Book Review - The Masters: 101 Reasons to Love Golf's Greatest Tournament

101 Reasons to Love Golf's Greatest TournamentIn The Masters: 101 Reasons to Love Golf's Greatest Tournament, longtime sports writer Ron Green Sr. shares his take on historic moments, legendary players and time-honored traditions that he has experienced during his 50-plus years covering the tournament.

The book is easy to navigate and is appealing to both readers familiar with the Masters or Augusta National and those parties interested in getting acquainted with golf's first major and the famed club that hosts it. 

Green's book is full of classic pictures dating back to the construction of the course when co-architect Bobby Jones walked the grounds. The vibrant volume also has a number of extremely colorful and compelling photos of celebrated spots like Amen Corner, one of the prettiest places in all of golf, and the quietly elegant clubhouse.

The exploits of legendary players and their memorable performances are chronicled in diligent detail. From the chip shot holed by Augusta's own Larry Mize in 1987 to Tiger's domination in 1997 to Phi's long-awaited triumph in 2004; this book lets you relive your favorite Masters moments over and over.

The book is the perfect blend of captivating tales, from the down-home (the famous peach cobbler served at Augusta National's clubhouse) to the sublime (Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson's astounding playoff for the 1942 championship). Green has chosen the players, the shots, the challenges and the traditions that make the Masters so memorable.

The Masters is the perfect gift for avid golfers and admirers of the game as Green provides insider anecdotes about some of Augusta National's most notable traditions such as the Pimento Cheese sandwich, how to acquire golf's toughest ticket and the 61, 150-year old trees that line Magnolia Lane.

The spring, make The Masters: 101 reasons to Love Golf's Greatest Tournament you're primary guide to golf greatest tournament and fall in love with Augusta National all over again. This must-have golf book will be published in time for the 2008 Masters.

About the Author: Ron Green Sr. has covered the Masters for The Charlotte News and The Charlotte Observer for the last 53 years.


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