Synopses & Reviews
Legendary sportswriter Red Smith characterized Ben Hogans comeback from a near-fatal automobile crash in February 1949 as the most remarkable feat in the history of sports.” Now, more than sixty years later, that statement still rings true. The crowning moment of Hogans comeback was his astonishing victory in the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia, where his battered legs could barely carry him on the 36-hole final day. Miracle at Merionthe recipient of the USGAs 2010 Herbert Warren Wind Award for the best golf book of the yeartells the stirring story of Hogans valiant triumph over adversity.
"A must-read for anyone who cares about golf." --Booklist
About the Author
David Barrett has been a professional golf writer for more than thirty years. For eighteen years, Barrett served as an editor at Golf magazine, where he wrote the popular "Within the Rules" column. He presently serves as editor-in-chief of Fairway Living magazine. He is a regular contributor to GolfObserver.com and the author of several previous books on golf including Golfing with Dad and Miracle at Merion, which was awarded the USGA's 2010 Herbert Warren Wind Award as the year's best book on golf.