The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers

The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers

By: Andy Farrell (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Andy Farrell is a highly experienced golf journalist who was golf correspondent of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday. He writes for a number of golf magazines and other publications, including the Open Championship Annual. He was honorary secretary, and is now the administrator, of the Association of Golf Writers.

Contents

Contents Foreword vi Introduction ix From the Pioneers to the Great Triumvirate, 1860 - 1900 Allan Robertson ... 3 Willie Park Snr ... 4 Old Tom Morris ... 7 Young Tom Morris ... 9 John Ball ... 12 Harold Hilton ... 13 Freddie Tait ... 17 JH Taylor ... 19 Harry Vardon ... 22 James Braid ... 24 Arnaud Massy ... 27 Ted Ray ... 29 American birth and the Age of the Emperor, 1900 - 1930 Willie Anderson ... 35 Walter Travis ... 36 Jerome Travers ... 39 Francis Ouimet ... 41 Jim Barnes ... 44 George Duncan ... 45 Walter Hagen ... 49 Gene Sarazen ... 51 Bobby Jones ... 54 Cecil Leitch ... 57 Joyce Wethered ... 59 Glenna Collett Vare ... 62 Nelson, Hogan, Snead and the Babe, 1930 - 1950 Tommy Armour ... 67 Sir Henry Cotton ... 68 Lawson Little ... 71 Byron Nelson ... 73 Ben Hogan ... 76 Sam Snead ... 79 Jimmy Demaret ... 81 Cary Middlecoff ... 84 Jessie Valentine ... 86 Patty Berg ... 89 Babe Zaharias ... 91 Louise Suggs ... 94 Betsy Rawls ... 96 International Expansion, 1950 - 1960 Bobby Locke ... 102 Flory Van Donck ... 104 Norman Von Nida ... 108 Peter Thomson ... 109 Kel Nagle ... 111 Christy O'Connor Snr ... 114 Joe Carr ... 116 Sir Michael Bonallack ... 119 Marlene Stewart Streit ... 121 Moe Norman ... 125 The Big Three, 1960 - 1970 Tommy Bolt ... 128 Mickey Wright ... 130 Arnold Palmer ... 133 Jack Nicklaus ... 135 Gary Player ... 138 Julius Boros ... 140 Tony Lema ... 141 Billy Casper ... 145 Bob Charles ... 147 Roberto de Vicenzo ... 150 Catherine Lacoste ... 152 JoAnne Carner ... 155 Kathy Whitworth ... 156 Charlie Sifford ... 160 The Nicklaus Challengers, 1970 - 1980 Lee Trevino ... 165 Tony Jacklin ... 166 Raymond Floyd ... 169 Johnny Miller ... 171 Hale Irwin ... 173 Tom Watson ... 176 Nancy Lopez ... 178 Isao Aoki ... 181 Seve and the Rise of Europe, 1980 - 1995 Severiano Ballesteros ... 186 Bernhard Langer ... 188 Sandy Lyle ... 189 Sir Nick Faldo ... 193 Ian Woosnam ... 195 Curtis Strange ... 199 Ben Crenshaw ... 200 Payne Stewart ... 202 Greg Norman ... 205 Nick Price ... 207 John Daly ... 210 Jose Maria Olazabal ... 212 Colin Montgomerie ... 215 The Tiger Era, 1995 - 2011 Ernie Els ... 220 Vijay Singh ... 221 Juli Inkster ... 224 Laura Davies ... 227 Se Ri Pak ... 229 Karrie Webb ... 233 Annika Sorenstam ... 234 Tiger Woods ... 237 Phil Mickelson ... 239 David Duval ... 243 Retief Goosen ... 244 Sergio Garcia ... 246 Padraig Harrington ... 249 Lorena Ochoa ... 251 Yani Tseng ... 253 Lee Westwood ... 256 Darren Clarke ... 259 Rory McIlroy ... 261 Conclusion ... 265 Acknowledgements ... 277 Bibliography ... 281 Index ... 283

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781907642357
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 302
  • ID: 9781907642357
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1907642358

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