At The Turn
At The Turn
At the turn of the new millennium, the sports world is about to change forever.
In two-and-a-half astonishing years, professional golf was reborn. Formerly dismissed as an elite, white, middle-aged, rich man's game, golf has rocketed into the mainstream to become a multicultural, multibillion-dollar sport, with young, hotshot athletes to rival those in the NBA and demographics to win the hearts of networks and merchandisers everywhere.
From the U.S. team's devastating loss at the 1997 Ryder Cup to their come-from-behind triumph at the 1999 Cup through the record-setting summer of 2000, Steve Eubanks tells the story of the new boys, the bad boys, and the good old boys who changed the way America -- and the world -- think about golf. With detailed coverage of the rise of David Duval, Sergio Garcia, and, of course, Tiger Woods, as well as the backbiting and chaos at the British Open, the backstage power struggles at the PGA, and the tragic death of Payne Stewart, At the Turn is a must-read for any fan.
This is the true story of a game's seemingly miraculous transformation -- a no-holds-barred, reporter's-eye view of pro golf, written by a true insider who rivals John Feinstein at his best.