What makes a great golfer? Is it innate talent, unstinting dedication, hard graft or inner strength?
Can it be measured by championships won or prize money earned?
Is the perfect technique more important than an engaging personality? Since the birth in 1860 of the Open Championship, every era of golf has produced its iconic great players, and here Andy Farrell selects his candidates for the top 100.
From the early Scottish professionals who pioneered the game, such as Old Tom Morris and his son, Young Tommy, through such 20th century golden greats as Bobby Jones, Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros, to the modern era of Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam, and the young pretenders of Yani Tseng and Rory McIlroy. Grouped by era, 'The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers' is a unique collection of the finest players the game has seen.
Farrell explores each golfer's achievements as well as setting them in the context of their peers.
Sure to inspire endless debate for its selection, this fascinating treasure trove of stories is essential reading for any golfer.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 302 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
- Publication Date: 13/10/2011
- Category: Golf
- ISBN: 9781907642357
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