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The Story of The Masters
The Story of The Masters

The Story of The Masters

Drama, joy and heartbreak at golf's most iconic tournament


340 Pages, 6.75 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $30.00 (CA $41.00) (US $30.00)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781732222724

Rights: WOR

Tatra Press (Apr 2021)


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A comprehensive look at the history, characters, and drama that make the Masters the highlight of any golf season

This is the first book that focuses solely on the action and history of the tournament itself rather than on the Augusta National Golf Club, which runs the event. There is a writeup on every year the tournament has been played, starting in 1934, grouped into chapters that each have a unifying theme. The storyline of the tournament progresses from the early years, when the tournament quickly established itself, to the era when Sam Snead and Ben Hogan dominated, to the time when Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus brought the tournament into the television age, a couple of decades of European dominance, and finally the Tiger Woods era. Within that framework, each year has its own story to tell, as the Augusta National course provides the perfect setting for drama involving the game’s greatest players.


"David Barrett is an able and thorough writer, and he has clinically and thoughtfully broken down the Masters in tournament form. This is a distinctively different look at the history of the tournament." —Ben Crenshaw, Professional golfer, golf historian, two-time winner of the Masters tournament

"David Barrett’s work is always backed by thorough research, sharp intelligence, and a keen perspective. All of that comes to bear in this engaging treasure of a book." —George Peper, Editor, Links Magazine

"God is in the details, and so is great golf writing. David Barrett’s astute choices gives us the most comprehensive and satisfying retrospective ever written about the Masters." —Jamie Diaz, Anchor, Golf Channel

"We#&39;ve never seen a telling of the Masters tournament remotely like this one--comprehensive and colorful." —Guy Yocom, Writer, Golf Digest

"David Barrett has given sports history buffs and fans of golf’s most celebrated invitational a wonderful gift, smoothly conveyed by a master storyteller. An invaluable addition to your golf library." —James Dodson, Author of Ben Hogan: An American Life

"David Barrett writes authoritatively about one of America#&39;s intriguing and enduring sporting events, detailing the pivotal shots and the golfers who hit them." —Bill Fields, 2020 recipient of the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism

"In The Story of the Masters, David Barrett has done what the tournament itself does so well--created something special. More than tell the story of each Masters played, Barrett brings the people and the moments alive." —Ron Green, Global Golf Post 

"David Barrett brings Masters history to life through compelling storytelling and meticulous research. This belongs on every golfer#&39;s bookshelf." —Jim Nantz, CBS Broadcaster

Author Biography

David Barret has been a professional golf writer for over three decades, including serving as editor of Golf Magazine. He was graduated from Haverford College, and has covered the Major golf championships, including The Masters. He is the author of four previous books, including Miracle at Merion, winner of the USGA#&39;s 2010 Herbert Warren Wind Award for the best golf book of the year.