As one of the five clubs that founded the United States Golf
Association and with the first and oldest clubhouse in the
United States (opened in 1892), Shinnecock Hills in
Southampton, New York, is America’s version of St. Andrews,
a links course bathed in beauty and rock-hard difficulty colored
most brilliantly by its rich history. Rugged, with its
nearly treeless layout and windswept proximity to the nearby
Atlantic Ocean and Peconic Bay, Shinnecock Hills stands as
a quiet but strong monument of days gone by.
In 2004, however, Shinnecock Hills was a catalyst in canonizing
a hero of modern golf. It began the moment Phil
Mickelson stepped to the first tee on Thursday for the 104th
U.S. Open, receiving a raucous applause from fans in the
New York crowd of almost thirty-five thousand, and did not
end until the moment he reached the clubhouse after finishing
the 18th hole on Sunday.
ENDURANCE Winning Life's Majors the Phil Mickelson Way
For the first twelve years of his career, Phil Mickelson was one of the world's most skilled, successful, and beloved professional golfers. He also spent most of that period under the cloud of a different title--"The best golfer never to win a Major." Mickelson's persistence and talent were finally--and dramatically--rewarded with his heart-stopping, come-from-behind victory at the 2004 Masters.
Endurance traces Phil Mickelson's golfing career from the day he shot an amazing 144 as a three-year-old to his Masters victory and beyond.
Invaluable for golf fans and business readers alike, it reveals how, after already securing fabulous success in both his career and personal life, Phil Mickelson continued to study and refine his game toward reaching even greater achievement and fulfillment.
Phil Mickelson is esteemed around the world as the "Everyman" who reached the top. Endurance charts how Mickelson overcame disappointment and adversity to claim the ultimate prize--and how anyone can follow his model to do the same.