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The Ryder Cup - A History of Golf's Greatest Match
September 1, 2010

Peter Pugh & Henry Lord with Bruce Critchley

Publication Date: 2 September 2010

Corinthian Books - Paperback Original - £9.99

ISBN 978-190685-016-6

2010 is Ryder Cup year. This golf match, contested biennially between Europe and the USA, will take place at Celtic Manor, Wales, in October. Approximately one billion people will tune in to see if respective team captains Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin have the alchemy to blend twelve individual talents for one brief instant into a highly competitive fighting force.

After a trio of resounding victories for Europe in recent times, the USA fought back hard in 2008 to seize the Cup and try to re-establish their playing dominance. This autumn, the Europeans will be pushing home-turf advantage, looking to stop the American dream of a second straight win.

THE RYDER CUP: A HISTORY OF GOLF'S GREATEST MATCH is an authoritative, up-to-date chronicle of this fascinating event. It draws on personal reflections and interviews from several past captains and key players, recounting those pivotal battles where the war was won and lost. This timely and engaging book charts the Ryder Cup's spirited early years in the 1920s through to the gladiatorial modern-day epics which have seen the charismatic leadership of Tony Jacklin, the cavalier brilliance of Seve Ballesteros, and, against all odds, triumph for Europe on American soil.

PETER PUGH and HENRY LORD have previously collaborated on two highly successful and fully illustrated golf books, Creating Classics: The Golf Courses of Harry Colt and Masters of Design: Great Courses of Colt, MacKenzie, Alison and Morrison , both published by Icon Books.

BRUCE CRITCHLEY played for Great Britain & Ireland against the USA in the Walker Cup and has commentated on golf tournaments for the last 25 years, on the BBC and as the leading golf commentator on Sky, for whom he will cover the 2010 Cup.

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