Here's an interesting sample to perhaps whet your appetite:
"A fourth round of 72 would have won me the first open championship in which I played, and doubtless would have ruined me utterly. Of all the luck I've had, and I've had a lot, the best luck is that I didn't win at Merion as a kid of 14 in my first amateur championship, or at Inverness, in my first open... But that tremendous finish at Inverness hypnotized me. Think of it--five players having a chance to win, right up to the seventy-second green! I concluded right there that the open championship was the thing.... I confess it still is my idea of a tournament.... I watched Leo Diegel play the last three holes, and I remember wondering why his face was so gray and sort of fallen in... I found out, for myself, later."
There virtually isn't a word, or a page, not worth reading in this wonderful book. If you get a chance, I urge you to grab a copy. This is what championship golf is all about, right from the pen of perhaps the greatest of them all.