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Tiptoeing Through Hell - John Strege

Tiptoeing Through Hell

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Published: 6th May 2003
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Veteran golf writer John Strege gives you the history and takes you behind the scenes of the US Open, considered the most difficult tournament in golf.

The US Open Golf tournament, one of the four 'Majors' together with The Masters, The British Open, and the PGA, is widely considered the most difficult of the four tournaments. Each year the tournament is played on a different course. Fifty years ago the US Golf Association, whose tournament this is, decided the condition of the courses had to be toughened. The fairways on the designated course narrowed, the rough was allowed to grow tall and the greens were mowed close and rolled frequently, producing surfaces whose slickness the pros have compared to billiard tables.

In Tiptoeing Through Hell, John Strege has chronicled the last 50 years of the tournament when these punitive conditions have held sway.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Blue Blazers and Dandruff, Leather and Chainsp. 1
The Monsterp. 17
Olympic Mettlep. 33
Blast Furnace Openp. 51
Boston Massacrep. 63
Pasture Poolp. 77
Beauty and a Beastp. 91
Miller Timep. 109
Paybackp. 119
Two-Chip Chenp. 135
A Day for a Kitep. 145
Little Big Manp. 157
Windmills and Clowns' Mouthsp. 169
Painhurstp. 183
A Walk on the Beachp. 197
The Munyp. 211
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ISBN: 9780060934255
ISBN-10: 0060934255
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 6th May 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.18