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Moment of Glory

The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf
Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
Length: 12 hrs
Categories: Sports, Golf
4 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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In 2003, after winning six of the 12 majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled with his swing, leaving him lagging behind the field at both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. With Woods out of the picture, the stage was set for a newcomer to claim the top position. Nobody expected that four virtually unknown players would rise to become first-time champions.

In his debut appearance in a major, Ben Curtis became the only player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to prevail on his first time out. Mike Weir - who was considered a good player but not a great one - triumphed in the Masters, becoming the first Canadian to win a major. In the U.S. Open, Jim Furyk was victorious, and the PGA Championship was claimed by the unknown Shawn Micheel.

But after each player's history-making season, the four have had little further success.

In Moment of Glory, John Feinstein returns to the unlikely year of 2003 and chronicles the personal and professional struggles of these four players. With great affection for the underdog and extraordinary access to the players, he then looks to the 2008 season, giving readers an insider's look into to how winning (and losing) major championships changes players' lives.

©2010 John Feinstein (P)2010 Hachette

Critic Reviews

"Feinstein is the most successful sportswriter in America....He has the gift of re-creating events known to us all while infusing them with excitement, even suspense." ( Wall Street Journal)
"Feinstein makes you care." ( Entertainment Weekly)

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I wish John Feinstein would narrate

I really liked all of John Feinstein's golf books like A Good Walk Spoiled, Tales from Q School, Open, and The Majors. They inspired me to purchase this book as well. While the content of this book is equal to his other golf books, I found that his narration was the "secret sauce" that made the other books great and this one just mediocre. John's passion for the game and golf knowledge (i.e. always pronouncing player's, courses, and other golf stuff correctly) shine through in his readings. Please John, record this book and re-release with your narration!