John feinstein, whom the boston globe calls 'the best writer of sports books in America today, ' captures the fiercest four days in golf as no other writer could. Chronicling the U. S.
A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA TourLittle, Brown and Company - Traveling with the golfers on the PGA Tour, Feinstein gets inside the heads of the game's greatest players as well as its struggling wannabes. Meet superstars like nick price, and paul azinger, who nailed a fifty-foot putt at the seventeenth to win the British Open, who marked his return from a bout with cancer with an emotional appearance at the Buick Open.
In golf, feinstein eloquently relates, the line that separates triumph from disappointment is incredibly fine. One week you've discovered the secret to the game; the next week you never want to play it again". Go behind the scenes for Davis Love III's unforgettable come-from-behind victory in the Ryder Cup.
A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour - Golf. In the highly acclaimed bestseller A Good Walk Spoiled, John Feinstein captures the world of professional golf as it has never been captured before.
The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder CupDoubleday - Team out for revenge against the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands. Coming into 2016, and tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in October, 2016 in Hazeltine, Minnesota, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, just days after American legend Arnold Palmer had died.
. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long history. Award-winning author john feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, and his reasons for wanting to beat the us team so badly this time around; the raucous matches between McIlroy and American Patrick Reed - resulting in both incredible golf, and several moments that threatened to come to blows; the return of Tiger Woods not as a player but an assistant captain, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded: veteran Phil Mickelson's two-year roller-coaster as he upended the American preparation process and helped assemble a superb team; superstar Rory McIlroy becoming the clear-cut emotional leader of the European team, and his obsession with helping the US win - which was never the case when he was playing.
The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup - From the #1 new york times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled, a dramatic chronicle of the bitterly-fought 2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U. S. John feinstein's classic bestseller, A Good Walk Spoiled, set the bar for golf books. Now feinstein provides his unique take on the Ryder Cup, which has clearly become golf's most intense and emotional event.
Tales from Q School: Inside Golf's Fifth MajorBack Bay Books - Golf. It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. The grim reality: if you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. And those who make it to the six day finals are the lucky ones: Hundreds more players fail to get through the equally grueling first two stages of the event.
With arresting accounts from the players, rising stars, the defeated and the endlessly hopeful, established winners, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA Tour's brutal all-or-nothing competition. Dedication, afterword, epilogue, 18 chapters, contents, intro, acknowledgments & index.
Tales from Q School: Inside Golf's Fifth Major - John feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school as only he can. The annual pga tour qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school, as the tournament is universally known, to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available.
The Majors-In Pursuit of Golf's Holy GrailBack Bay Books - Open, the british open, the frustrations and exhilaration, john feinstein takes us where the television cameras never go, and the PGA Championship -- known collectively as the majors, both off the links and "inside the ropes", as he reveals the special challenges and rituals, that mark the lives and careers of the world's greatest golfers.
What does it take to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf? Through a season of the four tournaments -- the Masters, the U. S. Dedication, intro, 18 chapters, afterword, contents, epilogue, acknowledgments & index. Little Brown and Company. Golf.
Moment of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled GolfBack Bay Books - With great affection for the underdog and extraordinary access to the players, he then looked to the 2008 season, giving readers an insider's look into how winning and losing major championships changes players' lives. Open. Four unknown golf players--mike weir, ben Curtis, and Shaun Micheel--would seize the day, Jim Furyk, rising to become champions in his wake.
Mike weir--considered a good golfer but not a great one--triumphed in The Masters, becoming the first Canadian to win a Major. Dedication, contents, afterword, intro, 18 chapters, epilogue, acknowledgments & index. Little Brown and Company. Golf. After winning 6 of the 12 majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled in 2003.
Moment of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf - In the british open, ben curtis became the only player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to prevail on his first time out, and Shaun Micheel came from nowhere to prevail at the PGA Championship. How does one moment of glory affect the unsung underdog for years to follow?In Moment of Glory, John Feinstein returns to the unlikely year of 2003 and chronicles the personal and professional struggles of these four players.
