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The Making of the Masters : Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament - David Owen

The Making of the Masters

Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2003
ISBN: 9780684867519
Number Of Pages: 289

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The first full history of the most prestigious golf tournament of the year, based on unprecedented access to the archives of the Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters is the one tournament, Sam Snead said, that every golfer wants to win. Played on the magnificent Augusta National Course, with the dogwoods and azaleas in dazzling bloom, the Masters has become the dividing line between winter and spring, and the hallmark of greatness for the pros who walk its fairways.

The story of the tournament and the club are inseparable from that of its founding chairman, Clifford Roberts. David Owen was given unprecedented, unlimited access to the archives, records, and memories of the Augusta National Golf Club and its members, to write a full, thorough look at Roberts and the world he created.

Robert's meticulous attention to detail helped build the Masters into a tradition like no other, and Augusta National into every golfer's view of what heaven should be. The Making of the Masters tells the full story of how the club struggled through its early years; how the course has changed to remain a challenge for the world's best players; and how the Roberts legacy is still alive in the most impeccably run event on the golfing calendar.

About the Author

David Owen is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a contributing editor of Golf Digest, and the author of My Usual Game .

Industry Reviews

Jaime Diaz New York Times Book Review Owen accomplishes something...important and long overdue in this sometimes revelatory work -- Clifford Roberts is humanized.

Benevolent Dictatorp. 13
"I Just Figured Cliff Had Never Been a Child"p. 33
Beginningp. 49
Augusta National Invitation Tournamentp. 79
"The World's Wonder Inland Golf Course"p. 101
Cattle, Turkeys, and Prisoners of Warp. 141
General Ikep. 165
Televisionp. 183
Roberts's Rulesp. 209
Inside, Outsidep. 227
Monumentsp. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 277
Indexp. 281
Photo Creditsp. 290
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ISBN: 9780684867519
ISBN-10: 0684867516
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 2nd April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.392
Edition Number: 1

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