From the Inside Flap
When Phil Mickelson donned his first Green Jacket at the 2004 Masters, few thought it would be the only one he'd ever receive. In 2006, on Augusta National Golf Club's breathtaking course during the most watched golf tournament in America, he proved the masses right.
Now you can relive the suspense of the 2006 Masters in this special commemorative booka must for Masters devotees and anyone with a love for the game. Filled with spectacular full-color photographs, the official 2006 Masters Annual celebrates both outstanding golf and the victory of a player whose popularity is matched only by his ability. Improvement in both Mickelson's game and preparation sealed the dealmaking him a star to watch in future majors.
With 155 yards of key distance added this year to strengthen and maintain shot values, anticipation and excitement was in the air at Augusta. During the opening round, past Masters champion Vijay Singh posted a 5-under-par 67 under perfect conditions to lead. You'll see how Texan Chad Campbell gained a three-stroke lead over three playerstwo of them past championswith a second-round 67.
Undaunted by the weather delays, Mickelson shot 70 and took a one-stroke lead over Campbell and Fred Couples into the final round. You'll relive the excitement as Mickelson, who visited the course 10 days before to map out his strategy, won his second Masters with an example of risk/reward golf at its finestjust what Bobby Jones intended Augusta National to be.
Complete with statistics on the Masters, as well as numerous sidebars with fascinating facts on the golfers, Tournament history, and quotes from the players, the 2006 Masters Annual is guaranteed to be a treasured memento in your library for many years to come.
From the Back Cover
THE OFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE BOOK OF THE 2006 MASTERS TOURNAMENT
With less pressure on him than in 2004 when he needed a birdie on the 72nd hole, Phil Mickelson confidently claimed a two-stroke victory over South African Tim Clark with a closing 69 and a 7-under-par 281 total. It wasn't necessary to leap joyously into the Georgia sky this time because a week's worth of steady, smart golf was good enough two years after his first Masters title.
Now you can relive all the action of the 2006 Masters, including the thrilling victory by Phil Mickelson, who, thanks to a carefully crafted game plan, won his second Green Jacket in three years. Written from the golfers' perspectives and filled with stunning full-color photographs, the 2006 Masters Annual features revealing stories on the leading participants, a recap of the pre-Tournament Par 3 Contest, and a detailed account of each round as it unfolded, as well as:
- Details on how the 2006 Masters Invitees qualified
- Scores and stat leaders from each round
- Quotes from the participants
- Holes and Shots of the Day
- All-time scoring records
- Past Masters participants
Own the 2006 Masters Annualyou'll feel as if you're walking up the 18th fairway with the champion.