New York : Doubleday, c2009
xxiii, 326 p. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780385519137, 0385519133, Language:
Jenkins has selected the best of his original dispatches from the past sixty years
I. The Fifties. Monster brought to its knees : Ben Hogan at the 1951 U.S. Open ; Slippery slopes : Sam Snead at the 1952 Masters ; The Hungarian : Julius Boros at the 1952 U.S. Open ; Slamming the door on the Slammer : Ben Hogan vs. Sam Snead at the 1953 U.S. Open at Oakmont ; Two immortals, one winner : Ben Hogan vs, Sam Snead in a playoff at the 1954 Masters ; Doctor makes a course call : Dr. Cary Middlecoff wins the 1955 Masters ; Upset of the ages : 1955 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco ; The man who ruined a story : Jackie Burrke wins the 1956 Masters ; Old Tom : Tommy "Thunder" Bolt at the 1958 U.S. Open at Southern Hills ; A putter and a paunch : Billy Casper wins the 1959 U.S. Open at Winged Foot -- II. The Sixties. Wringing destiny's neck : Arnold Palmer at the 1960 Masters ; The greatest day : Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus collide at the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills ; Foreign body infects Masters : Gary Player beats Arnold Palmer for the 1961 Masters ; The Machine : Gene Littler at the 1961 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills ; The tempestuous one : Tommy "Thunder" Bolt at the 1961 PGA at Olympia Fields in Chicago ; Let's hear it for greed : Arnold Palmer at the 1962 Masters ; The new guy : Jack Nicklaus at the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont ; Welcome to "Palmerston" : Arnold Palmer wins the 1962 British Open at Troon ; To hell and back : Ken Venturi wins the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional ; Buffalo, Gear, Elk, and Palmer : Billy Casper beats Palmer at the 1966 U.S. Open at Olympic ; Tour vet wins one for tour vets : Gay Brewer, Jr., takes the 1967 Masters ; Super Mex : Super Mex : Lee Trevino wins the 1968 U.S. Open at Oak Hill ; The Junkman cools it : Julius Boros wins the 1968 PGA at Pecan Valley ; Sorry Billy : 1969 Masters at Augusta ; The Cross-hander : Orville Moody wins the U.S. Open in 1969 at Champions in Houston -- III. The Seventies. A merry young Englishman : Tony Jacklin at the 1970 U.S. Open at Hazeltine ; Virtue in the Valley of Sin : Jack Nicklaus wins 1970 British Open at St. Andrews ; Another one gets away : Arnold Palmer loses to Dave Stockton at the 1970 PGA at Southern Hills ; A quiet man at Augusta : Charles Coody beats Jack Nicklaus to win the 1971 Masters ; Remember the Battle of Merion : 1971 U.S. Open in Philadelphia ; A Yank at Birkdale : 1971 British open ; Weed killer : Nicklaus wins 1972 Masters ; The glorious quest : Nicklaus at the 1972 U.S.Open at Pebble Beach ; Slam spoiler : Trevino over Nicklaus at the 1972 British Open ; Case of disrespect : Johnny Miller wins 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont ; Trains, planes, and rains : Tom Weiskopf wins 1973 British Open at Troon ; Going one up on a legend : Nicklaus wins the '73 PGA ; Hooray for Hollywood : Nicklaus wins 1975 Masters ; Madness at Medinah : Lou Graham wins 1975 U.S. Open in Chicago ; Sweet sixteen : Nicklaus wins 1975 PGA at Firestone ; Striking another blow for youth : Jerry Pate wins 1976 U.S. Open at the Atlanta Athletic Club ; A braw brawl : Tom Watson tops Nicklaus at the 1977 British Open ; Sudden death comes to town : Lanny Wadkins wins 1977 PGA at Pebble Beach ; The true sportsman : Gary Player wins 1978 Masters ; Last man standing : Fuzzy Zoeller wins 1979 Masters ; Dental project : Hale Irwin wins 1979 U.S. Open in Toledo ; Adios, amigos! : Seve Ballesteros wins 1979 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Anne's --
IV. The Eighties. The reign of Spain : Seve Ballesteros wins 1980 Masters ; Return of the Big Dog : Nicklaus wins 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusrol ; Seeing double : Nicklaus wins 1980 PGA at Oak Hill ; A drive down easy street : Larry Nelson wins 1981 PGA in Atlanta ; The 1,000-to-1 shot : Tom Watson over Nicklaus at 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach ; Breakthrough for the Heartbreak Kid : Ben Crenshaw wins 1984 Masters ; Man unfazed by shark attack : Fuzzy Zoeller beats Norman at 1984 U.S. Open at Winged Foot ; Gott in Himmel! : Bernard Langer wins 1985 Masters ; North by Taiwan : Chen folds to Andy North in 1985 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills ; Turning back the clock : Nicklaus wins 20th major at 1986 Masters ; Tempo Raymondo : Ray Floyd wins 1986 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills ; Matilda waltzes : Greg Norman wins 1986 British Open at Turnberry ; Olympic strikes again : Simpson over Watson at 1987 U.S. Open at Olympic ; Strange interlude : Curtis over Faldo at 1988 U.S. Open at The Country Club ; King Curtis : Strange again at 1989 U.S. Open at Oak Hill -- V. The Nineties. Shoot a USGA official on sight : Hale Irwin wins sudden death at 1990 U.S. Open ; Fairways and putts : Ian Baker-Finch wins 1991 British Open at Royal Birkdale ; Kill it, John : John Daly takes 1991 PGA at Crooked Stick in Indiana ; Just Fred : Fred Couples wins 1992 Masters ; The consummate grinder : Tom Kite wins 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach ; Revenge of the shark : Greg Norman wins 1993 British Open atSandwich ; Half a slam : Nick Price wins 1994 PGA at Southern Hills ; A sentimental journey : Ben Crenshaw wins 1995 Masters ; Reversal of fortune : Norman's epic collapse in 1996 Masters ; The Late Show, starring-- Mark Brooks wins 1996 PGA ; He's here : Tiger by 12 at 1997 Masters ; Somewhere under the rainbow : Davis Love III wins 1997 PGA at Winged Foot ; Urgent call for a name : Mark O'Meara wins 1998 British Open at Royal Birkdale ; The Payne stops here : Payne Stewart wins 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst ; The Inspector calls : Jean Van de Velde at the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie ; Don't look now : Tiger wins 1999 PGA at Medinah -- VI. The Two Thousands. A league of his own : Tiger by 15 at 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach ; Broken record : Tiger by 8 at 2000 British Open at St. Andrews ; Triple play : Tiger wins 2000 PGA at Valhalla ; A slam by any name : Tiger slam at the 2001 Masters ; Major surprise : Retief Goosen wins 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills ; Golfding royalty goes public : Tiger wins 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park on Long Island ; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Els : Ernie Els wins 2002 British Open at Muirfield ; That wonderful year : Ben Curtis wins 2003 British Open at Sandwich ; At long last : Phil Mickelson wins 2004 Masters ; It shouldn't happen to a sportswriter : Todd Hamilton wins 2004 British Open ; Land reclaimed by Dracula : Pete Dye and 2004 PGA at Whistling Straits ; The people's choice : Phil Mickelson wins 2005 PGA at Baltusrol ; Full body slam : Geoff Ogilvy accepts 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot ; Now you're cooking : Tiger wins 2007 PGA at Southern Hills ; Immelman's turn : Trevor Immelman wins 2008 Masters ; Tiger Woods and the knee-jerk open : Tiger beats Rocco at 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines
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