American triumvirate : Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf. / James Dodson.
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- ISBN: 9780307957399 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
In this celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their birth in 1912, one of the most accomplished and successful writers about the game explains the circumstances that made each of them so singularly brilliant and how they, in turn, saved not only the professional tour but modern golf itself, thus making possible the subsequent popularity of players from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods. During the Depression, after the exploits of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones's triumphant Grand Slam in 1930 had faded in the public imagination, golf's popularity fell year after year, and as a professional sport it was on the verge of extinction. This was the unhappy prospect facing two dirt-poor boys from Texas and another from Virginia who had dedicated themselves to the game yet could look forward only to eking out a subsistence living along with millions of other Americans. But then lightning struck, and from the late thirties into the fifties...
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