Recommended Books On The Open Championship

A couple of books worth reading about the Open Championship

Duel in the Sun: Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the Battle of Turnberry

This is an engrossing account of the Open Championship through the lens of the 1977 Open Championship battle between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Played out at Turnberry, it famously ended with a Watson birdie for a win on the final hole.

Curt Sampson is one of my favorite golf writers, and although Royal and Ancient: Blood, Sweat, and Fear at the British Open isn’t his best effort, it still offers many interesting insights into the game.

The best part of the book is at the end, when he takes the reader through the notorious collapse of Jean Van De Velde.

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Tommy’s Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf’s Founding Father and Son

I think this is a must-read for any fan of golf history. The story is one of both triumph and tragedy. You can read a more thorough review on GolfBlogger here.

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