. Jim furyk emerged victorious in the U. S. Back Bay Books.
The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed ForeverHachette Books - Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U. S. In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era-Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan-against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Golf. Open champion Francis Ouimet. In mark frost's peerless hands, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, complete with the recollections of all the participants, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
The year: 1956. Back Bay Books. Great product! Lowery claims that two of his employees, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a. M. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them.
The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever - The next day to settle the issue. Dedication, epilogue, contents, intro, 18 chapters, afterword, acknowledgments & index. Little Brown and Company.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball Anchor SportsAnchor - John feinstein takes the reader behind the curtain into the guarded world of the minor leagues, like no other writer can. Anchor Books. Where nobody knows your name explores the trials and travails of the inhabitants of Triple-A, managers and umpires, among many colorful characters, focusing on nine men, including players, living on the cusp of the dream.
Minor league baseball is quintessentially American: small towns, $2 hot dogs, $5 tickets, small stadiums, the never-ending possibility of making it big. Golf. Dedication, intro, 18 chapters, afterword, epilogue, contents, acknowledgments & index. Little Brown and Company. The book tells the stories of former world series hero scott Podsednik, shepherding generations across the line; and designated hitter Jon Lindsey, a lifelong minor leaguer, giving it one more shot; Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoya, waiting for his day to come.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball Anchor Sports - . Great product! Back Bay Books. From raleigh to pawtucket, this is an intimate and exciting look at life in the minor leagues, from Lehigh Valley to Indianapolis and beyond, where you’re either waiting for the call or just passing through. But looming above it all is always the real deal: Major League Baseball.
A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana HoosiersSimon & Schuster - This anniversary edition features an updated package and a new Introduction by Feinstein. Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list, A Season on the Brink remains the most celebrated basketball book ever written. Back Bay Books. Golf. Dedication, afterword, intro, epilogue, 18 chapters, contents, acknowledgments & index.
Little Brown and Company. Granted unprecedented access to legendary coach bob knight and the Indiana Hoosiers during the 1985–86 season, team meetings, strategy sessions, John Feinstein saw and heard it all—practices, and midgame huddles—as the team worked to return to championship form. Anchor Books.
A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers - Great product! Simon Schuster. The result is an unforgettable chronicle that not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but also paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach as he walks the fine line between genius and madness. Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the new york Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an unforgettable chronicle of his year spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach Bob Knight.
The Masters: Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, GeorgiaVillard - And that heart belongs to the man who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago. Dedication, 18 chapters, epilogue, afterword, intro, contents, acknowledgments & index. Little Brown and Company. Back Bay Books. It is a look at how the new south coexists with the old south: the relationships between blacks and whites, between rich and poor—with such characters as James Brown, the Godfather of Soul; the great boxer Beau Jack; and Frank Stranahan, between Southerners and Northerners, the playboy golfer and the only white pro ever banned from the tournament.
The masters is a spellbinding portrait of a tournament unlike any other. Simon Schuster. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. Anchor Books. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, a New York stockbroker, still seems to run the place from his grave.
The Masters: Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia - Golf. Great product! The masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. His story—including his relationship with presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus—has never been told.
The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball RivalryAnchor - In the skillful hands of john feinstein, The Legends Club captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. The only problem: no one knew who Krzyzewski was. Simon Schuster. Anchor Books. Back Bay Books. Anchor Books. And just like that, the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold.
Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the enormous pressure and national stakes, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball. Great product! The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but the two new coaches had a similar goal: to unseat North Carolina's Dean Smith as the king of college basketball.
The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry - Nine days later, jim valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. Dedication, afterword, intro, 18 chapters, epilogue, contents, acknowledgments & index. Little Brown and Company. On march 18, 1980, the duke basketball program announced the hiring of Mike Krzyzewski, the man who would restore glory to the team.