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  • Published: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780224082518
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
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Arnie & Jack

Palmer, Nicklaus and Golf's Greatest Rivalry



The decades-long rivalry between two of golf's greatest-ever golfers: Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer are two of the greatest golfers in history. In fact, it's fair to say that between them - with some help from Gary Player - they created the game as we know it. Their rise inspired and coincided with golf's huge explosion - in participation, in TV coverage, and in commercial terms.

Nicklaus may have reigned supreme on the course, with eighteen major titles to his name, but it was Palmer who was America's favourite star, and the highest earning sportsman in the world. At times, each man loathed and resented the other; ultimately, each came to respsect his rival's dramatic and distinct impact on the game of golf.

Arnie & Jack brilliantly brings to life the story of two men, their rivalry and a whole sport, in a gripping, no-holds-barred account of one of sport's most fascinating pairings.

  • Published: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780224082518
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Ian O'Connor

Ian O'Connor is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist. He has worked for the New York Times and USA Today, among many others. He is the author of The Jump, about college basketball, and Arnie & Jack, about the greatest rivalry in golf.

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Praise for Arnie & Jack

Ian O'Connor's chronicle of Palmer and Nicklaus gives readers a picture-perfect view of how they made the sport what it is today

John Feinstein, Washington Post

An exemplary sports history ... O'Connor offers thrillingly dramatic depiction of each on-course encounter, and his comprehensive interviews humanise the two legends

Kirkus Reviews

A detailed depiction of golf's most famous rivalry

Observer

[Palmer and Nicklaus's] long and occasionally bitter struggle for supremacy, both on and off the course, is brought to life in this impeccably sourced account

Esquire

Absorbing

Independent on Sunday

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