Jenkins at the Majors
Sixty Years of the World’s Best Golf Writing
Legendary sports writer Dan Jenkins delivers a golf history lesson that is unrivaled in its scope and style.
In this seminal collection, Dan Jenkins has selected the funniest and most riveting stories from his epic career as a writer forSports IllustratedandGolf Digest, where his wry reportage of golf’s most thrilling finishes, historic moments, and heartbreaking collapses brought legions of fans intimately close to the action. All the greatest moments of golf over the last sixty years are here: Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach, Arnold Palmer at Cherry Hills, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead at Oakmont, and of course Tiger Woods, just about everywhere. As much about journalism and watching the growth of one of our most cherished sports writers, as it is about the great game of golf,Jenkins at the Majorsis a must read for sports fans and golfers alike.
In this masterful collection, Jenkins has selected the best of his original dispatches from the past sixty years—from Ben Hogan’s great final-round 67 to win the 1951 U.S. Open at torturous Oakland Hills to Tiger Woods’s grimacing playoff win against Rocco Mediate fifty-eight years later—all written with his colorful humor and unmatched insight. His wry reportage on golf’s most iconic players, thrilling finishes, historic moments, and heartbreaking collapses have brought legions of fans intimately close to the action and the larger-than-life personalities of the game. The stories in Jenkins at the Majorsremain as vivid and thrilling as the days he wrote them, including:
• Ben Hogan besting Sam Snead in an epic battle in the 1953 U.S. Open at Oakmont
• The legendary 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, where three eras clashed as Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus battled it out in the final round
• Greg Norman’s cringe-worthy collapse at the 1996 Masters
• Tiger Woods’s record-shattering victory in the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach
Jenkins was there, immortalizing these and many other great moments in golf history—under deadline, no less—with his signature style and encyclopedic knowledge of the game in this nostalgic and highly entertaining ride. A must-read for every golf fan.