The 147th Open Annual The Official Story

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-10-16
  • Publisher: Aurum Press
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The 147TH Open Annual tells the story of a dramatic Championship at Carnoustie in which Italy’s Francesco Molinari played sublime golf to defeat some of the game’s biggest stars including Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods and defending champion Jordan Spieth. While former champion Woods grabbed the lead on the final day, only Molinari could cope with the fearsome, baked-out links as he won by two strokes.

The 147TH Open Annual is an essential souvenir for all golf fans. Produced by The R&A, this book is the official record of the Championship and is the 35th published in a series that started at St Andrews in 1984. Illustrated with superb photography from the golf specialists of Getty Images, the book contains commentary and analysis from leading golf writers, as well as a full statistical record of the Championship.

Author Biography

The Open Championship 2014 is the annual of the Championship Committee of the The R&A and is the official record. This is the 31st book in the series founded in 1984. Contributors to The Open Championship 2014 include some of the most respected writers on the game of golf. Andy Farrell brings all the action to life in his daily reports, while Peter Dixon experiences a new perspective on The Open thanks to an on-site technological revolution; Alistair Tait explores the Italian connection at Hoylake; Lewine Mair follows the local factory worker fulfilling his dream of playing in The Open; Art Spander reflects on the return to Hoylake of Tiger Woods; and John Hopkins explains how the new Champion, Rory McIlroy, is leading golf into a new age of splendour. The stunning photography featured in this book is provided by the team from Getty Images, led by David Cannon and Andrew Redington, and including more of the game's most prominent photographers whose work is published and admired worldwide.

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