Embedded Balls: Adventures on and off the Tour with Golf's Premier Storyteller

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For nearly thirty years, Peter Jacobsen-player, entertainer, (off-) color commentator, television host, golf-course designer, and entrepreneur (but, no, he doesn't do windows)-has been a favorite of fans and fellow golfers, and when he published Buried Lies in 1993, it was an immediate success. But a lot has happened since then-to him, to his colleagues, and to the game itself—and so it's high time he launched a mulligan.

From Jack Nicklaus to Michelle Wie, Tiger Woods to Vijay ...

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Overview

For nearly thirty years, Peter Jacobsen-player, entertainer, (off-) color commentator, television host, golf-course designer, and entrepreneur (but, no, he doesn't do windows)-has been a favorite of fans and fellow golfers, and when he published Buried Lies in 1993, it was an immediate success. But a lot has happened since then-to him, to his colleagues, and to the game itself—and so it's high time he launched a mulligan.

From Jack Nicklaus to Michelle Wie, Tiger Woods to Vijay Singh, Jacobsen takes you behind the scenes of the pro tour like no one else can, as he tells you what it's like to play the PGA and Champions tours simultaneously ("from flat-belly to fat-belly"); how John Daly nearly decapitated a spectator; what players really say to each other in the locker room; why getting on SportsCenter is not always a good thing; how Payne Stewart got back at Paul Azinger for beating him in a tournament (moral: always check your shoes before you put them on); why loaning your caddy to Tiger Woods can be a mistake; what made Arnold Palmer change his shorts; and how Jacobsen won the U.S. Open (well…kind of).

Throughout, it is a book filled with wit, warmth, insight, and just plain fun: a pure delight. So grab your sticks and strap on your nails—let's go another round.

 

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Golf veteran Peter Jacobsen is back in a big way. The genial PGA favorite had planned to switch to the Champions Tour when he turned 50 in March 2004; but then, at age 49, he won a big PGA Tour event, got named Comeback Player of the Year, and snared a PGA exemption, enabling the zestful jock to play both the "flat belly" and "fat belly" tours. In Embedded Balls, he bares the often hilarious inside story of pro golf as it is really played.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399153167
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/18/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Jacobsen, winner of seven Tour events, was named the PGA's Comeback Player of the Year in 2003, at the age of forty-nine-and the next year promptly won the U.S. Senior Open, on a bad hip, no less. He is partners in Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design, hosts two television shows on The Golf Channel, and his Peter Jacobsen Productions stages events around the country.  

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Memories of Payne 9
2 Tinseltown and Big John 25
3 Plugged In 41
4 A Breakout Year 55
5 Hartford in My Heart 73
6 Please...I'm Trying to Concentrate Here 83
7 A Senior Moment...Interrupted 91
8 The U.S. Senior Open: How It All Went Down 107
9 The Pros and the Ams 131
10 Tiger and Fluff...and Other Stuff 147
11 Carrying On a "Tradition" 163
12 Things We Can Do Better 183
Acknowledgments 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    Great Book!

    This is a must have golf book with wonderful anecdotal stories, written by Jack Sheehan for Peter Jacobsen. Happy to see Jack and Peter teaming up again for another successful insiders look at golf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    best golf book in last five years

    One great story after another to let the reader inside the ropes of the PGA and Champions Tour. Funny, poingnant,and so much more interesting than the typical slap-together golf book or anecdotes or twice-told stories. Wish it had been twice as long.

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