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The Story of the Masters

Drama, Joy and Heartbreak at Golf's Most Iconic Tournament

The Masters Tournament wasn’t the first major golf event, but it’s been one of the sport’s centerpieces for the better part of a century. Former Golf magazine editor David Barrett has covered two dozen Masters in his sportswriting career, and his accrued knowledge comes through in The Story of the Masters. The book balances serving as a worthwhile omnibus for die-hard golf fans with a great narrative introduction to the tournament for the uninitiated.

This comprehensive book tells the story of each annual tournament from its 1934 founding by golf legend Bobby Jones through to its 2020 edition. It not only recounts the key moments in each Masters, with gripping retellings of some close finishes, but also tells larger career stories of superstars like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods through their annual exploits. Interesting sidebars and annual box scores populate the book; each chapter can function as a standalone story, making The Story of the Masters an all-in-one reference to one of golf’s signature events.

Reviewed by Jeff Fleischer

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