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The Captain Myth
Author: Richard Gillis

ISBN: 9781472907790
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 24 August 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.2
Description:
A fresh look at one of international sport's highest-profile tournaments - and what role the captains really play in Ryder Cup success

The War on the Shore, the Battle of Brookline, the Miracle of Medinah: the Ryder Cup is golf's - and arguably one of international sport's - most intense, high-profile tournaments. Two teams tussle through 28 matches over three days for no prize money but enormous national pride. And purportedly in charge of those two teams are the captains, whose reputations are shaped forever by their players' results out on the course.

Justin Rose's unlikely 35-foot on the 17th green at Medinah Country Club set up Europe's triumph - and one of modern sport's most remarkable turnarounds - in the 2012 Ryder Cup. It also established Davis Love II as 'a bad captain' and saw Jos. Mar.a Olaz.bal feted for a series of leadership masterstrokes.

In reality, neither captain had much to do with that putt being sunk. Yet the pressure remains on the captains to lead their team to victory. As each Cup passes, more theories are put forward about how to win. Some of these combine traditional golfing nous with c...

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