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Published on Sep 10, 2012
Maurice Flitcroft, who holds the record for the highest score ever recorded in the Open Championship - 121 in 1976 - goes to the States, where a tournament's been named after him at Blythefield CC, Grand Rapids, Michegan.
"Great book. Buy it, folks. You deserve it!"--Lawrence Donegan, The Guardian
"Heart-warming and bizarre ... the laugh-out-loud book of the summer"--Tom Cox, author of Nice Jumper and Bring Me The Head Of Sergio Garcia, and Golf International columnist
"A joyful biography"--Dan Jones, London Evening Standard
"Don Quixote with a nine-iron"--Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh
"I bet you're going to buy it, because it sounds like a great tale"--John Inverdale, BBC Radio Five Live
"What a book. What a subject. What a story. And what a great film it would make. Happy Gilmore, Caddyshack, Tin Cup, stand aside and give Maurice Flitcroft a chance"--The Observer
"The tale's essential warmth and heart make it well worth the read. At a time when golf's greatest hero has proved himself all too fallible, the story of its greatest anti-hero could be just what the game needs"--The Spectator
"Laugh-out-loud funny, joyous and brimming with affection for its subject - The Phantom of the Open is the best sports book I've read in years. If it doesn't win Sports Book of the Year then life is more crooked than one of Maurice Flitcroft's drives"--Dan Davies, Esquire