Augusta: Home of the Masters Tournament
Every April, millions of people around the world tune in to watch the Masters Tournament, held at the Augusta Natioinal Golf Club in eastern Georgia, one of America’s most beautiful courses. But behind the spectacular scenery and memorable tournament play is a highly exclusive and controversial club, with a membership that includes three hundred of the most powerful and influential men in America.
In the first authoriative look inside the gates, author Steve Eubanks reveals the fascinating and often turbulent history of the Augusta National Golf Club, from its founding in the 1930s by the legendary Bobby Jones and Wall Street investor Cliff Roberts to its meteoric rise as home to America’s favorite tournament. Despite the determined silence of all its members, past and present, Eubanks penetrates Augusta National’s carefully cultivated image, offers dozens of insights, and shares numberous untold stories. With over forty photos of the legendary players on the greens as well as the players behind the scenes, Eubanks also captures some of the greatest golf moments in history. A new chapter on the 1997 Masters, where Tiger Woods crushed the competeition and scalpers charged up to $10,000 per ticket, makes “Augusta” essential reading for every golf fan.