Classic Golf: The Photographs of Walter Iooss Jr.Following on the success of his Classic Baseball, America's greatest sports photographer is back with a book that chronicles some of the most memorable moments in the history of golf. Through photographs taken over the last 40 years, Walter Iooss Jr. communicates the anticipation and tension, the focus and concentration, the heartbreak and victory of the world of golf. Augmenting Iooss's unforgettable images of players, tournaments, and courses is an introduction by best-selling sports writer Rick Reilly.
From Arnold Palmer in his prime during the 1960s, to Jack Nicklaus, who stepped up to challenge Palmer and then dominated the sport through the early 1980s, to Tiger Woods, who exploded every record set by his predecessors, Iooss covered golf during its most exciting era. In telling photographs he reveals the intensity and austerity of Ben Hogan, the charisma and humor of Lee Trevino, the swagger of Chi Chi Rodriguez, and the compact style of Gary Player. Iooss was also one of the few photographers to turn his lens on the crowd, showing us the rapt attention of golf fans. Together, Iooss and Reilly capture the spirit and style of championship golf.