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The Forbidden Game

Updated: July 1, 2014, 3:28 PM ET
By Dan Washburn | Special to ESPN.com

The following excerpt comes from Dan Washburn's new book "The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream," which follows the lives of three men caught up in China's bizarre -- and, in some cases, illegal -- golf scene. The passage below focuses on Zhou Xunshu, whose inspiring underdog story takes him from peasant farmer to security guard to professional golfer.

"You have to think like a businessman," Zhou Xunshu said. "Itemize everything."

But a quick look ...

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