The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum facade of this famous Augusta course. And that heart belongs to the man who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago. Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, a New York stockbroker, still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. His story, including his relationship with Presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus, has never been told, until now.More
"Jack Nicklaus may own six green jackets, but no one has captured the Masters like [Curt] Sampson." (The Baton Rouge Advocate)
"[Curt Sampson's] fine new book, The Masters, is the only way we mortals are ever going to gain entrie to the hallowed Augusta National Golf Club." (The Dallas Morning News)
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