The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and SonBook - 2007
"Before Tiger and Phil, before Jack and Arnie, the two best golfers on earth were Old Tom and Young Tom Morris. But they were more than fierce rivals. They were father and son." "Supremely talented, utterly different. One was cautious, the other bold. One was a striver, the other a natural. And they had contrasting ideas about something that meant the world to both of them: honor. That difference would play a pivotal role on the tragic day in 1875 that would change their lives forever." "Tommy's Honor recounts how Old Tom - a caddie and gambler who went on to become a four-time Open champion and greenkeeper for the R&A, the most important institution in the game - grew up a stone's throw from the St. Andrews Links. Then a challenger arose: his son Young Tom, the Tiger Woods of his era, who at seventeen became the youngest player to win the Open Championship." "Tommy's Honor depicts a wild and woolly era when one Scottish town's champion challenged another while "golf fanatics" hooted, spat at the players, and kicked the golfers' balls into bunkers. This is the dawn of professional golf. But more than that, it is the story of golf's first heroes."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2007
Description: 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 796.35209 Mor