Jenkins at the Majors: Sixty Years of the World's Best Golf Writing, from Hogan to Tiger (Paperback)

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Legendary sports writer Dan Jenkins delivers a golf history lesson that is unrivaled in its scope and style.
 
In this seminal collection, Dan Jenkins has selected the funniest and most riveting stories from his epic career as a writer for Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest, where his wry reportage of golf’s most thrilling finishes, historic moments, and heartbreaking collapses brought legions of fans intimately close to the action. All the greatest moments of golf over the last sixty years are here: Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach, Arnold Palmer at Cherry Hills, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead at Oakmont, and of course Tiger Woods, just about everywhere. As much about journalism and watching the growth of one of our most cherished sports writers, as it is about the great game of golf, Jenkins at the Majors is a must read for sports fans and golfers alike.

About the Author


Dan Jenkins is the author of several novels and nonfiction books, including Rude Behavior, Semi-Tough, and Fairways and Greens. He is the sponsor of his own charity golf tournament, The Dan Jenkins Goat Hills Partnership, which attracts players from around the world. His column in "Golf Digest" remains its most popular feature. Jenkins divides his time between Fort Worth, Texas, and New York City.

Praise For…


"No one is funnier or more knowledgeable about golf than Dan Jenkins."--Wall Street Journal
 
"Carl Hiaasen calls Dan Jenkins 'probably the funniest sports journalist ever.' No argument here."--The New York Times

 "No one has captured the essential lunacy of the twentieth-century sports scene as accurately and hilariously."--Los Angeles Times
 
"Hotter than a habanero pepper. . . . Jenkins brings a passion for the game and a committed intelligence to his coverage."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"For style, outrageous humor and longevity, it's hard to top Dan Jenkins." --Newsday
 
“His writing and his ear recall—there is no higher compliment—Ring Lardner, though in different times and different Americas.”—David Halberstam, New York Times Book Review
 
"Jenkins ranks with the best and most influential sportswriters of the 20th century."--Gary VanSickle, Golf.com
 
"Jenkins takes us inside the world of golf like no one else."--Sacramento Bee
 
“Jenkins is hilarious, providing more laughs per page than any other writer in the ‘bidness.’”—People

Product Details
ISBN: 9780767925297
ISBN-10: 0767925297
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 326
Language: English