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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Feinstein Narrator: John Feinstein Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tiger Woods has called the U.S. Open the most difficult national championship. With Open, John Feinstein goes behind the scenes to tell for the first time the full story of how the 2002 U.S. Open Championship came into being - how a public course was transformed into one of the most difficult and surprising in the tournament's history, and how the greatest golfers in the world rose to its almost insurmountable challenges.

The 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, in Bethpage, New York, was the first time in history that golf's greatest championship has been help at a true public golf course. Open is the full drama of that championship, from the moment that officials first considered holding it there until the last putt rolled in at dusk on Sunday. Along the way John Feinstein reveals the full glory of golf as it's never been explored before. He digs deep to find out what it really takes to make golf's most famous event worthy of the champions who compete in it. He tells the remarkable story of the artisans who transformed the Black from a downtrodden and rough-around-the-edges public course to one that top pros hailed as unbelievable and the toughest par-70 I've ever played in my life. He also tracks the drama of the masters who battled for the supremacy at the Black - Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, Jeff Maggert - to show how true champions respond to the toughest conditions.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brady | 1/14/2014

    " good behind the scenes look at preparation and set-up of a major golf tournament. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob | 12/3/2013

    " I'm a golfer and actually went to this event, so I liked this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carter | 11/18/2013

    " bleech. Who gives a crap about the machinations of the pre-tournament rituals at the U.S. Open. So Feinstein had access to David Fey's inner sanctum and reported on it. Snoooozee. Stick with his previous book, A Good Walk Spoiled. It's about the trials and tribulations on the tour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James | 9/14/2013

    " Well-reported, somewhat interesting description of all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the U.S. Open. "

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