Golf's Greatest Championship: The 1960 U. S. Open

Golf's Greatest Championship: The 1960 U. S. Open

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One stroke separated the three leaders of the 1960 US Open, at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado as they went into the final two holes. Arnold Palmerwho had stunned his competitors, if not himself, by overcoming a seven-stroke deficit in the fourth round with birdies on six of the first seven holeswon the championship by two strokes, beating both Ben Hogan and a young amateur named Jack Nicklaus. This remarkable come-from-behind achievement, which still stands as the greatest final-round comeback at the Open, signaled the end of an era, the beginning of modern-day golf, and set the futures of all three men. In this book we arrive at Cherry Hills Country Club along with the greatest players of the daySam Snead (the greatest player never to win the Open), Gary Player, Ken Venturi, Tommy Bolt, Billy Casper, Julius Boros, Bob Rosburg, Dow Finsterwald, Gene The Machine Littler, and Art Wall. From the 8:00 am first-round tee off to the finish, the listener hears the Open develop until all that remains of the field are Hogan’s grace, Nicklaus’ power, and Palmer’s leonine courage. Here are three titans of the gamefallible and extraordinaryeach caught up in the greatest test of his career. With interviews with the players and observations by reporters covering the tournamentincluding the reactions of the winner and the losersGolf’s Greatest Championship brings alive a near-mythic moment in modern golf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786113767
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Edition description: Unabridged, 6 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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