American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, by James Dodson

By James Dodson

With compelling element and natural ardour, James Dodson recounts the singular brilliance of 3 golfing titans and the way they stored the pro journey and created the sport as we all know it today.
During the melancholy golfing used to be in difficulty. As a spectator activity it was once at the verge of extinction. This was once the sad prospect dealing with Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, and Ben Hogan –two dirt-poor boys from Texas and one other from Virginia, who had committed themselves to the game. yet then lightning struck, and from the past due thirties into the fifties those 3 males have been so completely dominant that they remodeled either how the sport was once performed and the way society seemed it. Paving the way in which for the next acclaim for gamers from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods, they have been, and should consistently stay, a triumvirate for the ages.

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Power forward Karl Malone. The Jazz also lost Drew. A Adding those two young- valuable scorer off the bench, sters proved to be monumental Drew gave the Jazz a lift for for the Jazz. During his first two years. But his career ended three years in the NBA, Stock- early in the 1984–85 season. ton was a backup to Green. The NBA suspended Drew for The two of them formed a tremendous duo at point guard. Key Contributor Thurl Bailey never won any NBA awards or earned a trip to an AllStar Game. But he was an unsung hero for the Jazz.

Frank is one was appointed as the new head of the greatest coaches and coach. “You’re not going to find motivators in the game, and he a guy who works harder than just hangs it up,” Malone said. Jerry Sloan,” Layden said. “I already miss him. indd 32 5/27/11 4:54 PM coaching career. Before retiring midway through the 2010–11 season, Sloan led the Jazz to 19 playoff appearances in 22 seasons. He won more than 1,100 games as the team’s head coach. Led mainly by Malone and Stockton, and guided by coach Sloan, the Jazz became one of the NBA’s best teams.

One game in the process. “They’re no fluke; they’re To get to their first Finals, the real deal,” Rockets coach the Jazz had to beat the strong Rudy Tomjanovich said. “They Rockets team. Utah got off to a have a chance to win the cham- good start, taking a two-games- pionship, and I’ll root for those to-one lead. ” came back to win Game 4. Unfortunately for the Jazz, The Jazz took a 3–2 lead Michael Jordan and the Bulls by winning Game 5. Then, in were no fluke either. They beat Game 6, the Jazz trailed by the Jazz four games to two in seven points in the closing min- the Finals.

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