Today's top golf writers often debate and rank the sport's greatest champions.
Armed with a veritable who's who of top golf journalists, Golf's Greatest delves through the past 80 years of golfing history to tackle the most debated question in the game: Who really are the greatest golfers of all time? If you put the all-time champions on an equal playing field today, who would reign victorious? How much would yesterday's stars earn in today's dollars?
In this fascinating read, eighteen of the world's most acclaimed golf writers take on golf's most intriguing discussion, each writing about a specific player. Every chapter offers a unique and insightful essay, vividly capturing the eighteen top golfers of modern history at the pinnacle of their game, as well as the distinctive spirit of greatness each brought to the arena.
Contributing writers include: Mike Purkey, president of the Golf Writers of America Ben Wright, CBS broadcaster and golf correspondent for the Sunday Times Jaime Diaz, senior writer for Golf Digest and the New York Times John Garrity, senior writer for Sports Illustrated John Hopkins, golf correspondent for the Times Extraordinary Praise for Golf's Greatest Eighteen "This is a wonderful tribute to the finest players from all eras." -- Jack Nicklaus "This is a most interesting book, embodying the talents of so many of golf's finest writers...a wonderful concept of David Mackintosh. I am pleased to be included in it." -- Arnold Palmer. Top sportswriters debate which player is king among golf's champions. Who really is the greatest golfer of all time?
The eighteen players: Severiano Ballesteros, Billy Casper, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, "Sir" Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Hale Irwin, Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods. The eighteen writers: Tom Auclair, Al Barkow, Furman Bisher, Jaime Diaz, James Dodson, John Garrity, Ron Green, Sr., Dave Hackenberg, John Hopkins, John Huggan, Kaye Kessler, Dr. Stephen Lowe, Sidney Matthew, Marino Parascenzo, Mike Purkey, Dan Reardon, Phil Tresidder, Ben Wright.