The Augusta National Golf Club, home of the prestigious Masters Tournament, is an American icon shrouded in intrigue. Behind the wondrous scenes and memorable tournament play resides a secretive and exclusive clan, marked with scandal and invested with the social power to make or break a mans rise to glory.
Mixing a deep respect for golfs traditions with a scrutinizing curiosity, Eubanks explores the many episodes of controversy in the clubs history, including the significant role cofounder Clifford Roberts played in Augusta membertobe Dwight Eisenhowers ascension to the presidency; Roberts suicide and the clubs subsequent loss of the pistol he used; and the exclusion of AfricanAmerican Charlie Sifford from the Masters field. He also recalls moments of Masters glory, such as the 1997 coronation of Tiger Woods, the first AfricanAmerican Masters winner. Augusta is required reading for any golf fan.