The Masters: 101 Reasons to Love Golf’s Greatest Tournament

March 19, 2015 - Comment

According to award-winning sportswriter Ron Green, Sr., “Augusta National is Eden with flagsticks . . . a place where anyone who loves golf should be allowed, by some heavenly intervention, to go at least once.” Or more often. Green himself has covered the Masters tournament at Augusta National since the 1950s. He figures he’s spent

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According to award-winning sportswriter Ron Green, Sr., “Augusta National is Eden with flagsticks . . . a place where anyone who loves golf should be allowed, by some heavenly intervention, to go at least once.” Or more often. Green himself has covered the Masters tournament at Augusta National since the 1950s. He figures he’s spent a year of his life at the course. And he’s never run short of reasons to love the place—or the celebrated competition it hosts each April.

Here are 101 of those reasons, selected by the man who probably knows the tourney—its history, personalities, and most thrilling moments—better than anybody. From the down-home (the peach cobbler served at Augusta National’s clubhouse) to the sublime (Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson’s breathtaking playoff for the 1942 championship), Green has chosen the players, the shots, the challenges, and the traditions that make the Masters so memorable.

Illustrated with a mix of historical photos and full-color contemporary images of Augusta National—and of the stars who play the course today—The Masters makes a rewarding gift for lovers of golf and, especially, fans of the tournament. This must-have golf book will be published in time for the 2008 Masters.

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Big D says:

An Absolutely Wonderful Book–Master-ful Ron Green says it best in his introduction:”(To) you who make the Masters happen every year,…please accept this book in appreciation.” 

Bob 88 says:

Every golfer should own this book A book written by someone who has attended and written about the Masters for over 50 years. While it is slim and easy to read, each reason will cause one to reflect and reminisce about past Masters one has seen, and the participants who were competing. Then there are additional pauses as one reflects upon one’s own life at that point in time. Recommended for all golfers who have a soft spot in their hearts for golf and the unique competition which is the Masters.

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