Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History

Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History

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In a long, award-winning career writing about golf, Bill Fields has sought out the most interesting storiesa€”not just those featuring big winners and losers, but the ones that get at the very character of the game. Collected here, his pieces offer an intriguing portrait of golf over the past century. The legends are here in vivid profiles of such familiar figures as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Wright, and Tiger Woods. But so are lesser-known golfers like John Schlee, Billy Joe Patton, and Bert Yancey, whose tales are no less compelling. The book is filled with colorful moments and perceptive observations about golf greats ranging from the first American-born U.S. Open champion, Johnny McDermott, to Seve Ballesteros, the Spaniard who led Europea€™s resurgence in the game in the late twentieth century. Fields gives us golf writing at its finest, capturing the gamea€™s larger dramas and finer details, its personalities and its enduring appeal.He has also become the answer to a rather prominent trivia question. Nelson could feel his muscles ... Woods also has streaks of six (August 1999a€“February 2000) and five (September 2007a€“March 2008) straight victories. As for challenginganbsp;...

Title:Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History
Author: Bill Fields
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2014-06-01

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