Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the by Adam Lazarus, Steve Schlossman

By Adam Lazarus, Steve Schlossman

Now in paperback-the unforgettable tale of the 1973 U.S. Open and the unknown younger golfer who astonished the area.

In 1973, a Who's Who of golfing greats accumulated at Oakmont state membership for the U.S. Open. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have been between these favorite to win. in its place, 26-year-old Johnny Miller edged out the legends and crafted a record-setting sixty three to win through a unmarried stroke.

With interesting profiles of Miller, Palmer, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, and John Schlee, Chasing Greatness superbly captures one of many unlikeliest victories and so much dramatic activities triumphs of the earlier part century.

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The shot seemed unstoppable, “impossible” in Zamora’s own words, but, when the dust settled, the goalkeeper was standing there holding the ball. ” Few responded but when the team arrived back at Atocha station they were greeted by the Republic’s anthem. Madrid were cup winners, the last there would be for four years. At the start of the war, Zamora was imprisoned by left-wing militiamen in the Republican zone who suspected him of being a fascist sympathizer but, recognized by camp guards and given protective status, he eventually escaped to France, where he played for Nice before returning to Spain after the war.

Multiply that over five years and Valencia make over €415 million less than Barcelona or Madrid. Real Madrid’s operating budget in 2012–2013 was €517 million, Barcelona’s €470 million; Atlético and Valencia were the only other clubs over €100 million and next year they will dip below three figures. Valencia finished third for three consecutive years from 2009–2010: each time they were closer in points to relegation than they were to winning the league. In 2012–2013, third-placed Atlético finished twenty-four points behind Barcelona.

Madrid’s Felix Queseda, José Luis Espinosa, and Simón Lecue were among those who played in a game that month against Atlético Madrid, the proceeds of which were handed to anti-fascist militias raised in the working-class neighborhood of Vallecas. Barcelona’s assassinated president was being honored, supported, and promoted as an anti-fascist symbol by Madrid. For years, that was as much as Sunyol’s own club did to honor their president. In the aftermath of the civil war, with Francoist officials and state fascists handpicking Barcelona’s presidents, there was little interest in remembering him.

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