A Golf Story: Bobby Jones, Augusta National, and the Masters by Charles Price

By Charles Price

Quickly after its unique ebook in 1986, A golfing tale used to be heralded as one of many classics of golfing literature. it's a booklet that intertwines 3 immortal subjects-Bobby Jones, Augusta nationwide, and the Masters Tournament-into one compelling narrative. those 3 tales are inextricably associated; jointly, they shape a desirable backdrop to an April drama that's particular within the annals of golfing and that, like Jones himself, transcends activities. utilizing firsthand reviews with Augusta nationwide and the Masters match that date again to 1948, Charles expense spent 3 years weaving jointly this old tale and, in an remarkable flow, Augusta nationwide opened its guarded records for his study, thereby making this booklet the 1st approved background of either the membership and the match.

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Pelé hoped Garrincha was right. But the treatments didn’t seem to help. Pelé was afraid the doctor was right after all. The day before Brazil’s next game, Pelé went to the doctor. He said he would take a shot of painkillers if it meant he could play. The doctor wouldn’t allow it. “It might cripple you for life,” he told Pelé. ” The other players tried to cheer up Pelé. They told him not to worry. But how could he not? He loved playing soccer more than anything. And because of his injury, all he could do was lie around.

His only worry was his injured knee. ” —Pelé In Pelé’s first World Cup game, he watched Brazil beat Austria 3–0. Three days later, Brazil played England. The team doctor decided it was still too early for Pelé to test his knee. So he was on the bench again. It was a tough game. England’s defense was determined to stop Brazil’s strong offense. Brazil 24 had some chances, but England’s goalkeeper was up to the challenge. The game ended in a 0–0 tie. Pelé was frustrated. If he had played, he might have made the difference.

But the treatments didn’t seem to help. Pelé was afraid the doctor was right after all. The day before Brazil’s next game, Pelé went to the doctor. He said he would take a shot of painkillers if it meant he could play. The doctor wouldn’t allow it. “It might cripple you for life,” he told Pelé. ” The other players tried to cheer up Pelé. They told him not to worry. But how could he not? He loved playing soccer more than anything. And because of his injury, all he could do was lie around. On June 6, 1962, Brazil beat Spain 2–1.

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