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Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Now in paperback-the unforgettable story of the 1973 U.S. Open and the unknown young golfer who astonished the world.

In 1973, a Who's Who of golf greats gathered at Oakmont Country Club for the U.S. Open. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were among those favored to win. Instead, 26-year-old Johnny Miller edged out the legends and crafted a record-setting 63 to win by a s
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by NAL (first published May 4th 2010)
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Randy
Mar 03, 2011 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most of this book was a collection of short biographies of Miller, Palmer, Weiskopf, Trevino and Schlee. I found the biographies interesting, as each golfer is so unique. I loved this book, not so much because I'm a fan of golf, but because I'm a fan of interesting characters who struggle to attain their goals.

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Varun
May 15, 2014 Varun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a couple of the greatest golfers in the world who went through many ups and downs but at the end reached their ultimate goal in life, to win.
Marcia Chocinsky
Dec 09, 2016 Marcia Chocinsky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up in a used book store ... I'm not much of a golfer, just business scrambles and such but I thought I'd pick it up because a) I'm from Pittsburgh, b) the first prom I went to in 65-66 was at Oakmont Country Club, c) my brother-in-law who live in Pittsburgh loves golf and has even volunteered to work the big events held at Oakmont ... So I really bought it for him no I know he'll love it. I found it interesting as it provides back stories on a lot of the greats! Arnold Palmer who i ...more
Dan
Jan 13, 2014 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Really tells the story of more than the amazing final round 63 that Johnny Miller shot on Sunday in 1973 to win the US Open. Maybe it was my expectations going into it but it detracted from the deeper story of JM and the round. Oh, it is included but so are a dozen other characters. You get the full story of not only what happened in that tournament but what led up to in years before for the dozen players who played roles in the tournament. It was very in-depth but that also served to frustrate ...more
Scott
Jul 20, 2010 Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy golf, you should read this book. It is interesting portrayal of the 1973 US Open and of many of the golfers who figured into the eventual winner.
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