Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments by Jim MoriartyPlaying Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments by Jim Moriarty

Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments

byJim Moriarty

Hardcover | October 1, 2016

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The game of golf has been witness to dramatic change since the early 1980s. Technology has relegated polished wooden drivers and wound balls covered with balata to the dustbin of history. The world's great courses have been stretched unfathomable lengths to counter the game's modern champions and the distances they hit the ball. In the end, though, it still comes down to the players.
 
Jim Moriarty has focused his attention on the glory, sacrifice, success, and despair of these champions. In Playing Through, he captures the essence of this most recent, most transformative chapter in golf's long history. He writes of the last great rivalry: Jack Nicklaus versus Tom Watson; the rise of the European juggernaut with Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo; the Ryder Cup spectacles of 1999 and 2012 and the romance of team golf; the tragic loss of Payne Stewart and Ballesteros, both gone too soon; the emergence of the Australians, South Africans, South Americans, and Pacific Rim players in the Presidents Cup; and the man who ruled golf, Tiger Woods.
 
Golf may have changed in the last thirty-five years, but Moriarty's words show that no matter how far the ball flies, it still pits players against themselves, the elements, and their opponents to remain the game we all know and love.
 
Jim Moriarty was a contributing writer and photographer for Golf Digest magazine from 1985 to 2001, a contributing writer for Golf World magazine from 2001 to 2015, and is currently a freelance golf writer.  
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Title:Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and MomentsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 9.32 × 6.29 × 0.99 inShipping dimensions:9.32 × 6.29 × 0.99 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:UNP - NebraskaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803278659

ISBN - 13:9780803278653

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Last Tango in Pebble Beach
2. El Momento and Mr. Ryder's Cup
3. The Shark and Sir Nick
4. A Country Boy from Springfield
5. Phil the Thrill
6. Long, Gone John
7. Lady Inkster
8. Hidden Tiger, Crouching Dragon
9. Change of Fortune
10. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
11. Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
12. Generation Next

Editorial Reviews

"Any collection of Jim Moriarty's writings on golf is reason to celebrate for any true fan of the game. He writes effortlessly about players' trials and triumphs in a full-bodied manner that recalls the finest storytellers of the past century. Here's one for your reading chair and library, a true perennial."-James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate
 
- James Dodson - 20160223