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Jenkins at the Majors: Sixty Years of the World's Best Golf Writing, from Hogan to Tiger

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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 for Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest, where his wry reportage of golf’s most thrilling finishes, historic moments, and heartbreaking collap
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Anchor (first published 2009)
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Aug 24, 2009 Mahlon rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Golf fans
Recommended to Mahlon by: Amazon
Shelves: read-2009
Dan Jenkins is the dean of American golf writers, by his count he's covered 197 Major Championships over 60 years for various publications, beginning with the 1951 U. S. Open. He has selected 94 of the best for our perusal. What lifts this book above the usual collections of columns by sportswriters is it's superb organization. It's organized chronologically so that it's easy for the reader to follow the march of golf history forward. It's a fast, fun read, the columns are short so the pages rea ...more
Michael Webb
Pretty much what the title suggests-a collecton of Dan Jenkins' writing on golf's major championships. Jenkins is a fine writer, and his account of many of the sport's greatest moments makes for good reading.


During an account of the 1985 US Open, in which Andy North defeated TC Chen at Oakland Hills Country Club, Jenkins writes the following phrases:

"Does anything made in Taiwan last more than three days?"

"Confucius say, 'Bad head give Andy North Open.'"

"..just when he was threatening
I don't give a hoot about golf, but I give several hoots about Dan Jenkins. (Though I might have to take one of 'em away for the Chinaman and Mexican jokes in a few of the articles.)
What an exercise. A glimpse into the sportswriter grind. How is one report on a Major going to differ from another other than including different names?
He pulls it off, mostly because he transmits the way that he cares about golf.
60 years of Majors - written by one of the funniest and unique sportswriters ever. A must have for true golf fans - he captures the greatest moments - and usually has you laughing the whole time
Any admirer of Dan Jenkins and first-class golf reporting should own this book. Probably the best recent compilation of his outstanding lifetime of work.
My kind of book. Read a few pages at a time. Learn a history of PGA majors golf.
I knew a few of the stories, but it was still an interesting read
Robert Arndt
Interesting takes on winners of the majors.
Ray Charbonneau
Repetitious. The stories all blur together.
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Dan Jenkins is an American author and sportswriter, most notably for Sports Illustrated.

Jenkins was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where he attended R .L. Paschal High School and Texas Christian University (TCU), where he played on the varsity golf team. Jenkins has worked for many publications including the Fort Worth Press, Dallas Times Herald, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated. In 1985 he
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