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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529195859
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $26.00

The Phantom of the Open

Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer




SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING MARK RYLANCE

The hilarious, heartwarming and - unbelievably - true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer

'The story of its greatest anti-hero is just what the game needs' Spectator
When 46-year-old crane driver Maurice Flitcroft chanced his way into the Open - having never before played a round of golf in his life - he ran up a record-worst score of 121. The sport's ruling classes banned him for life.

Maurice didn't take it lying down. In a hilarious game of cat-and-mouse with The Man, he entered tournaments again - and again, and again - using increasingly ludicrous pseudonyms such as Gene Pacecki, Arnold Palmtree and Count Manfred von Hoffmanstel (more often than not disguised by a fake moustache).

In doing so, he sent the authorities into apoplexy, and won the hearts of fans from Muirfield to Michigan, becoming arguably the most popular - and certainly the bravest - sporting underdog the world has ever known

'Hilarious' Esquire

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529195859
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is a part-time librarian, full-time mother, and swing-shift writer. She makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a dog.

She is the award-winning author of Goddess of the Hunt, Surrender of a Siren, A Lady of Persuasion, One Dance with a Duke, Twice Tempted by a Rogue and Three Nights with a Scoundrel, all available from Rouge. www.tessadare.com

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Praise for The Phantom of the Open

Hilarious

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The story of its greatest anti-hero is just what the game needs.

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