Download e-book for iPad: Golf's Greatest Eighteen : Today's Top Golf Writers Debate by David Mackintosh

By David Mackintosh

Modern day most sensible golfing writers debate and rank the sport's maximum champions Armed with a veritable who is who of best golfing reporters, Golf's maximum delves during the prior eighty years of golf heritage to take on the main debated query within the video game: Who rather are the best golfers of all time? if you happen to placed the all time champions on an equivalent taking part in box this present day, who might reign triumphant? How a lot may yesterday's stars earn in modern day cash? Weaving jointly a different blend of the game's old feats with modern day statistical research, the world's maximum golfing writers supply 18 unique essays at the world's maximum golfers, together with bright graphics of Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Contributing writers contain: Mike Purkey, president of the golfing Writers of the US Ben Wright, CBS broadcaster and golfing correspondent for the Sunday occasions Jaime Diaz, senior author for golfing Digest and the hot York occasions John Garrity, senior author for activities Illustrated John Hopkins, golfing correspondent for the days

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Even the nation’s top courses fell into some state of disrepair during the war years, and the 1940s Tour rarely made those stops. Nelson instead won at courses called Myers Park, Starmount Forest, Hope Valley, and Capital City—mostly ragged courses, fairways often a mix of hardpan and unattended weeds—to the extent that many events were played using “winter rules,” allowing competitors to move the ball a few inches into playable lies. Nelson handled the quality courses equally well, however, surviving a second-round scare in the PGA Championship at Moraine Country Club—Mike Turnesa was two up with four holes to play, but Nelson finished birdie-birdie-eagle-par for victory—before scoring his largest win (by an eleven-stroke margin) in the biggest-money event of the year at Tam O’Shanter Country Club in Chicago and then making it eleven straight victories at the Thornhill Country Club, near Toronto, in the Canadian Open.

S. Open. How did the Inverness folks react to having an Open champion in their immediate future? “They were happy for me, but they didn’t renegotiate,” Nelson recalled, laughing. Actually, they did. At the next board meeting the governors approved a recommendation made by the club president that increased Nelson’s fixed compensation by $1,000 and eliminated charges for meals. It bumped Nelson’s salary over the initial seven-month contract period to $4,600, plus all pro shop and lesson proceeds.

Copyright 2003 by Dave Mackintosh. Click Here for Terms of Use. 37 38 G o l f ’s G r e a t e s t E i g h t e e n Not today, thanks to the persistent preaching of Player, a winner of 163 championships and tournaments worldwide in five decades and still convinced that, heading into his upper sixties, he can win during his sixth. I hope Player does so, because I remember his emergence in Great Britain as a raw nineteen-year-old with a magnificent work ethic and overflowing determination but minimal talent or knowledge of the golf swing.

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