Four Days in July: Tom Watson, the 2009 Open Championship, and a Tournament for the Ages

Jim Huber. St. Martin%E2%80%99s/Dunne, $24.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-312-66187-0
Huber, a golf reporter with CNN and Turner Sports, recounts in his latest (following A Thousand Goodbyes) one shining moment for veteran Tom Watson going against a younger field at the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry in 2009. Watson, then 59 years old, played masterfully against Tiger Woods, the odds-on favorite. With a crisp, economical narrative steeped in golf lore, Huber tells the story of an older athlete, who last won an Open 26 years earlier, using guts and savvy to almost pull out an impossible victory. The excitement and energy of the final round almost leaps from the page until Watson is bested in a tense playoff with American Stewart Cink, who had been ill throughout the game. Huber’s book recalls a courageous sportsman and a legendary contest that will delight and inspire anyone who loves golf. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/28/2011
Release date: 00/00/0000
Genre: Nonfiction
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