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The Phantom Of The Open

When 46-year-old crane driver and former comedy stunt-diver Maurice Flitcroft chanced his way into the Open – having never before played a round of golf in his life – he ran up a record-worst score of 121. The sport’s ruling classes went nuclear, and banned him for life. Maurice didn’t take it lying down. In a hilarious game of cat-and-mouse with The Man, he entered tournaments again – and again, and again – using increasingly ludicrous pseudonyms such as Gene Pacecki, Arnold Palmtree and Count Manfred von Hoffmanstel (more often than not disguised by a Zapata moustache soaked in food dye). In doing so, he sent the authorities into apoplexy, and won the hearts of hackers from Muirfield to Michigan, becoming arguably the most popular – but certainly the bravest – sporting underdog the world has ever known.

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Description

Format Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions 130 x 196 x 30mm | 300g
Publication date 22 Aug 2011
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Imprint YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
Illustrations note ports.
ISBN10 0224083171
ISBN13 9780224083171

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