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

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

by Julian I. Graubart

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The 1960 U.S. Open Golf Championship played at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado, remains perhaps the most dramatic, competitive, and passionate of all Open championships. In 1960 the Young Lions of the game were eager to reach the top tier occupied by venerable players such as Ben Hogan and Sam Snead. In this Open only a single stroke separated the three leaders-Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and a young but talented amateur named Jack Nicklaus-on the final two holes. The stunning conclusion would prove a watershed in the lives of all three players and in the game itself. Golf's Greatest Championship is a suspenseful, richly detailed chronicle of this epic chapter in the game of golf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589794665
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Edition description: 50th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 549,373
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Julian I. Graubart has written for Golf Journal and other publications. He lives in Washington, D. C.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

List of Pairings xiii

Map of Cherry Hills Golf Course xiv

Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition 1

Prologue 5

1 An Heir Emerges 7

2 The Old Guard Stirs 31

3 Qualifiers 47

4 Final Preparations 63

5 Round One 75

6 Cherry Hills 105

7 Round Two 113

8 Round Three 157

9 Round Four 177

10 "Sportsman of the Year" 203

Epilogue 215

Bibliography 251

Index 255

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