The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
"The Greatest Game Ever Played tells the story of golf greats Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet. Vardon had escaped a hopeless life of poverty in Britan to achieve universal recognition as the greatest golf champion in the game's long and stories history. Ouimet, a virtual unknown from Massachusetts, was only three years removed form his youthful career as a lowly caddie when he emerged as a competitor to Vardon, a man he worshiped. They came from different worlds and different generations, but Vardon and Ouimet's lives bore uncanny similarities, setting them on parallel paths that led with a kind of fated inevitability to their legendary battle at Brookline in the 1913 U.S. Open. Weaving together the stories of Vardon and Ouimet to create his narrative, Mark Frost has crafted a uniquely involving, intimate epic--equal parts sports biography, sweeping social history, and emotional human drama."
ISBN: 0786888008 / 9780786888009
Authors: Mark Frost