Today Michael Bamberger is one of the top sportswriters in the world, but twenty years ago, at the tender age of twenty-four, he reached the summit of another fieldprofessional golf. He set no course records, made no monstrous putts, and no television cameras followed him around. But the writer received a golf education most fans only dream about: He spent six months caddying on the PGA Tour. Part sports book, part travel-adventure, The Green Road Home is the book that launched Bamberger's career. For six months he carried the bags of some of the game's finest, most promising, and most colorful charactersfrom legends such as Al Geiberger ("Mr. 59") and George Archer, to up-and-comers like Brad Faxon and Steve Elkingtonin tournaments ranging from the Byron Nelson Classic to the British Open to the PGA Championship. The Green Road Home is an entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes account of days and nights on the PGA Tour; a true classic of sports writing.
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About the Author
Michael Bamberger was born in Patchogue, New York, in 1960. After college he became a reporter, first for the Vineyard Gazette (on Martha's Vineyard), later for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and since 1995 he has been a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of three other acclaimed books on golf, including This Golfing Life, To the Linksland, and PGA Tour star Davis Love's autobiography Every Shot I Take, which he ghostwrote. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and many anthologies, including the Best American Sportswriting annual. He lives in Philadelphia.