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The Greatest Game Ever Played:
A True Story

The Greatest Game Ever Played

In 1913, Francis Ouimet, was an amateur golfer who was expected to fare poorly at the 1913 U.S. Open, and who was supposedly incapable of competing against professionals. Additionally, to discontinue an ongoing feud with his father, Francis agrees to get a real job and never play golf again. However, after getting a once-in-a-lifetime offer, Francis goes back on his word and competes in the U.S. Open which was taking place at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, across the street from where he lived. Against all odds, he managed to beat the British champions Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, who were considered the world's best golfers, and become the first amateur to win the U.S. Open.

"One of the best golf books ever written."
— Travel & Leisure Golf magazine
"Masterful storytelling . . . a must-read."
— Boston Globe

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