Chasing Greatness : Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-05
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Now in paperback-the unforgettable story of the 1973 U.S. Open and the unknown young golfer who astonished the world. In 1973, a Who's Who of golf greats gathered at Oakmont Country Club for the U.S. Open. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were among those favored to win. Instead, 26-year-old Johnny Miller edged out the legends and crafted a record-setting 63 to win by a single stroke. With fascinating profiles of Miller, Palmer, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, and John Schlee, Chasing Greatness beautifully captures one of the unlikeliest victories and most dramatic sports triumphs of the past half century.

Table of Contents

Prologue. Talkin' Oakmontp. 1
June 14, 1973
The King Never Leftp. 11
The Big Three Rebornp. 29
A View from the Parking Lotp. 47
Carnagep. 73
June 15, 1973
The Prince and the Kingp. 89
A Watered-down Openp. 108
June 16, 1973
"He's Longer Than Nicklaus.... Go Watch This Boy."p. 139
A Day for All Agesp. 168
Joe Feast vs. Joe Faminep. 187
Chasing a Living, Chasing Troublep. 201
June 17, 1973
The Mad Scramblep. 233
The Greatest Nine Everp. 260
Chasing Greatnessp. 273
Chasing Greatness, Twenty Years Later
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Lee Trevinop. 297
Tom Weiskopfp. 311
John Schleep. 324
Johnny Millerp. 337
Johnny Miller's 63: The Greatest Round Ever? A Historical and Statistical Perspectivep. 353
Interviews Conducted for Chasing Greatnessp. 363
Acknowledgmentsp. 365
Endnotesp. 369
Indexp. 413
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