Golf Books #328 (Faldo/Norman: The 1996 Masters: A Duel that Defined an Era)

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Golf Books #328 (Faldo/Norman: The 1996 Masters: A Duel that Defined an Era)0

A¬†fascinating account of one of golf’s greatest rivalries, culminating in one of the most epic encounters of the game

Going into the final round of the 1996 Masters, Greg Norman led by six strokes. Having missed chance after chance throughout his career, this finally seemed to be year that the “Great White Shark” would win the green jacket. But playing alongside him in the final pairing of the final day was the one man who always seemed to get the better of the Australian when it really mattered. What followed was one of the most excruciating collapses in all of golf.

This book provides a blow-by-blow account of the riveting final round of the 1996 Masters over 18 chapters, weaving in the story of the entire tournament, the state of golf at the time, and the history of both players’ careers and rivalry. For a decade Norman and Faldo, in their different ways, dominated the game, and their epic meeting at Augusta would prove to be the end of a golfing era.

May 1, 2014 (source)

About the Author

Andy Farrell is a highly experienced golf journalist who was golf correspondent of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday. He is the author of The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers (Elliott & Thompson, 2011), for which he won the Golf Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards in 2012. 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.