The Magnificent Masters

  • by Gil Capps
  • Narrated by Joel Richards
  • 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The 1975 Masters Tournament always seemed destined for the record books. A veritable Hall of Fame list of competitors had gathered that spring in Augusta, Georgia, for the game's most famous event, including Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Hale Irwin, Billy Casper, and Sam Snead. The lead-up had been dominated by Lee Elder, the first black golfer ever invited to the exclusive club's tourney. But by the weekend, the tournament turned into a showdown between the three heavyweights of the time: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tom Weiskopf. Never before had golf's top three players of the moment summoned the best golf of their lives in the same major championship. Their back-and-forth battle would rivet the sporting world and dramatically culminate in one of the greatest finishes in golf history.
In The Magnificent Masters, Gil Capps, a 22-year veteran of the golf industry with NBC Sports and Golf Channel, recaptures hole-by-hole the thrilling drama of this singular event during golf’s golden era, from the media-crazed build-up and intertwined careers of the three combatants to the tournament's final dramatic putts that would change the game of golf forever.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story, terrible narration

What would have made The Magnificent Masters better?

A narrator that knows something about golf!


What did you like best about this story?

Great rivalry at one of the best Master's ever


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joel Richards?

Anyone who knows how to pronounce Doral, hosel, Weiskopf, etc and understands that -3 on the leader board is "3 under" not "minus three" or that 3,5 4 on a scorecard is three, five, four not three hundred fifty four. Really grating to hear him mispronounce Tom Weiskopf's name about 100 times "WeisKOPP"


Any additional comments?

Much better read than listening to this narrator

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- Robert Williams

Horrible narrator

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The reader knew nothing about golf. He mis-pronounced so many names, terms, etc. that it ruined a great book.


What didn’t you like about Joel Richards’s performance?

He should have asked anyone who had knowledge of the game of golf how to pronounce words and/or names in the book. An example is his pronunciation of the hosel (the part of the golf club between the shaft and the clubface) as HOSEl.


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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios