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Of course, there is also some great golf. Augusta National would be just another golf club with a fancy pedigree and history of exclusion were it not for the remarkable tournament that it hosts every year. Owen, a graceful writer, tees up plenty of detail and anecdote in a hole-by-hole tour of the track, lined with perspective. Owen explains,
If the Masters seems older than it is, that's largely because the tournament, alone among the majors, is conducted year after year on the same course. Every important shot is played against a backdrop that consists of every other important shot, all the way back to 1934. Every key drive, approach, chip, and putt is footnoted and cross-referenced across decades of championship play. Every swing--good or bad--has a context.The context that Owen provides makes The Making of the Masters as indispensable as a hot putter. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you want to get a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of Augusta National and the Masters, this is the book to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Old Dog
Good soft cover edition which compliments the hard cover edition I have. If you want to see recent design changes in color of Augusta National Golf Course, get the hard cover... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Art Hantel
A bio of Roberts with the Masters background thrown in as heavily footnoted sidebar excerpts. Too much wheeling and dealing about the life and times of the connected Wall St. Read morePublished 4 months ago by 50 Somethin' Pop Art Pundit
If you love the Masters and the history, you will love this book. A must for the avid golfer to read.Published on May 12, 2013 by David S.
Just what I wanted! Awesome price. A lot of insider info in this book. Like reading an interview of Jones himself!Published on May 11, 2013 by P. Matthews
Owen's book has the detail and the behind-the-scenes data that makes the Masters more meaningful to me and let's me enjoy the tournament and the events connected to it at a better... Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by jc508
If you like golf and love the Masters you MUST read this book. It is an amazing account of history on the creation and history of Masters....GREAT READ!Published on April 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Anyone who enjoys watching or playing golf must read this exciting book. You will find it hard to put down once you start reading it.Published on February 9, 2013 by Dan Wilber