Golf is a more than just a game on the greens — it teaches you valuable lessons that could help you in your professional and personal lives. Here is a selection of biographies on golf’s most outstanding players, who are also Masters Tournament winners, so you can learn a point or two before you hit the course again.
BUBBA WATSON: VICTORY AT THE MASTERS By Golf Channel writers
This book profiles the enigmatic Bubba Watson, whose stunning victory at the 2012 Masters featured four birdies on the final six holes of regulation and one of the most memorable shots in tournament history on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Relive Watson’s monumental victory day by day as Golf Channel’s writers examine his game before and during the incredible win in Augusta. Included are a prologue and epilogue by John Hawkins, thoughts about what’s next for the Masters Champion, a photo gallery capturing Bubba’s surprise visit to Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and additional photos taken during his popular interview with David Feherty.
LIFE SWINGS By Nick Faldo
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Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo’s remarkable memoir tells the story of an obsessive teenager who grew up to be the greatest golfer England has ever produced. Along the way, there have been arguments with the press and fellow players, three marriages and some of the greatest sporting moments in history, including a record number of Ryder Cup wins. Now in his sixties, Faldo has found a new calm and is able to reflect on his life and career, opening up for the first time to reveal the humorous, honest character that he is.
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BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE By Jack Nicklaus II and Don Yaeger
ritten with New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger, this new book provides 18 valuable lessons that Jack Nicklaus II learnt from his father, PGA champion Jack Nicklaus. Although the “Golden Bear”, as Niklaus senior is known by fans, is widely regarded as the best golfer of all time with a record number of PGA major championships, his life and values show that true legacy lives on through your children, grandchildren and others one is blessed to call family and friends.
DON’T CHOKE By Gary Player
As one of the “Big Three” of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), South African Gary Player helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour and built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Don’t Choke is his look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf. He also explains how learning to cope in pressure situations can help anyone. In reviewing the most pressure-packed situations behind his 18 major victories, he outlines how he managed to succeed when things were most tense.