The Secret of Golf by Joe Posnanski audiobook

The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

By Joe Posnanski
Read by George Newbern

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.72 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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New York Times BestsellerThe first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a seventeen-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at twenty-seven, was already the greatest golfer in the world. Though they shared some similarities—they were both Midwestern boys who had learned how to play golf at their fathers’ country clubs—they differed in many ways. Nicklaus played a game of consummate control and precision. Watson hit the ball all over the place. Nicklaus lacked charm and theatrics, and he was thoroughly despised by most golf fans because he had displaced Arnold Palmer as king of the golf world. Watson was one of those Arnold Palmer fans. Yet over the next twenty years their seemingly divergent paths collided as they battled against each other again and again for a place at the top of the sport and drove each other to ever-soaring heights of accomplishment. Spanning from that first match through the “Duel in the Sun” at Turnberry in 1977 to Watson’s miraculous near-victory at Turnberry as he approached sixty, and informed by interviews with both players over many years, The Secret of Golf is Joe Posnanski’s intimate account of the most remarkable rivalry and (eventual) friendship in modern golf.

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New York Times Bestseller

The first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a seventeen-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at twenty-seven, was already the greatest golfer in the world. Though they shared some similarities—they were both Midwestern boys who had learned how to play golf at their fathers’ country clubs—they differed in many ways. Nicklaus played a game of consummate control and precision. Watson hit the ball all over the place. Nicklaus lacked charm and theatrics, and he was thoroughly despised by most golf fans because he had displaced Arnold Palmer as king of the golf world. Watson was one of those Arnold Palmer fans. Yet over the next twenty years their seemingly divergent paths collided as they battled against each other again and again for a place at the top of the sport and drove each other to ever-soaring heights of accomplishment.

Spanning from that first match through the “Duel in the Sun” at Turnberry in 1977 to Watson’s miraculous near-victory at Turnberry as he approached sixty, and informed by interviews with both players over many years, The Secret of Golf is Joe Posnanski’s intimate account of the most remarkable rivalry and (eventual) friendship in modern golf.

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Author Bio: Joe Posnanski

Author Bio: Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski is a senior writer at Sports on Earth. Previously, he was senior writer at Sports Illustrated and sports writer for the Kansas City Star. He was named National Sportswriter of the Year in 2011 and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He is the author of four books, including The Good Stuff and The Soul of Baseball. Posnanski currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English