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A thorough reporter, Feinstein does the necessary homework both inside and beyond the ropes. He dusts off history and anecdote to provide perspective and explore how and why these four particular tournaments sprouted such regal fur around their collars. Still, perspective is just background if there's no focus to give it meaning, and he finds a bagful of it in the individual quests and the public and private dramas of, most notably, Fred Couples, Lee Janzen, Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara, Phil Mickelson, and David Duval. All entered the season with much to prove--to themselves and posterity, and the latter is what the Majors are so imposingly about. As Feinstein observes, "Four days a year, golfers go out to play for Forever. Those are the four Sundays at the major championships. They all know what is at stake." As the record shows, none staked a claim more improbably or excitingly than O'Meara, who put a pair of exclamation points on a long, distinguished--but significantly Major-less--career with stunning, gutsy victories at both the Masters and the British Open. Feinstein records these quests with precision and color; as usual, he aims at a target and shoots better than par. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Feinstein is a gifted sportswriter and great author.
Feinstein's book chronicles the 1998 PGA Tour Season highlighting the Majors which are the Masters, the US Open, the British Open and the PGA.
That aside, this book is a good read and has the right balance that will appeal to both the hardcore and casual golf fan.
Love the detail that Feinstein goes into about the stories of so many professional golfers.Published 12 days ago by Michael J. Akers
Excellent read for golf addicts. Feinstein always writes a flowing page turner, whatever the subject.Published 21 days ago by joe mckloski
This is a great story about the pro golf game that you don't have to like golf to enjoy. Feinstein is a great writer with a knack for telling a good tale and getting a unique... Read morePublished on October 15, 2009 by J. Carey
The season on the PGA Tour stretches from January to November, but there are four weekends each year, when the majors are played, when more attention is given to golf than during... Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by Eric Mayforth
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... Read morePublished on June 20, 2006 by Big D
Feinstein's book chronicles the 1998 PGA Tour Season highlighting the Majors which are the Masters, the US Open, the British Open and the PGA. Read morePublished on January 16, 2005 by Leo Lim
The year was 1998 and the winners were Mark O'Meara (The Masters at Augusta National and The British Open at Royal Birkdale), Lee Janzen (The U.S. Read morePublished on May 17, 2004 by Robert Morris
John Feinstein reports the stories of the 1998 major golf championships through the lives of several players who were contending for one or more of them that year. Read morePublished on May 16, 2004 by Craig Matteson
Is a book a book because an author says it is? Or is it a book because it is about something?
John Feinstein seems to take the former "I write therefore it is" approach. Read more