Miracle on the 17th Green (Hardcover)
Little, Brown and Company, 9780316693318, 160pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 1996
Travis McKinley's life has drifted sideways. His job, his marriage, even his children all feel disconnected and distant. Has he really accomplished nothing of consequence in his life? One Christmas Day, Travis plays a round of golf and finds himself for the first time in the zone--playing like a pro. In astonishingly short order, Travis is catapulted into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round. And while his wife, his children, and a live television audience watch, a miracle takes place that changes Travis, and his family, forever.
Praise For Miracle on the 17th Green…
"A fast-moving golf fantasy."
"Miracle on the 17th Green is...where miracles can happen to those who learn to dream again."
"Even if you don't know a birdie from a putter you can still enjoy this sweet tale of a middle-aged golfer's extraordinary blossoming."
-The Evening Post (Wellington)
"This is a hopeful little gem, and you don't even have to like golf to enjoy it."
"A cross between It's a Wonderful Life and a masculine version of Sleeping Beauty."
"Patterson and coauthor de Jonge add a new twist by melding a golf story onto a sentimental Christmas fable. The resulting plot is sort of Rocky Does the Senior Tour with just a hint of It's a Wonderful Life."