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  • Author:
    John Feinstein
  • ISBN:
    0316279714
  • ISBN13:
    978-0316279710
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    Little, Brown; First Edition edition (April 6, 1999)
  • Pages:
    480 pages
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    Golf
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John Feinstein writes about golf's elusive four majors: Masters, US open, British Open . I Someone asked me what made 1998 so special that John Feinstein wrote a book covering golf's four major championships of that year.

John Feinstein writes about golf's elusive four majors: Masters, US open, British Open, and PGA Championship. He shows the great moments of winning one of these tournaments and also the great hardships of being defeated in one. He writes this book during the 1999 PGA Tour season. The truth of it is, he picked 1998 before the Masters began that year. He follows each major through the qualifying process, the tournament preparations, and then through the action.

Most of all, The Majors shows us the greatest golfers of our time under the greatest pressure they ever experience.

Feinstein accompanies a dozen top golfers as they play, revealing what it is that makes them so demanding - and what it takes to win such exalted prizes. Most of all, The Majors shows us the greatest golfers of our time under the greatest pressure they ever experience.

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf? Through a season of the four tournaments - the Masters, the .

John Feinstein was born in New York City on July 28, 1956. He graduated from Duke University

John Feinstein was born in New York City on July 28, 1956. He graduated from Duke University. He was on the staff at the Washington Post and wrote for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of several books including A Season on the Brink, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, A Good Walk Spoiled, and The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry. Библиографические данные. The Majors: In Pursuit of Golf's Holy Grail.

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Through a season of the majors - the Masters, the . What does it take to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf? Through a season of the four tournaments - the Masters, the .

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John Feinstein reveals how the world's greatest golfers survive a year of the world's toughest tournaments: Mark O'Meara proving that there is life after forty in major championship golf David Duval: Is he Tiger Woods without the hype? Payne Stewart sleeping with the lead on Saturday night at the U. S. Open and many more. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Bibliographic Details. Title: The Majors (In Pursuit Of Golf's Holy Grail). Keener Books (Keener Books & Collectibles, LLC) (Member IOBA) is an exclusively online bookdealer, located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the southwest side of Lake Michigan.

The Majors: In Pursuit of Golf's Holy Grail (Paperback). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. John Feinstein (author). Readers are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how big-name players orchestrate their seasons to be at peak form for these intense events.

A chronicle of 1998's major golf tournaments follows Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, and other great players as they compete in the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA

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Good read, especially good at giving an inside view of the golfers themselves, who they are, what they value, how they interact with each other and how they, individually and as a group, view the Majors. Very good read, especially about the golfers, how they they encourage and compete with one another--Lee Janzen's exchange with Scott Stricker is particularly memorable--and about how they approach and play the Majors. Readers may have a concern about this book being dated, and from a historical standpoint, it may be---But it is also like the old television series from long ago--"You Are There"--which effectively recreated great moments in history as if we, the viewers, were in deed there when it was happening. So it is with this book. Yes, we know who won the tournament, but when the final putts fall on these pages, there is still a sense of wonder, pride and accomplishment for the golfer. Feinstein has done his job well. Reading this book makes us feel like we are there when it happened, even though it happened several years ago. The "you are there" part is what makes this book a must read for golfers, for would-be golfers and for those who love and appreciate the game and those who play or try to play it.

One thought: You might want to consider reading this book in parts, reading about the Masters before and during Masters Week, the U.S. Open before and during Open Week, and the same for "The" Open and for the PGA. That was my plan and it was a good play, but the book was so engrossing, I read is straight through...either way it is a book to be enjoyed and a book golfers should read. Don't hesitate. Go for it!
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This book is notable for its ability to get inside a professional golfer's head & inside a PGA Tour locker room. It's typical of all of Feinstein's work in that his subjects have provided him with unfettered access to their professional and personal lives. For any anyone interested in golf - or simply in competition at its highest level - the story that Feinstein has pieced together around the 1998 major championships is an absolute delight.
One seldom-mentioned aspect of the book that I really enjoyed: Feinstein tags along for the US Open Regional and Sectional qualifiers, as well as for a British Open qualifier. The qualifiers may represent golf in its purest form, and he builds a gripping tale as various strugglers try to fight their way into the big show. It's a thrill to hitch a ride on Larry Mize's back as he tries to qualify for the British. Here's one shining example that it's truly not always about the money.
Make sure you go for the paperback version of this book. It has a sizable 'Afterword' that summarizes the 1999 season, especially Payne Stewart's redemption at Pinehurst & untimely death, plus a recap of Tiger Woods' breakout campaign.
One small complaint: the cover. Okay...Duval, Stewart, Furyk and Woods were a compelling storyline in the book because they each played a significant role in one or more of the majors. But where are the winners? How about using shots of O'Meara, Janzen and Singh instead? Especially O'Meara, with two majors and Player of the Year honors. You'll telling me that Jim Furyk (Q Rating = statistical noise) is going to sell more books that Mark O'Meara? Feinstein does justice in his work to O'Meara's quest to wipe away his reputation as "King of the B's," but this cover is a real slap in his face.
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I couldn't put this book down. Feinstein weaves a great story together about the 1997 Majors season. This was Tiger's first US Open defense, and a great year for O'Meara. John Daly was falling apart, and Fred Couples was having his challenges.
I'm guessing that through interviews with the players, as well as their friends and family, Feinstein gets a great deal of background material. The story that he's put together takes the reader through the four Majors in order, and makes each place come to life. I learned a great deal about what it's really like to play at Augusta National. For that matter, I learned a great deal about what it's like to spectate at the Masters.
Admittedly, I have a love for the game of golf. I have played it for over twenty years; since about 7th grade. I play well, I love being on the course and I love watching the majors.
So, buyer/reader beware. I ought to have loved this book. That being said, it's got plenty to offer if you're a golf widow or just like a good read about professional athletes.