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

Joe Posnanski

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

5h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:05