Book "Jenkins At the Majors" a stroll down memory lane
Dan Jenkins has lived a charmed life, covering golf for the past 60 years.
The best you and I can do to peek into the details of his life would be to read the book, Jenkins At The Majors: Sixty Years of the World’s Best Golf Writing.
The book, released in May by Doubleday, chronicles classic stories from Jenkins about golf’s four majors, The Masters, the British Open, the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship.
Jenkins doesn’t report on the strokes that win golf tournaments but looks deeper at the people and the impact with a wry sense of humor. Jenkins’ work has been seen in Sports Illustrated and currently Golf Digest.
He had a front row seat for some of golf’s great moments:
• Ben Hogan beating Sam Snead in the 1953 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
• The battle between Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Palmer at the 1960 U.S. Open.
• Greg Norman’s stunning collapse at The Masters in 1996.
• Tiger Wood’s monumental blowout at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in 2000.
The book, which retails for $26.95, would have been an absolute collector’s item with more photos and a coffee-table-size format. The book is a stroll down memory lane with an expert guide that lived it.
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