USGA Book Award Winner: American Triumvirate

James Dodson won his second USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for American Triumvirate.

“Snead, Nelson and Hogan set the standard for professional golf for three decades and were instrumental in defining the modern professional game,” said Robert Williams, director of the USGA Museum. “James Dodson did a masterful job not only telling the story of these three men, but also bringing an entire era of golf into sharper focus. This book is an impressive accomplishment that will undoubtedly stand the test of time.”

Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, “American Triumvirate” brings to life the colorful personalities and compelling stories of three of golf’s all-time greats: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan.

Interviews with friends, family and fellow competitors helped Dodson paint a picture of determined athletes – all remarkably born in the same year, 1912 – who would revitalize a struggling game in Depression-era America.