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The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68

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An account of the controversial 1968 Masters Tournament recounts how Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were surpassed by three little-known players, including Argentinian Roberto DeVincenzo, whose win was disqualified on a scoring technicality.
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Atria Books
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Mar 23, 2016 Dan rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. It's a good story no doubt and certainly an interesting chapter in the history of The Masters (notice the timing of when I read the book), but I felt the narrative had a bit of a slant to it throughout. At times it read like a feature article in a magazine, as if it was transposed directly from an issue of Golf Digest, and at other times it felt like an opinion piece attacking the administration that presided over the tournament in 1968. Perhaps that's what ...more
May 26, 2008 Brian rated it liked it
Recommends it for: golfers

1968 had a lot of things happening even by mid April when this tournament begins. Vietnam is escalating, LBJ just dropped out of the Presidential race and MLK was just killed. This tourney should have been an escape from that craziness. Unfortunatley it is marred by controversy. This is an interesting look at this tourney in the context of the times it was played in and the characters involved in the mixed up ending. Golf is truly a game about sportsmanship and this book illustrates that.
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Oct 12, 2015 Evan Kirby rated it it was amazing
Possibly my favourite Sampson novel. An engaging story about how one small mistake can go on to define your whole career, golf is just like that . Sampson describes golf shots and tournament play like no other
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Interesting read--in the description of the characters at the outset of the book, one would think that the situation would have reversed.
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I love the damn Masters.
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Curt Sampson, golf professional turned golf writer, came to golf the old-fashioned way—as a caddie. He looped for his father for a few years on summer Saturday’s, then turned pro, in a manner of speaking, at age 12, as one of the scores of disheveled boys and men in the caddie pen at Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, Ohio. His golf game developed from sneaking on LFCC at twilight, an occasionall ...more
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