Advance praise for The Story of the Masters by David Barrett

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David Barrett’s The Story of the Masters will be published in March, just in time for the 2021 Masters tournament. The following is some advance praise for veteran golf journalist Barrett’s latest book…

“With Miracle at Merion, David Barrett has brilliantly dissected the sequence of events that transformed Hogan from the game’s hardest-working underdog into it’s most mythic and enduring star, providing a beautiful narrative framework for better understanding the game’s transcendent power. If I was buying just one golf book this year, this would be it. A bravura reconstruction that should be in every golf reader’s library.” —James Dodson, bestselling author of Ben Hogan: An American Life

“David Barrett is an able and thorough writer, and he has clinically and thoughtfully broken down the Masters in tournament form. This is a distinctively different look at the history of the tournament.” —Ben Crenshaw, Professional golfer, golf historian, two-time winner of the Masters tournament

“David Barrett’s work is always backed by thorough research, sharp intelligence, and a keen perspective. All of that comes to bear in this engaging treasure of a book.” —George Peper, Editor, Links Magazine

“God is in the details, and so is great golf writing. David Barrett’s astute choices gives us the most comprehensive and satisfying retrospective ever written about the Masters.” —Jamie Diaz, Anchor, Golf Channel

“We’ve never seen a telling of the Masters tournament remotely like this one–comprehensive and colorful.” —Guy Yocom, Writer, Golf Digest

“David Barrett has given sports history buffs and fans of golf’s most celebrated invitational a wonderful gift, smoothly conveyed by a master storyteller. An invaluable addition to your golf library.” —James Dodson, Author of Ben Hogan: An American Life

“David Barrett writes authoritatively about one of America’s intriguing and enduring sporting events, detailing the pivotal shots and the golfers who hit them.” —Bill Fields, 2020 recipient of the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism

“In The Story of the Masters, David Barrett has done what the tournament itself does so well–created something special. More than tell the story of each Masters played, Barrett brings the people and the moments alive.” —Ron Green, Global Golf Post

“David Barrett brings Masters history to life through compelling storytelling and meticulous research. This belongs on every golfer’s bookshelf.” —Jim Nantz, CBS Broadcaster

“Everything a golf history should be: passionate about its subject, exciting in its descriptions, astute in its analysis, and hard to put down….even those casually interested will find it an exciting coverage.” —Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review