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The Masters At Its Best, It's Very Best...,
This review is from: The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta (Hardcover)
It may not have been the best Masters, but it was close, so very close and this very fine book brings it all to life again, Nicklaus, Weiskopf, and Miller (and a very young Tom Watson was in it for a long time).
The drama, the emotion, the competition and a turning point in three of golf's greatest careers. Hard earned and gloriously earned as it was, it was Jack's last Masters title in his prime...who could ever forget that golden mane on that confident, stalking lion-like bear of a golfer on 16 that grand and glorious day. Perfect for golf and the Masters in every way...
For Weiskopf, it was his last and perhaps greatest disappointment in his Masters career...always a bride's maid, never a bride. And for Johnny Miller it was another major disappointment in an all too short career. Then there was Watson, giving a glimpse of the career that was to come...if he only he had not hit it in the water at 16.
The Greatest Masters? It is impossible to say that any one tournament is the "greatest" in an event with the tradition that the Masters has but this one would have to be close, so very close...
And the black and white pictures...while it seems like only yesterday in our minds and hearts, these black and white photos prove how very long ago it really was...
Yes, I was there, and after 40 years, it remains one of the most memorable highlights of a truly blessed career of watching and following athletics. One of the very best memories. I was blessed to be there, and now we are blessed to have this very fine book that brings it all back again