About the Authors

Tony Jacklin

Tony Jacklin
  • 30 professional wins
  • 2 Major championships
  • 8 European Tour wins
  • 4 PGA Tour wins
  • 2 Senior PGA Tour wins
  • 4-time Ryder Cup Captain

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

Shelby Yastrow
  • Retired General Counsel and Executive Vice President, McDonald’s Corp.
  • Board of Directors, Great Clips. Inc.
  • Former Board Member, Franchise Finance Corporation of America, Spirit Realty Capital, Inc., and Cold Stone Creamery
  • Bestselling legal suspense novelist

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 franchisor of hair salons.