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At the age of forty-six, Jack Nicklaus was considered by some to be done as a championship golfer. Entering the 1986 Masters, most folks had written off the Golden Bear. But the winner of a record seventeen professional majors wasn’t done yet. After a slow start, Nicklaus got in the hunt during the weekend, and he played the final nine holes in a 6-under-par 30. He roared past a who’s who of top golfers that day to win his sixth Masters title a record that still exists. Most experts agree that it was the most thrilling day of tournament golf ever played.
Upon the twenty-fifth anniversary of arguably the most exciting Masters in history, THE 1986 MASTERS is nearly a hole-by-hole account written by a veteran sports journalist who was there. Illustrated with more than fifty exclusive photographs of the tournament from the award-winning team at the Augusta Chronicle, it takes you right onto the course with the golfers. Author John Boyette includes commentary from interviews with the key figures connected to the 1986 Masters. From Nicklaus's wife and son to CBS announcers to the players themselves Greg Norman, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Seve Ballesteros, and many more an amazing chorus of voices that helps tell this remarkable story.
And the voice of Jack Nicklaus shines as well, in an interview provided exclusively for the book.
A thoroughly absorbing narrative about one of golf's greatest moments created by one of golf's greatest figures, THE 1986 MASTERS is a must-read for any golf fan.
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On its 25th anniversary, a celebratory, first-hand account of how 46-year-old Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters Tournament to become the oldest winner in history including more than 50 rare photographs -- From THE 1986 MASTERS® I don’t think I missed one minute of Sunday’s round in 1986. . . . It seemed like he’d hit a spectacular shot, and then the next one was even better. At ten years old, I wondered if I could ever be like that.” Tiger Woods We knew when Jack was getting ready that if he could do something magical on 17, he was going to be in good shape. We went elsewhere in the telecast, and I remember thinking, don’t get in the way of this.” CBS announcer Verne Lundquist, who made the call on the 17th hole Jack, I think it was fantastic, congratulations. Arn. P.S. Do you think there’s a chance for a 56 year old?” Arnold Palmer, in a note to Nicklaus after his win I kept getting tears in my eyes. Coming down the stretch was an experience I won’t soon forget.” Jack Nicklaus, after slipping on his sixth green jacketAbout the Author:
John Boyette is the sports editor at the Augusta Chronicle. He has covered twenty-three Masters Tournaments and has directed the Augusta Chronicle’s award-winning coverage of the tournament since 2001. As a twenty-year-old junior at the University of South Carolina working part-time for his hometown newspaper, the Aiken Standard, he was offered a chance to help cover the 1986 Masters Tournament. With no specific assignment, and being a fan of Jack Nicklaus, he decided to follow him exclusively for Sunday’s final round. The result was an afternoon he will never forget. He won a statewide award the next year for his recounting of Nicklaus’s win, and his journalism career was launched. He lives in Aiken, South Carolina, with his wife, Kathy.
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Book Description Lyons Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0762777583