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The Phantom of the Open: Maurice Flitcroft, The World's Worst Golfer (Paperback)
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The Phantom of the Open: Maurice Flitcroft, The World's Worst Golfer (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 07/07/2011
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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

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224083171
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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"Hilarious" * Esquire *
"The story of its greatest anti-hero is just what the game needs." * Spectator *

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