The Greatest U.S. Opens: High Drama at Golf’s Most Challenging Championship


Author: David Barrett

ISBN: 9781732222779

Edition: First

Publication Date: Oct 30, 2024

Number of Pages: 350

Size: 5.5 X 8.5

Format: Hardcover

Price: $32.00

Distributor: IPG Books

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In The Greatest U.S. Opens, veteran golf journalist and author David Barrett brings readers inside the ropes at the most dramatic tournaments since the Open’s inception in 1895. Renowned as the most challenging of the major championships, the U.S. Open has showcased the country’s greatest golf courses, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont, Merion and Shinnecock Hills. And, by adding the notoriously long “Open rough” and grooming super-fast greens, the U.S Open is considered the toughest challenge of the year, providing the forum for the greats of the game to test their mettle and prove their stature by winning multiple times—including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. The extreme difficulty of a U.S. Open course has also yielded the occasional and unlikely upset, including Francis Oiumet’s 1913 thrilling victory over English greats Harry Vardon and Ted Ray or Jack Fleck stealing a shocking win from Hogan in 1955. Barrrett also captures the tournament’s many classic moments including Arnold Palmer’s heroic charge in 1960, Tom Watson’s chip-in to take down Nicklaus at Pebble Beach in 1982, and Payne Stewart’s putt to clinch a victory at Pinehurst in 1999 just months his tragic death.9781732222779