Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Story by John FeinsteinCaddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Story by John Feinstein

Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Story

byJohn Feinstein

Paperback | May 9, 2005

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Beyond golf's polished surface there lies a world not often seen by the average fan. The caddy sees everything - the ambition, the strategy, the rivalries, the jealousies - that occurs behind the scenes. Award-winning John Feinstein, America's favourite sportswriter, got one of golf's legendary caddies to reveal the secrets behind the most popular sport of our time. Bruce Edwards was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in January 2003, a progressive disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, but he dominated coverage of the 2003 US Open. This is a position not usually bestowed on a caddy, but Edwards was no ordinary caddy. In 1973, after forgoing college, Edwards walked on the course behind a young Tom Watson and never looked back. Watson would go on to win eight major titles with Bruce Edwards by his side. Edwards continued to do the job he had dedicated more than half his life to right up to his death in April 2004, aged 49. This is a moving, dramatic and thoughtful book about a life devoted to sports.

John Feinstein is an American sportswriter and commentator. He is a columnist for the Washington Post, an author, is a guest commentator on NPR, and does color commentary for United States Naval Academy football games. He is also a frequent contributor to The Tony Kornheiser Show. During a radio broadcast of the football game between t...
Title:Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:May 9, 2005Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316010863

ISBN - 13:9780316010863

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brothers for life I'm a big fan of John Feinstein but his most recent books have been mostly busts in my opinion. I went back instead to read some of his older work and I'm glad I read "Caddy for Life" because it definitely ranks among the best of Feinstein's work. The life of Bruce Edwards, the long-time caddy for Tom Watson is nothing extraordinary to read about. But it is the fraternal bonds that develop between the two men that is so fascinating to read about. It touches you to the core about what it means to be human, about our interactions with each other. The story isn't about golf at all really, it's about binds us as human beings, the ability to relate, to empathize and to love, the human friendship that is inherit in all of us. Their friendship isn't perfect, nothing in this life is, but they learn to deal with each other's limitations. And when Bruce learns that he has ALS, it only serves to bring the two friends closer together, to cherish what is left of their friendship together. As an avid golfer, the stories about the US Open, the Masters, etc. are all great to read about but Feinstein doesn't dwell on them too much, which is a good thing. This is the kind of book that will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. It shows what we as humans are capable of at our best.
Date published: 2008-08-04

Editorial Reviews

"The emotionally charged story of Tom Watson's caddy of more than thirty years. CADDY FOR LIFE is a modern morality tale centered on an oft-overlooked virtue: