How We Won the Ryder Cup: The Caddies' Stories [NOOK Book]

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The Ryder Cup battle between Europe and the USA is one of the biggest events in the golfing calendar and in 2006, the former underdogs showed they are now the dominant force in the biennial matches. It was another marvellous example of teamwork, and the caddies have played no small part in Europe overcoming the odds. The players hit the shots; their trusty caddies share the hopes, the glory and, occasionally, the misery.

What was it like being beside Sam Torrance when he holed ...

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How We Won the Ryder Cup: The Caddies' Stories

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Overview

The Ryder Cup battle between Europe and the USA is one of the biggest events in the golfing calendar and in 2006, the former underdogs showed they are now the dominant force in the biennial matches. It was another marvellous example of teamwork, and the caddies have played no small part in Europe overcoming the odds. The players hit the shots; their trusty caddies share the hopes, the glory and, occasionally, the misery.

What was it like being beside Sam Torrance when he holed the winning putt and shed his tears on that historic moment at The Belfry in 1985? Fast forward to 2006 and a highly emotional appearance by Darren Clarke. What was it like being by his side? What was the story behind Colin Montgomerie's right-hand-man returning to his bag to help lay to rest the ghost of 1999? How do you cope when Seve Ballesteros is in full cry against the 'old enemy', especially when you are an American yourself? In 1991, a spike mark cost Europe the tournament, but what really happened behind the ropes? Who knew his man had had a vision he would beat Tiger Woods in 1997 - and saw it come true? What was it like witnessing those awful scenes at Brookline up close and personal in 1999? Who knew exactly which line to take when Paul McGinley sank his memorable winning putt in 2002?

How We Won the Ryder Cup covers all the drama that has unfolded in the competition over the years and includes the action from the 2006 tournament at The K Club, County Kildare in Ireland, which saw Europe storm to a third successive victory.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780572581
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 428 KB

Meet the Author

Norman Dabell is also the author of Winning the Open and Natural Hazard. He is a radio broadcaster and writes for the Daily Telegraph and Reuters international news agency.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Ian Woosnam, European Captain 2006     9
Foreword   Bernhard Langer, European Captain 2004     11
Foreword   Sam Torrance, European Captain 2002     13
Foreword   Severiano Ballesteros, European Captain 1997     15
Foreword   Bernard Gallacher, European Captain 1991-95     17
Introduction     19
How We Won the Ryder Cup Back 1985: A 28-year Wait is Over     21
How We Kept the Ryder Cup 1987: A Maiden Victory on American Soil     37
How We Halved the Ryder Cup - But Kept It 1989: All-Square but the Cup Stays in Europe     57
How We Lost the Ryder Cup 1991: A 'War on the Shore'     81
How We Lost the Ryder Cup Again 1993: Defeat Comes Hard for Europe     103
How We Won the Ryder Cup Back Again 1995: Unsung Europe Turn the Tables     123
How We Won 'El' Ryder Cup 1997: The Fastest Buggy in the West     149
How We Lost the Ryder Cup Again 1999: No Tea Party for Europe     181
How We Regained the Ryder Cup 2002: The Postponed Match     211
How We Ran Away With the Ryder Cup 2004: A Record Win for Europe     253
How We Won the O'Ryder Cup 2006: The Record is Equalled     287
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