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ThePhantom of the Open

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Scott Murray writes for the Guardian, the Fiver, FourFourTwo, GQ and Men's Health. He is the co-a... Read More

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Scott Murray writes for the Guardian, the Fiver, FourFourTwo, GQ and Men's Health. He is the co-author of the football miscellany Day of the Match: A History of Football in 365 Days, and contributed to both volumes of Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?

Simon Farnaby is an actor and writer. Among his recent TV acting credits he was Spike in Jam and Jerusalem and he played Hamilton Cork, Pie-Face Records and Harold Boom in The Mighty Boosh. In film, he starred as Bunny in this year's British Indie hit Bunny and The Bull.

The hilarious, heartwarming and - unbelievably - true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer

'The story of its greatest anti-hero is just what the game needs' Spectator

When 46-year-old crane driver 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 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 fake moustache).

In doing so, he sent the authorities into apoplexy, and won the hearts of fans from Muirfield to Michigan, becoming arguably the most popular - and certainly the bravest - sporting underdog the world has ever known

'Hilarious' Esquire

Product Details

Title: ThePhantom of the Open
Author: Scott MurraySimon Farnaby
SKU: BK0469294
EAN: 9781529195859
Language: English

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