- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 15, 2008

TRIVIA

Since 1970, what two linebackers have been taken first overall in the NFL Draft?

HE SAID WHAT …

“Here I am after missing the cut last week … Masters champion. It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of.” — Trevor Immelman

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TWT FIVE - Best Golf Books

The sport has been drowning in a rising tide of drivel for more than a decade. But if you must read a golf book, at least make it a decent one.

1. “Dead Solid Perfect” by Dan Jenkins (1971) — The ace that established the template and set the bar for every golf novel since. No golf-as-mysticism nonsense here, just journeyman tour player Kenny Lee Puckett trying to survive a handful of ex-wives, a fondness for cracking ice and his rank-and-file reputation long enough to win a U.S. Open.

2. “Augusta” by Steve Eubanks (1997) — This stellar history of Augusta National written by the son of the former editor of the Augusta Chronicle tells readers considerably more about the club than the Greencoats would like them to know.

3. “Maybe It Should Have Been a Three-Iron” by Lawrence Donegan (1998) — A five-star concept executed expertly by the Scottish journalist, who comically chronicles his season caddying on the European Tour for Ross Drummond.

4. “The Greatest Game Ever Played” by Mark Frost (2002) — Golf’s version of “Hoosiers” recounts the events of the 1913 U.S. Open, in which 20-year-old amateur caddie Francis Ouimet forever changes the face of American golf by taking down British masters Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.

5. “The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate” by Dan Jenkins (1970) — A compilation of incomparable stories from the most uniquely edgy voice sportswriting has spawned.

TRIVIA ANSWER

The Bills selected Ohio State’s Tom Cousineau with the No. 1 pick in 1979, and the Falcons tapped Auburn’s Aundray Bruce in 1988. Cousineau wasted his best seasons in the CFL after a petty dispute with Buffalo’s front office, and Bruce was among the biggest busts in history.


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