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Duel in the Sun: Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the Battle of Turnberry

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In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually on the great links courses of Scotland and England, the birthplace of the game.

By the time the 1977 Open came to Turnberry on Scotland's west coast, Jack Nicklaus ha
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ebook, 224 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2002)
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Dan
Jun 06, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I remember watching this as a kid and being riveted to the screen on Sat and Sunday (only two days it was telecast back then). Great golf, high drama, and pure sportsmanship was on display at Turnberry that weekend. Corcoran does a commendable job in recreating the tension between an aging dominant lion (Nicklaus) and a younger lion on the rise. He gets plenty of dialogue and strategy into the narrative to build suspense and pull back the curtain for the non-golfer and golfer alike. I am putting ...more
Glenn Stern
Feb 21, 2012 Glenn Stern rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My childhood hero defeats Nicklaus in the greatest head to head golf matchup ever. Great book about a weekend in 1977 when golf stood still.
Scott
Apr 13, 2014 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read about Nicklaus and Watson but barely even discussed their final round at the Open.
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