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The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America's Golf Classic, Second Edition

The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America's Golf Classic, Second Edition

by David Sowell
     
 

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Revered as the most prestigious tournament in golf, the Masters commands international attention, even among nongolfers. The first edition of The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America’s Golf Classic took the unique approach of tackling Augusta National hole by hole. Each hole had its own chapter, with colorful stories on the greatest shots,

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Revered as the most prestigious tournament in golf, the Masters commands international attention, even among nongolfers. The first edition of The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America’s Golf Classic took the unique approach of tackling Augusta National hole by hole. Each hole had its own chapter, with colorful stories on the greatest shots, biggest disasters, and amazing events that took place on each. David Sowell returns to Augusta now with the second edition of The Masters, adding more history and updating each hole with additional stories of greatness and tales of woe. He addresses Tiger’s continued dominance as well as how Phil Mickelson finally got over his majors hump in a major way. Sowell also discusses the changes that have been made to the course in an effort to make it more difficult and shows how those changes have affected play. The legends of the Masters are in full force in this unique and lively look at America’s golf classic. From Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen to Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, all the greatest Masters moments of the greatest golfers are here in one book. The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America’s Golf Classic, Second Edition provides a rich historical view of the course where success breeds legends and where failure can haunt even the most brilliant golfer’s career.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:

“Every kind of book on the Masters that could be written had been written, until David Sowell came along.”

“Sowell gives us the Masters in full flower.”

“An entertaining read that enthusiasts will enjoy.”

Furman Bisher

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:

“Every kind of book on the Masters that could be written had been written, until David Sowell came along.”—Furman Bisher, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Booklist

“Sowell gives us the Masters in full flower.”—Booklist
Library Journal
Unequivocally, the Masters is one of professional golf's premier tournaments. From its beginning in 1934, when Bobby Jones hosted the first invitational on the new course at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, to the present exploits of Tiger Woods and others, no contest has captured the interest of spectators like the Masters. Sowell, a former security adviser at the Masters and self-proclaimed "golfaholic," chronicles each hole's contribution to the excitement of the event, including the great moments and disasters as experienced by the game's best. The title provides the reader with a unique view of the course, illustrating the difficulties of each hole plus the strategies employed to try and overcome the challenges. Featured in the publication are black-and-white photographs, maps, and an appendix of former champions. This is an entertaining read that enthusiasts will enjoy.-Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597971379
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

David Sowell has written about golf and golf history for numerous golf publications, including the United States Golf Association’s Golf Journal, Links Magazine, and Golf Illustrated. He lives in Taylors, South Carolina.

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