This classic book from John Feinstein follows a number of both well-known and unknown golfers through the 1994 season. Though it might seem as if this book is dated, it is a surprisingly gripping story that centers around names still appearing on ESPNs Sportscenter Davis Love, Paul Azinger, etc. Feinstein writes pre-Tiger, and it seems odd somehow to read about golf without Tigers current starring role, but his absence allows more of a spotlight on other players.
By the end of the book, the language carrying the readers through the tournaments starts to sound the same one could predict birdies and bogeys and double bogeys well before the actual shots were played. Nevertheless, the stories of the personalities on tour were strangely compelling and I write this as one who has never been able to begin to comprehend the obsession for golf on any level. Within the realm of Tiger Woods current dominance of golf, it should never be forgotten the strange capriciousness of the sport, the accomplishments of those who win, and the remarkable perseverance of those who do not. This book serves as an important reminder of these things.
John Feinstein's bestselling account of the year he spent on the PGA Tour walking courses with the likes of Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tom Watson, and Tom Kite captures the world of professional golf as it has never been captured before, taking us inside the heads of the game's greatest players as well as its struggling wannabes. Written with all the insight, authority and humor that has made Feinstein America's favorite sportswriter, it is a stunning revelation of the compulsive drive of the champions, a book that will enthrall everyone who loves the game of golf.
John Feinstein is emerging as the quintessential sports media personality. He writes articles & books and appears regularly on NPR, commenting on just about every sport. In preparing this book, he spent 1993 & 1994 on the PGA tour with Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Tom Kite, Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Curtis Strange, and many others, as well as covering the PGA Qualifying School. Love golf? You'll love this book.
Feinstein traveled with golfers on the PGA Tour and wrote this inside look at the world of professional golf. "A good read rewarded . . . the best-ever account of life on the PGA Tour." Golf Magazine
John Feinstein does such a great job of chronicling the PGA tour - its stars, its rabbits, its controversies, its feel-good moments. Although somewhat dated today (2008), it's still enjoyable for anyone who has been a fan of professional golf.
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