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Inside the US Open Golf Tournament

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Open by John Feinstein

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In June 2002, the US Open was played, for the first time in history, on a true public golf course. Bethpage State Park is owned by the state of New York, and no membership is required to play there. This is golf at its most populist, most pure - and most challenging. In what Tiger Woods himself would declare 'the most difficult national championship', Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Nick Faldo and the rest would, through days of rain and roughs, learn the hard way that while Bethpage may be open to the public, even for the pros the chance of winning can be closed off to mere mortals. The Bethpage course was so challenging that only one player finished under par; this was golf at its most intense. With unprecedented backstage access, John Feinstein finally removes the mystery shrouding golf's most famous event, unravelling how pairings are made; qualifiers; setting up the golf course; and all the complexities of bringing golf's most exclusive competition to a truly public setting. In fascinating detail, Feinstein takes readers through every step, every thorny hole, every bitter rivalry of one of golf's greatest tournaments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751535969
ISBN-10: 0751535966
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 126mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Feinstein

John Feinstein is the author of the bestselling A GOOD WALK SPOILED and THE MAJORS. He writes for Golf Magazine and is a commentator on the NPR and ESPN channels in America.

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