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Arnie and Jack : Palmer, Nicklaus and Golf's Greatest Rivalry

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Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer are two of the greatest golfers in history. In fact, it's fair to say that between them - with some help from Gary Player - they created the game as we know it. Their rise inspired and coincided with golf's huge explosion - in participation, in TV coverage, and in commercial terms. Nicklaus may have reigned supreme on the course, with eighteen major titles to his name, but it was Palmer who was America's favourite star, and the highest earning sportsman in the world. At times, each man loathed and resented the other; ultimately, each came to respsect his rival's dramatic and distinct impact on the game of golf. Arnie & Jack brilliantly brings to life the story of two men, their rivalry and a whole sport, in a gripping, no-holds-barred account of one of sport's most fascinating pairings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 265g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0224082515
  • 9780224082518
  • 755,999

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Ian O'Connor is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist. He has worked for the New York Times and USA Today, among many others. He is also the author of The Jump, about college basketball and The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter.show more

About Ian O'Connor

Ian O'Connor is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist. He has worked for the New York Times and USA Today, among many others. He is also the author of The Jump, about college basketball and The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter.show more

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'Perhaps the greatest sporting rivalry of all was that between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus ... Their strange, symbiotic relationship is captured in fascinating detail in Arnie & Jack' Daily Telegraph Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer are two of the greatest golfers in history. In fact, it's fair to say that between them - with some help from Gary Player - they created the game as we know it. Their rise inspired and coincided with golf's huge explosion - in participation, in TV coverage, and in commercial terms. Nicklaus may have reigned supreme on the course, with eighteen major titles to his name, but it was Palmer who was America's favourite star, and the highest-earning sportsman in the world. At times each man loathed and resented the other; ultimately each came to respect his rival's dramatic and distinct impact on the game of golf. Arnie & Jack brilliantly brings to life the story of two men, their rivalry and a whole sport, in a gripping, no-holds-barred account of one of sport's most fascinating pairings. 'Ian O'Connor examines, analyses, and ultimately unravels the greatest, yet most misunderstood, rivalry in sport history ... Fascinating' Los Angeles Times 'Ian O'Connor's chronicle of Palmer and Nicklaus gives readers a picture-perfect view of how they made the sport what it is today' John Feinstein, Washington Post '[Palmer and Nicklaus'] long and occasionally bitter struggle for supremacy, both on and off the course is brought to life in this impeccably sourced account' Esquire 'Absorbing' Independent on Sundayshow more

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"A detailed depiction of golf's most famous rivalry"show more

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