The Masters: A Hole-By-Hole History of America's Golf Classic

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 292 pages
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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.

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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 ... Read full review


TenHole No 10Par Four495 Yards Camellia
11White Dogwood
ElevenHole No 11Par 4505 Yards White Dogwood
12Golden Bell
TwelveHole No 12Par Three155 Yards Golden Bell
ThirteenHole No 13Par Five510 Yards Azalea
14Chinese Fir

3Flowering Peach
ThreeHole No 3Par Four350 Yards Flowering Peach
4Flowering Crab Apple
FourHole No 4Par Three240 Yards Flowering Crab Apple
FiveHole No 5Par Four455 Yards Magnolia
SixHole No 6Par Three180 Yards Juniper
SevenHole No 7Par Four450 yards Pampas
8Yellow Jasmine
EightHole No 8Par Five570 Yards Yellow Jasmine
9Carolina Cherry
NineHole No 9Par Four460 Yards Carolina Cherry
FourteenHole No 14Par Four440 Yards Chinese Fir
FifteenHole No 15Par Five530 Yards Firethorn
SixteenHole No 16Par Three170 Yards Redbud
SeventeenHole No 17Par Four440 Yards Nandina
EighteenHole No 18Par Four465 Yards Holly
Appendix 1Masters Champions
Qualifications for Invitation
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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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