Golf Books #176 (The Majors 2015: The Thrilling Battle for Golf’s Greatest Trophies)

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Golf Books #176 (The Majors 2015: The Thrilling Battle for Golf's Greatest Trophies)The stage is set for the 2015 Majors to be one of the most fascinating golfing years in decades, sure to be analysed and talked about for years to come. This will be the year when an emerging new generation, led by the super-talented Rory McIlroy, face off against long-established names like Tiger Woods, who is returning from injury.

McIlroy faced big personal challenges off the course, and Woods desperately wants to narrow in on Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 Major trophies – but he has to win four to catch up, and he hasn’t won one since 2008. And there will be no shortage of captivating storylines as Bubba Watson, the flamboyant American, prepares to defend his title.

Can the self-styled left-hander claim a third Green Jacket or will it be another lefty, Phil Mickelson, who slips his arms back into this the most coveted golfing garment? Of the younger generation, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth, who was runner up last year, or Rickie Fowler, who has finished second in his last three majors, could both mount memorable challenges.

Rarely has a season carried more promise and – fuelled by interviews with players, caddies, coaches and officials – this will be an entertaining, enlightening account providing comprehensive background and context to the events as they unfold. Iain Carter is perfectly placed to deliver (in time for the golf-lover’s Christmas stocking) the book of the golf year – and quite possibly the golf book of the year.

Publication date: October 29, 2015 (source)

About the Author

Iain Carter has been the BBC’s Golf Correspondent for 11 years, leading commentary teams for BBC Radio 5Live at major championships and Ryder Cups. Iain travels the golfing globe to cover all of the game’s most important tournaments. He is the author of Monty’s Manor: Colin Montgomerie and the Ryder Cup (2010) and Showdown: The Inside Story of the Gleneagles Ryder Cup (E&T, 2014).