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Faldo/Norman The 1996 Masters: A Duel That Defined An Era

12.17pm 20th December 2013 - Media

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Faldo/Norman by Andy Farrell publisher: Elliott & Thompson price: £14.99 hardback publication date: 27 March 2014.
Faldo/Norman by Andy Farrell publisher: Elliott & Thompson price: £14.99 hardback publication date: 27 March 2014.

From the author of the award-winning ‘100 Greatest Ever Golfers’, comes a detailed account of one of the most gripping final rounds of a golf tournament ever played.

Going into the final round of the 1996 Masters, Greg Norman led by six strokes. Having missed chance after chance throughout his career, this finally seemed to be the year that the ‘Great White Shark’ would win the green jacket. But playing alongside him in the final pairing of the final day was the one man who always seemed to get the better of the Australian when it really mattered. What followed was one of the most excruciating collapses in sporting history.

Faldo/Norman provides a blow-by-blow account of the riveting final round of the 1996 Masters over 18 chapters, weaving in the story of the entire tournament, the state of golf at the time, and the history of both players’ careers and rivalry. For a decade Norman and Faldo, in their different ways, dominated the game, and their epic meeting at Augusta would prove to be the end of a golfing era.

Andy Farrell is a highly experienced golf journalist and author of The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers, for which he won the Golf Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards in 2012. A paper-back edition of the book was published in July and there is also a Kindle edition.

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