“OPEN: Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black” By John Feinstein

The U.S Open is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The people in charge of the Golf Association are very particular when it comes to when and where events are held.

The author, John Feinstein, has written several books that deal with different sports. In this book, the chronicles how a true public golf course will be the first public to hos the U.S. Open. It is also one of the most difficult courses in the country.

In this book, the author takes us through the process of getting the course ready and every shot taken. He will detail every trap along with each hole. He spends times discussing the rivalry that the professional golfers have for others. Tiger Woods finished under par at the course and the author describes how he did it.

If you are truly a golfer and pay attention to the major events and the intricacies of the golf courses, then this book is for you. Casual golf enthusiasts will find the book a bit of a bore.