The Golf 100: Ranking the Greatest Golfers of All Time
The list below is from the book The Golf 100: Ranking the Greatest Golfers of All Time (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press: New York City, 2001), written by Robert McCord.
Text from inside book jacket:
Organized golf began in Scotland in the fifteenth century. Since that small beginning the game has grown phenomenally and circled the globe. Today players and spectators number in the millions. The game has provided thrills and spectator performances aplenty and grounds for arguments about the exploits of the best golfers of all time.
But who were the best? How do you compare the achievements of golfers in the era of the featherie ball, a sewn leather sphere stuffed with feathers, to the modern era of aerodynamically tested Surlyn balls and titanium-shafted clubs? How do you rank players who had different opportunities to win championships? Or those who competed before there were large money purses or, indeed, any at all?
...The author substantiates his choices [or the rankings in the list] by providing colorful, detailed biographies with little-known facts about each golfer.
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