Fenway Park in Boston, the Superdome in New Orleans, Madison Square Garden in New York. These venues transcend the sports played within their walls, becoming a part of the collective identity of the cities they inhabit. Nowhere is this connection stronger than Augusta, Georgia.
In Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters (Triumph Books, March 10, 2020), veteran New York Post sportswriter Mark Cannizzaro explores the rich history and deep connection between Augusta National and the world’s most iconic and prestigious golf tournament. Cannizzaro, who’s covered a quarter century of Masters tournaments, combines his experience and passion for the sport in this engaging collection of essays. Loaded with insights from the biggest personalities in the golf world, this great new title will bring value to longtime golf fans and the younger generation alike. Highlights include:
• A heartfelt foreword from Phil Mickelson, reflecting on the emotional role the Masters has played in his, and many other golfers’ careers
• What if felt like for golf’s rising stars the first time they drove down Magnolia Lane
• How to eat like a champion: anecdotes (and menus) from Champions Dinners
• Donning the Green Jacket in Butler Cabin, and what it means to wear sports’ most unique trophy
• Analysis of the most memorable tournaments, including Tiger Woods’ first, and most recent victories, and the biggest Masters meltdowns in tournament history
• Life in Augusta: what it’s like for locals during Masters week and how the town evolves alongside the tournament
Seven Days in Augusta offers readers the chance to experience golf’s greatest tradition. Cannizzaro captures the spirit of the fans, the players’ reverence for the tournament and the substantial bond between Augusta National and the local community.
About the Author:
Mark Cannizzaro is a native of Fairfield, CT, and a graduate of Ithaca College, where he competed on its Division III soccer and tennis teams. He is a columnist at the New York Post, where he’s worked since 1994 and has covered more than 100 major championships, including 25 Masters Tournaments and every Ryder Cup since 1997. He is a golf addict whose finest accomplishment as a player was winning $10 from Phil Mickelson in a putting contest on Mickelson’s backyard putting green. He lives in Highlands, NJ, and Manhattan with his wife, Carolyn Waters.