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May 2004
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Who really is the greatest golfer of all time? In clubhouses around the world the heated debate continues: If the finest men ever to play the game were brought back to this moment in time, playing on modern-day, manicured courses, equipped with the latest aerodynamic golf balls and rocket-shafted titanium clubs, who would triumph as the champion of champions?

In this fascinating read, eighteen of the world's most acclaimed golf writers take on golf's most intriguing discussion, each writing about a specific player. Every chapter offers a unique and insightful essay, vividly capturing the eighteen top golfers of modern history at the pinnacle of their game, as well as the distinctive spirit of greatness each brought to the arena.

'Golf Magazine's' James Dodson writes eloquently of Sam Snead in Southern hillbilly vernacular. Veteran sportswriter and long-time friend of Jack Nicklaus Kaye Kessler provides the ultimate inside track on the Golden Bear. Jaime Diaz, senior writer for 'Golf Digest', splendidly captures the determination and discipline of perfectionist Ben Hogan. And sports journalist Tom Auclair goes above and beyond with golf's latest phenomenon, Tiger Woods. These are just a few of the captivating essays you'll find in this compendium of golfing lore.

Celebrated golf writer David Mackintosh then describes the evolution of prize money in golf and his search for an unbiased method of comparing the greatest players in the modern age of the game. Using a "New Money" model, Mackintosh is able to establish the present-day values of all past tournaments and construct a comprehensive analysis of the entire career records of our eighteen greatest champions. This mathematically sound basis of evaluation and comparison puts 'Golf's Greatest Eighteen' on the same course, playing for the same prize money, to determine the most prolific championship winners of all time.

A year-by-year all-time "New Money" analysis appears at the end of each essay, so now you can realistically compare the earnings of such legends as Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen with those of modern-day champions. With each player's complete career translated into current times, Mackintosh's fascinating analysis of the best golfers in history allows you to decide who indeed is the greatest golfer of all time.

The eighteen players are: Severiano Ballesteros, Billy Casper, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, "Sir" Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Hale Irwin, Robert Tyre Jones, Jnr, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, and Tiger Woods.





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