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The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
 
 
Author
Mark Frost.
Publisher Hyperion  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.95 x 5.15 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780786888009
Pages/Publication Date 488/2002
Daedalus Item Code 36242
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Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the landmark battle at the 1913 U.S. Open, whose heart-stopper climax gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today. Mark Frost, who also wrote and co-produced the 2005 film of the same name, tells the story in this engaging saga—parts sports biography, social history, and human drama. A young Massachusetts native, Ouimet was only three years removed from his youthful career as a lowly caddie. Vardon, his hero, was twice his age, the greatest British champion in history, and the innovator of the modern grip and swing.

"The story of Francis Ouimet, the first amateur to win the U.S. Open golf tournament, is just too good to be true: it's Rocky without the sequels, it's Jack without his beanstalk, it's Tiger without Nike. But it's true, and as told by veteran thriller writer Frost, it's the most compelling sports book since Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling Seabiscuit.... The climax of the narrative ... is genuinely exciting, a marvelous re-creation of a signature moment in golf history. Underdog stories have become among the sappiest clichés in pop-culture's arsenal, but this one reminds us why they worked in the first place."—Booklist (starred review)

 
 
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