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The Magnificent Masters

Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

By Gil Capps

In this riveting account of the 1975 Masters Tournament, acclaimed golf television veteran Gil Capps of NBC Sports and Golf Channel recaptures the thrilling excitement when three iconic heavyweights—Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tom Weiskopf—battled back and forth, riveting the sports world and dramatically culminating in one of the greatest finishes in golf history.
Gil Capps is an Emmy-Award winning associate producer with NBC Sports-Golf and managing editor at the Golf Channel. He has been around the game of golf his entire adult life and lives in Winter Park, Florida.

Praise for The Magnificent Masters

"Stirs up the nostalgic charm of one of the greatest Masters ever."Golf Digest

“The argument can be made that golf has never had a more extraordinary day than Sunday at the 1975 Masters.…[Gil Capps] makes the reader feel as if he's been transported back in time to that remarkable April afternoon.”—John Feinstein, national sportswriter and bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled

“Captures [the] suspense perfectly…an absorbing, informative book.”Tampa Tribune

"When so many of us who've come to be accepted as expert in matters concerning golf need answers and counsel, we call on Gil.... The Magnificent Masters is an absolute reflection of a man who not only has the deepest understanding of the significance of that stunning 1975 tournament, but the perspective to tell the story in a way that makes us all understand, too."—Jimmy Roberts, NBC Sports, host of Golf Channel's In Play with Jimmy Roberts, and author of Breaking the Slump

"In the world of details, Gil Capps is golf's strongest man, and those strengths make The Magnificent Masters as potent for the reader today as they were for the viewer in 1975."—Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel analyst and former PGA Tour winner and Masters participant

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