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Summary

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 35 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.

The book is published by University of Nebraska Press.

©2016 Jim Moriarty (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"This book is a feast for golf fans." (Dan Jenkins, author of Unplayable Lies and Semi-Tough and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame)
"Any collection of Jim Moriarty's writings on golf is reason to celebrate for any true fan of the game...Here's one for your reading chair and library, a true perennial." (James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate)

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Poor narration ruins this...how can it happen?

Great story, but I defy anyone to listen for more than 15 minutes to the monosyllabic tone of Mark Mickleson...how can someone so so poor be given this job? Seriously...listen to the sample and make up your own mind, it's crap with a capital C.
Such a shame as the story and content is very strong, but how the hell did MM get this gig? Unbelievable!
I think that he is caddie to brother Phil...that says it all, don't give up your day job.

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