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Description - One Hand on the Claret Jug by Norman Dabell

Lifting the famous Auld Claret Jug is the dream of every golfer around the world. But what does it feel like to have the oldest and most prized trophy in the sport wrenched from your grasp? n 1970, Doug Sanders hesitated, flicked away a speck of debris only he could see, and then missed a three-foot putt that would have won him the Open. The next day, he lost an 18-hole play-off to Jack Nicklaus. Do I still think about that missed putt after all these years? Why, no. Yesterday I went a whole 20 minutes without thinking about it, he said recently. uch is Sanders regret. And a litany of players have to live with the same disappointment. In 1999, Jean Van de Velde made arguably the most infamous collapse in Open history; Tony Jacklin was chipped out in 1972 by Lee Trevino, while Thomas Bjorn faced agony in the sands of the 16th at Royal St George s in 2003. nd what about those who finally triumphed? Read how players such as Nick Price and Greg Norman had to endure failure before returning to place both hands on the Claret Jug.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840189834
ISBN-10: 1840189835
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Norman Dabell

Norman Dabell, a member of the Association of Golf Writers, has been covering golf since 1979. A former deputy editor of Golf Illustrated, once the oldest golf magazine in the world, he has been a freelance journalist and broadcaster since 1989. He was BBC Radio Five Live's reporter for ten years and currently writes for Reuters news agency and the Daily Telegraph, and broadcasts for BBC Radio Ulster. His previous books are- How We Won the Open; How We Won the Ryder Cup; Winning the Open, How We Did It; and Natural Hazard, an uproarious diary of his mishaps while working on the European Tour.