The Making of the Masters: Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament

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'The Masters is the one tournament that every golfer wants to win' - Sam Snead 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. Roberts' 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.
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ISBN-13: 9780684867519
ISBN-10: 0684867516
Pagini: 288
Ilustrații: 32 page 4-c and b-w insert
Dimensiuni: 156 x 235 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.4 kg
Ediția: S&s Trade Pbk.
Editura: Simon&Schuster
Colecția Simon & Schuster
Locul publicării: New York, NY, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

David Owen plays in a weekly foursome, takes mulligans off the first tee, practices intermittently at best, wore a copper wristband because Steve Ballesteros said so, and struggles for consistency even though his swing is consistent -- just mediocre. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a contributing editor to Golf Digest, and a frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly. His other books include The First National Bank of Dad, The Chosen One, The Making of the Masters, and My Usual Game. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.


Chapter One
Benevolent Dictator
Chapter Two
"I Just Figured Cliff Had Never Been a Child"
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Augusta National Invitation Tournament
Chapter Five
"The World's Wonder Inland Golf Course"
Chapter Six
Cattle, Turkeys, and Prisoners of War
Chapter Seven
General Ike
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Roberts's Rules
Chapter Ten
Inside, Outside
Chapter Eleven
Photo Credits


Jaime Diaz New York Times Book Review Owen accomplishes something...important and long overdue in this sometimes revelatory work -- Clifford Roberts is humanized.
The Wall Street Journal Owen makes us wish we had known Roberts, if only to judge him for ourselves -- no small achievement. He writes beautifully...meandering through the familiar byways, enveloping us in the Augusta-ness of it all.