The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta by Gil Capps, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

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by Gil Capps
     
 

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Long before any of the players actually hit a golf ball, the 1975 Masters Tournament was destined for the record books when Lee Elder became the first African-American ever invited to the exclusive Augusta club’s tourney. He was among the veritable Hall of Fame-list of competitors that week: Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Hale Irwin, Billy

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Long before any of the players actually hit a golf ball, the 1975 Masters Tournament was destined for the record books when Lee Elder became the first African-American ever invited to the exclusive Augusta club’s tourney. He was among the veritable Hall of Fame-list of competitors that week: Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Hale Irwin, Billy Casper, and Sam Snead. But Elder, rattled by the media attention, missed the cut. By the weekend, this would be overshadowed, however, by a showdown of the game’s three heavyweights: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tom Weiskopf. Their back-and-forth battle would rivet the golfing world and dramatically culminate in one of the greatest finishes in Masters' history.

Gil Capps, a twenty-two-year veteran of the golf industry with NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, recaptures, hole-by-hole, the thrilling drama of this singular event from golf’s golden era, from the media-crazed build-up to the tournament's final dramatic putt that would change the game of golf forever.

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Praise for The Magnificent Masters

"Stirs up the nostalgic charm of one of the greatest Masters ever."Golf Digest

“The argument can be made that golf has never had a more extraordinary day than Sunday at the 1975 Masters.…[Gil Capps] makes the reader feel as if he’s been transported back in time to that remarkable April afternoon.”—John Feinstein, national sportswriter and bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled

“Captures [the] suspense perfectly…an absorbing, informative book.”Tampa Tribune

"When so many of us who've come to be accepted as expert in matters concerning golf need answers and counsel, we call on Gil.... The Magnificent Masters is an absolute reflection of a man who not only has the deepest understanding of the significance of that stunning 1975 tournament, but the perspective to tell the story in a way that makes us all understand, too."—Jimmy Roberts, NBC Sports, host of Golf Channel's In Play with Jimmy Roberts, and author of Breaking the Slump

"In the world of details, Gil Capps is golf's strongest man, and those strengths make The Magnificent Masters as potent for the reader today as they were for the viewer in 1975."—Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel analyst and former PGA Tour winner and Masters participant

"For many of those not old enough to remember the 1975 Masters, Gil Capps helps us understand why many believe this was the greatest golf tournament of all time. Beautifully researched and presented, The Magnificent Masters reveals why this was a transformative week for the epic springtime tournament we never tire of reading about, and in many ways for the sport of golf. A must-read for any fan of the Masters and golf."—Geoff Shackelford, geoffshackelford.com, GolfWorld contributing writer and Golf Digest contributing editor

"Gil Capps is the best golf researcher in the game. He takes that attention to detail in his reporting to craft a classic on a classic, the '75 Masters."—Tim Rosaforte, senior writer for GolfWorld and Golf Digest and Golf Channel contributor

"Gil Capps is the real brains behind not just the key stats we've shared with our TV audience but more importantly much of the perspective. And now everyone is able to get the full and unparalleled 'Capps treatment' on one of the greatest golf tournaments ever played. Gil's signature attention to detail springs the '75 Masters back to life like never before...or just like you're sitting next to him in the TV tower watching it all unfold."—Dan Hicks, NBC Sports golf anchor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306821851
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
566,353
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Gil Capps is an Emmy-Award winning associate producer with NBC Sports-Golf and managing editor at the Golf Channel. He has been around the game of golf his entire adult life and lives in Winter Park, Florida.

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