The Secret of Golf

The Secret of Golf

The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

eBook - 2015
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Duels in the Sun is the story of the friendship, rivalry, and enduring relationship between golf legends Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, combined winners of twenty-six major championships, whose sparring matches defined the sport for more than a decade.The first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a seventeen-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at twenty-seven, was already the greatest golfer in the world. Though they shared some similarities⁰́₄they were both Midwestern boys who had learned to play at their fathers⁰́₉ country clubs⁰́₄they differed in most ways. Nicklaus was known for his skill and confidence; Watson's game was wild and seemingly uncontrollable. While Nicklaus lacked the charm and theatrics of crowd favorites like Arnold Palmer, Watson already possessed the zeal and energy that endeared him to fans. Tom revered Jack; Jack barely knew who was Tom was. Yet their seemingly divergent paths collided over the next twenty years, when they battled against each other again and again for championships, a place at the top of the sport, and the title of greatest living golfer.
Publisher: [New York] :, Simon & Schuster,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781476766454
1476766452
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: Duels in the Sun is the story of the friendship, rivalry, and enduring relationship between golf legends Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, combined winners of twenty-six major championships, whose sparring matches defined the sport for more than a decade.The first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a seventeen-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at twenty-seven, was already the greatest golfer in the world. Though they shared some similarities⁰́₄they were both Midwestern boys who had learned to play at their fathers⁰́₉ country clubs⁰́₄they differed in most ways. Nicklaus was known for his skill and confidence; Watson's game was wild and seemingly uncontrollable. While Nicklaus lacked the charm and theatrics of crowd favorites like Arnold Palmer, Watson already possessed the zeal and energy that endeared him to fans. Tom revered Jack; Jack barely knew who was Tom was. Yet their seemingly divergent paths collided over the next twenty years, when they battled against each other again and again for championships, a place at the top of the sport, and the title of greatest living golfer.

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