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The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

Gil Capps



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Da Capo Press Inc
10 March 2015
Sporting events, tours & organisations; Golf
In this riveting account of the 1975 Masters Tournament, acclaimed golf television veteran Gil Capps of NBC Sports and Golf Channel recaptures the thrilling excitement when three iconic heavyweights,Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tom Weiskopf,battled back and forth, riveting the sports world and dramatically culminating in one of the greatest finishes in golf history.
By:   Gil Capps
Imprint:   Da Capo Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   First Trade Paper Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 155mm,  Width: 227mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   396g
ISBN:   9780306823701
ISBN 10:   0306823705
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   10 March 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gil Capps is an Emmy award-winning associate producer on NBC Sports golf telecasts and managing editor at Golf Channel. He's worked on-site at nearly 500 tournaments around the world and has led the creation of Golf Channel's Editorial Research Unit, which he oversees. A native of North Carolina, Capps resides with his family in Winter Park,

Reviews for The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

Praise for The Magnificent Masters Stirs up the nostalgic charm of one of the greatest Masters ever. -Golf Digest The argument can be made that golf has never had a more extraordinary day than Sunday at the 1975 Masters...[Gil Capps] makes the reader feel as if he's been transported back in time to that remarkable April afternoon. --John Feinstein, national sportswriter and bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled Captures [the] suspense absorbing, informative book. --Tampa Tribune When so many of us who've come to be accepted as expert in matters concerning golf need answers and counsel, we call on Gil... The Magnificent Masters is an absolute reflection of a man who not only has the deepest understanding of the significance of that stunning 1975 tournament, but the perspective to tell the story in a way that makes us all understand, too. --Jimmy Roberts, NBC Sports, host of Golf Channel's In Play with Jimmy Roberts, and author of Breaking the Slump In the world of details, Gil Capps is golf's strongest man, and those strengths make The Magnificent Masters as potent for the reader today as they were for the viewer in 1975. --Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel analyst and former PGA Tour winner and Masters participant For many of those not old enough to remember the 1975 Masters, Gil Capps helps us understand why many believe this was the greatest golf tournament of all time. Beautifully researched and presented, The Magnificent Masters reveals why this was a transformative week for the epic springtime tournament we never tire of reading about, and in many ways for the sport of golf. A must-read for any fan of the Masters and golf. --Geoff Shackelford,, GolfWorld contributing writer and Golf Digest contributing editor Gil Capps is the best golf researcher in the game. He takes that attention to detail in his reporting to craft a classic on a classic, the '75 Masters. --Tim Rosaforte, senior writer for GolfWorld and Golf Digest and Golf Channel contributor Gil Capps is the real brains behind not just the key stats we've shared with our TV audience but more importantly much of the perspective. And now everyone is able to get the full and unparalleled 'Capps treatment' on one of the greatest golf tournaments ever played. Gil's signature attention to detail springs the '75 Masters back to life like never before...or just like you're sitting next to him in the TV tower watching it all unfold. --Dan Hicks, NBC Sports golf anchor

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