100 Years of the U. S. Open: A Century of Excellence

100 Years of the U. S. Open: A Century of Excellence

by John Delery, Greg Garber
     
 

100 Years of the U.S. Open: A Century of Excellence documents the feats of golfers throughout the century of U.S. Open competition.

Included are the tragedies, triumphs, and travesties that have unfolded over the years. Learn about the evolution of both the game of golf and the Open, which began in 1895 with the first tournament sponsored by the USGA.

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100 Years of the U.S. Open: A Century of Excellence documents the feats of golfers throughout the century of U.S. Open competition.

Included are the tragedies, triumphs, and travesties that have unfolded over the years. Learn about the evolution of both the game of golf and the Open, which began in 1895 with the first tournament sponsored by the USGA. In the first few years of its existence the Open was dominated by Europeans (from Scotland and England, mostly); by the 1910s, such American-born golfers as Johnny McDermott and Francis Ouimet proved that the local talent had come of age.

Follow the evolution of the game through the Roaring Twenties, when Bobby Jones set new standards of excellence in golf and in the Open; witness Ben Hogan's awe-inspiring victory in 1950, only sixteen short months after he had nearly lost both his life and the use of his legs in a devastating car accident; and watch both the event and Arnold Palmer vault into the modern day with the advent of televised golf. These are but a few of the many and varied examples of the rich history documented in this book. Written by experienced sports journalists Greg Garber and John Delery and packed with photographs of the players and courses that have made the Open such a thrilling event, 100 Open is a magnificent overview of one of the premier sporting events in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567999570
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.68(d)

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