Just ten months to the 40th Anniversary edition of The Ryder Cup and Jack Nicklaus sets the scene in The 2014 European Tour Yearbook out this week with an exclusive hole-by-hole guide to the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Scotland where Europe will seek to retain the golden chalice against the United States.
Nicklaus, whose record of winning 18 professional Major Championships from the 1962 US Open to the 1986 Masters Tournament represents 25 years of unparalleled sporting supremacy, designed the PGA Centenary Course which has recently been enhanced through a collective effort by his company and Gleneagles to produce a spectacular setting for the players in Perthshire from September 26-28, 2014.
And Nicklaus provides his insight and interpretation of that challenge in the 26th edition of The European Tour Yearbook – a 224 page full colour hardback Official Publication available now from shop.europeantour.com at the exceptional price of £20.00 including postage and packing.
Nicklaus signed in 1988 a contract with Gleneagles to build the course – his first design in Scotland – then in 2011/2012 modernised and re-invigorated the layout with one objective being to fashion memorable holes for the fantastic match play contest that is The Ryder Cup.
Europe will be seeking to win The Ryder Cup for an eighth time in ten meetings following the “Miracle at Medinah” and Paul McGinley and Tom Watson, the captains of Europe and the United States respectively, are both profiled in the new Yearbook which is illustrated throughout by iconic photography by Getty Images.
The 2014 European Tour Yearbook brings back to life all the drama and glory of another spectacular golfing year worldwide with chapters on the Major Championships, vividly recalling Justin Rose’s historic US Open triumph at Merion in addition to those by Adam Scott (Masters Tournament), Phil Mickelson (The 142nd Open Championship) and Jason Dufner (US PGA Championship), through to Henrik Stenson’s stunning coronation as The European Tour’s Number One golfer.
Stenson, whose triumphant resurgence is captured in a riveting profile, completed a unique “Double-Double” by following his success in the US PGA TOUR Championship/FedEx Cup by winning the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai to secure The Race to Dubai on which Major Champions Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Tiger Woods all enjoyed memorable triumphs.
The 2014 European Tour Yearbook, which also devotes chapters to Matteo Manassero becoming the youngest winner of the BMW PGA Championship, José María Olazábal leading Continental Europe to a famous victory in the Seve Trophy by Golf+ in addition to the European Challenge Tour and European Senior Tour, makes the ideal gift for the golfing enthusiast and is available now from shop.europeantour.com