If golf is about business, then Beman is the “patron saint”. Once described as The Most Powerful Person in Golf, former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman’s contributions to today’s professional circuit are legendary: introduction of The Player’s Championship, the Tournament Players Club course network, Tour-logoed clothing and all the deal-making you would expect there to be to create today’s PGA Tour.
Deane Beman has had more influence on professional golf than any man in history. Among sports commissioners, he rates ahead of Landis and Rozelle. They built it; he invented it. If you care about the game, you’ll want to read this book. –Jerry Tarde, Editor-in-Chief of Golf Digest
Without Deane Beman, there wouldn’t be a PGA Tour, a Players Championship, or a TPC Sawgrass as we know it. This is an inside read on how it all came together where the bodies are buried, so to speak. This isn’t just Deane’s memoirs; the reporting and writing of Adam Schupak make it a history lesson about a pioneer and game changer. –Tim Rosaforte, Golf World/Golf Digest, Golf Channel and NBC Sports