Download Duel in the Sun Books - RDFBooks

Download Duel in the Sun Books

Simon and Schuster

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 1439141924 - ISBN-13: 9781439141922

5/5 by 36 votes


Not the book you're looking for?



In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually on the great links courses of Scotland and England, the birthplace of the game. By the time the 1977 Open came to Turnberry on Scotland's west coast, Jack Nicklaus had established himself as the greatest champion the golf world has ever known, well on his way to the record that Tiger Woods would spend his childhood dreaming of and pointing toward. The sight of Nicklaus on the leaderboard was enough to make strong golfers shake. Everyone knew that Nicklaus was the man to beat in every major championship he entered.At the same time, Tom Watson had become the latest golfer to be heralded as the "Next Nicklaus." Watson had overcome his reputation for choking in big tournaments and was beginning to be viewed by his peers as the top player of his generation. He had won two majors, but there were still questions about his ability to stand up under the fiercest pressure.There are few moments in sports when it is clear to one and all that a torch has been passed. The 1977 Open Championship at Turnberry was one such event. The weather was uncharacteristically warm, British golf fans bared their pink skin to the unfamiliar sun, and the course played hard and fast. Nicklaus and Watson were tied after the first two rounds. Nicklaus shot a blistering 65-66 over the last two days to post a 72-hole score that set a tournament record; but Watson, paired with Nicklaus over those fateful 36 holes, looked Jack in the eye and shot 65-65 to win by a stroke. And the Next Nicklaus had been found at last, even as the original kept winning major tournaments -- but the air of invincibility was gone forever.Michael Corcoran takes the drama of this rare moment in golf history and brings it to vivid life. He draws on his interviews with competitors, caddies, commentators, and spectators to tell the magnificent story of this epic duel in all the rich detail any fan of golfing drama could ask for. Duel in the Sun is an unforgettable tale of the rise of a new hero and the grace of an older champion welcoming him to the summit of the game.

Reviews

64x64

Kelly Walker

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Michael Walker

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Ben Simpson

Good book

Recent Books

Deep Dark Fears
Deep Dark Fears
Fran Krause
A devilishly funny collection of comics that explores our most gruesome, hilarious, and bizare fears—and the dangers lurking around every corner.We...
Cambridge IGCSE Accounting Student's Book
Cambridge IGCSE Accounting Student's Book
Catherine Coucom
Endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations. Cambridge IGCSE Accounting has been written as per the specifications of the...
The Daily Stoic
The Daily Stoic
Ryan Holiday
From the team that brought youThe Obstacle Is the WayandEgo Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street...
Practice of Education in Trinidad & Tobago
Practice of Education in Trinidad & Tobago
Rodney A. Libert
In this research, I questioned if the education system in Trinidad & Tobago caters to students with special education needs. I begin with a brief...
Electric Circuits Fundamentals
Electric Circuits Fundamentals
Thomas L. Floyd
For DC/AC Circuits courses requiring a comprehensive, class tested text with an emphasis on DC/AC Circuit principles, practical applications and...
The 20/20 Diet
The 20/20 Diet
Phil McGraw
In The 20/20 Diet, Dr. Phil McGraw identifies seven reasons other diets fail people over and over again: hunger, cravings, feeling of restriction,...
Widowmaker
Widowmaker
Paul Doiron
In Paul Doiron's riveting novel Widowmaker, Game Warden Mike Bowditch is on the trail of a ruthless vigilante amid the snow-covered mountains of...
Essentials of Genetics
Essentials of Genetics
William S. Klug
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGenetics™ does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the...
Beat the Dealer
Beat the Dealer
Edward O. Thorp
The Book That Made Las Vegas Change the RulesOver 1,000,000 Copies in Print Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and inthis classic...
The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
Robin Sharma
An internationally bestselling fable about a spiritual journey, littered with powerful life lessons that teach us how to abandon consumerism in order...