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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 6 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: March 25, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J5L3CIW
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The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta Audible – Unabridged
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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
Although the 1975 Masters is the singular point of this book, the real focus is on the three top golfers of the year (Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf), and their personalities and preparation in the event. Alone the way, Capps reminds us that the 1975 event also was the first time a black golfer (Lee Elder) qualified to play although Capps doesn't really present anything that hasn't been discussed previously.
Nicklaus, Weiskopf and Miller we're considered at top top of there game in 75 although Nicklaus was clearly the more intimidating of the three. Weiskopf likely never reached his potential in his career (likely because of his drinking issues and his infatuation with Nicklaus's game) and Miller...although recognized as having been singularly focused by his father to play, could never conquer greens east of the Mississippi.
This is not a shot-by-shot story of the 75 Masters as much as it is a study of those three golfers and the way the approached the game. Enjoyable for the golf fan and particularly those remembering the 70s.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well written book on some of golf's greatest players. Book gives you insight into the player's feelings and history of the event.Published 6 months ago by mary russ
We researched and articulated...in depth look at all the players...good read, front-to-back...Published 9 months ago by Frank Hermes
Interesting storytelling with proper amount of background on great golfers, a great broadcaster, and a fabulous Masters. RecommendedPublished 11 months ago by D. Moss
This was a great read....could not put it down...if you like golf, you will love this book...Published 13 months ago by J. John Sebastian Attorney
I've been working on this book off and on since spring. If you know a golf fan, this is an excellent read that I highly recommend. Read morePublished 14 months ago by todduscraig
So many insights into Nicklaus, Miller and Weiskopf plus a great shot by shot account. I loved the book. it was a great time in the history of golf.Published 14 months ago by Dave E
Great read on the history of the masters tournament and the careers of nicklaus Miller and weiskopf.Published 15 months ago by Timothy L. Jedding