Version: Abridged
Author: John Feinstein
Narrator: John Feinstein
Genres: Sports & Recreation, Golf
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Published In: May 2003
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Nobody writes about golf better than John Feinstein, and now he's found the perfect subject to cover. In June 2002, the world watched a U.S. Open like no other. The most prestigious golf championship was played, for the first time in history, on a public golf course. With unprecedented access, Feinstein takes us through every step of the event, from how the players qualified to how pairings were made, from preparing the course to the heated negotiations between the USGA and NBC. Listeners will meet golf's biggest stars and get to know them with eye-opening intimacy—and ultimately come to understand why playing in the Open at Bethpage meant so much to so many.

Reviews (1)

The least interesting parts of the subject for me

Written by Anonymous on July 15th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I am an avid golfer and love the subject matter. Unfortunately John Feinstein focuses on the most uninteresting details of how the tv contract was negotiated, the organizational structure of the PGA., how David Fey worked is way up...etc. Painfully boring details about every bureaucrat in all the organizations involved. The actual golf tournament doesn't start until track 7 of the 3rd and last CD. I have really enjoyed John's short narratives on the radio, so not liking this at all was very surprising.

Author Details

Author Details

Feinstein, John

"John Feinstein spent eleven years on the staff at the Washington Post, as well as writing for Sports Illustrated and the National Sports Daily. He is a commentator on NPR's ""Morning Edition, a regular on ESPN's ""The Sports Reporters and a visiting professor of journalism at Duke University.

His first book, A Season on the Brink, is the bestselling sports book of all time. A Good Walk Spoiled was a #1 New York Times bestseller in hardcover and in paperback. His other books on the subject of sports include A Season Inside, Forever's Team, Hard Courts, Play Ball, A Civil War: Army vs. Navy, and, most recently, A March to Madness: The View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference. "