The Story of One Great Season
Published May, 2002
The year 1972 was an incredible one for golf. The games traditional stateliness gave way to a fiercer and more exciting dynamic as Trevino, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Player dominated the course. Their intense competitiveness and unbelievable prowess paved the way for the likes of Tiger and Sergio, and shaped the game we know today. Armed with a reporters perspective and a passionate golfers love of the game, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael DAntonio offers a behind-the-scenes portrait of this extraordinary time. He details the most exciting British Open ever played; the best single shot ever made at the PGA Championship; and the division between the older champions and new prodigies. He reveals Lee Trevinos near nervous breakdown and explores Jack Nicklauss evolution from arrogant youth to best golfer of his generation. At no other time would so many great players compete together at the height of their powers. Michael DAntonio captures this pivotal year in all its glory in a book every golf fan will treasure.
“Tour ’72 tells it like it really was.” — Lee Trevino
“Another fascinating slice of golf history.” — Booklist