Golf: The Legends of the Game

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Firefly Books, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
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In the few years that he has played golf on the pro circuit, Tiger Woods has done more to popularize the game of golf than Arnold Palmer has in a lifetime. Today, school-aged children around the country, from exclusive suburbs to inner city communities, are taking up golf. The game now has its own cable television station with 24 hour-a-day programming. Golf is big. It's appropriate then that Tiger Woods graces the cover of Golf. Here are the great players who have repeatedly proven themselves on the course. These are the men and women with the nerve and skill to win. They are the champions who have worn the cloak of victory with grace. Golf is an essential reference for all golf fans and the perfect tribute to the game's top 300 men and women: - Bobby Jones, the great American, true-blue amateur - Arnold Palmer, voted best known and loved - Gene Sarazen, first to win all four grand slam events - Mildred Zaharias, the beloved, all-around "Babe" - Walter Hagen, ever flamboyant - Severiano Ballesteros, swashbuckling Spaniard - Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the most celebrated golfer - Tiger Woods, the breathtaking young player, plus Fred Couples Greg Norman Ben Crenshaw Nick Price Ernie Els Chi Chi Rodriguez Nick Faldo Sam Snead Tom Watson Relive some of the greatest moments in golf, such as: - Francis Ouimet, an unknown, shocks the golf world with his 1913 win of the US Open - Gene Sarazen hits his most famous shot in the 1935 Masters - Doug Sanders makes his 1970 Open famous miss - Nicklaus' 1986 win - his sixth Masters - Seve Ballesteros becomes a legend in the 1976 Open - Bob Tway blasts Norman in the 1986 USPGA The book includes the history of the four Major Championships. The player profiles and fact boxes give name, date of birth, career highlights, major championship titles plus Ryder/Curtis Cup appearances for 280 of the world's greatest golfers. Photos and stories relive the most celebrated and unforgettable moments of all the major championships.02

In the few years that he has played golf on the pro circuit, Tiger Woods has done more to popularize the game of golf than Arnold Palmer has in a lifetime. Today, school-aged children around the country, from exclusive suburbs to inner city communities, are taking up golf. The game now has its own cable television station with 24 hour-a-day programming. Golf is big.

It's appropriate then that Tiger Woods graces the cover of Golf. Here are the great players who have repeatedly proven themselves on the course. These are the men and women with the nerve and skill to win. They are the champions who have worn the cloak of victory with grace.

Golf is an essential reference for all golf fans and the perfect tribute to the game's top 300 men and women:

  • Bobby Jones, the great American, true-blue amateur
  • Arnold Palmer, voted best known and loved
  • Gene Sarazen, first to win all four grand slam events
  • Mildred Zaharias, the beloved, all-around "Babe"
  • Walter Hagen, ever flamboyant
  • Severiano Ballesteros, swashbuckling Spaniard
  • Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the most celebrated golfer
  • Tiger Woods, the breathtaking young player, plus
    • Fred Couples
    • Greg Norman
    • Ben Crenshaw
    • Nick Price
    • Ernie Els
    • Chi Chi Rodriguez
    • Nick Faldo
    • Sam Snead
    • Tom Watson

Relive some of the greatest moments in golf, such as:

  • Francis Ouimet, an unknown, shocks the golf world with his 1913 win of the US Open
  • Gene Sarazen hits his most famous shot in the 1935 Masters
  • Doug Sanders makes his 1970 Open famous miss
  • Nicklaus' 1986 win - his sixth Masters
  • Seve Ballesteros becomes a legend in the 1976 Open
  • Bob Tway blasts Norman in the 1986 USPGA

The book includes the history of the four Major Championships. The player profiles and fact boxes give name, date of birth, career highlights, major championship titles plus Ryder/Curtis Cup appearances for 280 of the world's greatest golfers. Photos and stories relive the most celebrated and unforgettable moments of all the major championships.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION 10338 AZ Directory of Golfing Champions
6
Special Features 18 Amen CornerDanger at the Masters
18
The toughest Par4The Road Hole at St Andrews
34
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Alistair Tait has been writing about golf since 1987. For eight years he was editor of Golf Monthly magazine, and before that editor of Today's Golfer magazine. He is a member of the Association of Golf Writers and is also a qualified Rules of Golf Referee, having passed the Royal & Ancient's Refereeing and Rules of Golf examination at St. Andrews in 1995.

Alistair Tait has been writing about golf since 1987. For eight years he was editor of Golf Monthly magazine, and before that editor of Today's Golfer magazine. He is a member of the Association of Golf Writers and is also a qualified Rules of Golf Referee, having passed the Royal & Ancient's Refereeing and Rules of Golf examination at St. Andrews in 1995.

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