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Witnessing the Masters

By Kristin Masters. Apr 7, 2011. 4:17 AM.

Topics: Biographies, Book News

The Masters Tournamen has over 75 years of history.  Played each year at the Augusta National Golf Club, the tournament embodies the rigor, athleticism, and beauty of golf.

The Masters began in 1934. Legendary amateur golfer Buddy Jones and investment golfer Clifford Roberts launched the tournament only a year after the Augusta National course opened. Golfers were drawn to the tournament thanks to Jones'’ outstanding reputation.

Designed by Alister Mackenzie, Augusta itself gained an exceptional reputation. Indeed panoramas of the course, such as Amen Corner, have become legendary images.

Faldo_Course_Open_AutobiographyA Literary Legacy

The Masters Tournament quickly grew into an annual--—and beloved--—tradition in golf. The event has also given way to a fine literary tradition. The Augusta National Golf Course itself has garnered attention, while books like The World of Golf Collectibles illustrate the immense popularity of the sport.

The titans of golf have left their mark off the course, as well. From Byron Nelson to Nick Faldo, Masters Tournament winners offer insights and inspiration to amateur golfers around the world.  These biographical and autobiographical books grant us an insider’s look into the tournament and the game of golf.

Improving Your Game with the Masters

For the player who wants to improve his game, Masters laureates have plenty of advice. Tom Watson helps golfers get back to basics.  Jack Nicklaus shares 55 ways to lower your golf score.

Even the “armchair golfer” can appreciate fine editions of collectible golf books. Collectors and golfers will find a wide variety of scarce first editions, , signed and limited editions to add to their personal libraries.

Further Reading:

Interactive Timeline (Masters Tournament)

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Kristin Masters
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