reasons, but the primary ones are 1. Amazon takes a preposterous cut of the revenue on digital books 2. This was mostly meant to be a standalone digital product because of how rich the illustrations are (it’s difficult to format it in such a way to make it pop on Kindle like it does as a PDF) and 3. I wanted to custom mail every hardcover copy and let my kids earn some money for helping in the process.

Can I read it on my phone?

You can do that, although reading a PDF on your phone is a bit more straining because of how small the text is. This project -- because of how rich the illustrations are -- was always meant more bigger devices like iPads.

How do I receive my digital copy?

At checkout, you should get a download link (you may have to refresh your browser). If you don't see it, a download link will also be in your inbox.

What if I can’t figure out how to download this thing?

You can email me at

Can I gift this to someone?

The best way to do this is to just put their email in at checkout and pay for it. They'll receive a download link to their email, and you'll always be the person who introduced them to golden calves jokes about Phil and Vince Carter GIFs.

Are you worried about people buying one copy and sending it to 100 people?

Oh I suppose. Perhaps I'm too trusting of folks, but I just presume most people will care enough about it to purchase it for themselves. If you work hard enough, you can steal most digital products. I'll never win that war. But I'm grateful for everyone who appreciates the time, effort and energy that were put into this project enough to throw $20 at it.

Who did the illustrations?

Jason Page. He’s incredible. Hire him if you have a project. You can find him on Twitter here.

What was the inspiration for this format?

Shea Serrano's excellent essays on The Office and Scrubs, which you can find here. He was the first person I recall saying, "Yo, I'm just going to make a digital book the way I want to make it." And of course, it was great.