I am not a particularly big fan of golf. I don’t play it and find it boring to watch.
Yet, somehow, I was drawn into reading a phenomenal book called The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever and I couldn’t put it down.
It describes a little known event involving 4 of the game’s greatest players and how they fought it for the pure sport of it.
Written by the same author who wrote Greatest Game Ever Played, the story is riveting and raised my appreciation of the sport about 100-fold.
When I lived in Europe, I fell in love with soccer (er, football) and realized that just because I didn’t understand a sport didn’t mean there wasn’t something beautiful about it.
What this book showed me was how beautiful golf is.
And the storytelling is world-class.