From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled, a dramatic chronicle of the bitterly fought 2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U.S. team out for revenge against the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands.
Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches. Tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in Hazeltine, Minnesota, in October 2016—just days after American legend Arnold Palmer died. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup’s long history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded, including how veteran Phil Mickelson helped assemble a superb team; why the intense match between European superstar Rory McIlroy and American Patrick Reed almost came to blows; and the return of Tiger Woods, not as a player but an assistant captain. Feinstein’s classic bestseller, A Good Walk Spoiled, set the bar for golf books. Now he provides his unique take on the Ryder Cup, which has clearly become golf’s most intense and emotional event…its “first Major.”