Alexander is a college English professor from Southern Illinois who, at his wife Kerry’s urging, reawakened a dormant golf game that had earned him a scholarship to Wake Forest University and, more recently, a ticket to Augusta, Georgia. Not long after, with suitcase in hand and golf clubs on his shoulder, the aging muni-course player finds himself walking down famed Magnolia Lane toward every accomplished golfer’s dream—a coveted spot alongside the world’s best players in the Masters field.
As Alexander learns shortly after his arrival on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National, there’s much more at stake than whether he can somehow make the 36-hole cut on the beautiful and challenging layout or how he’ll fare against players named McDowell, Mickelson and Woods. Pursued by a mysterious and tormented stranger, helped by a young unknown caddie, Alexander soon discovers that he isn’t just playing to make the cut or win the vaunted green jacket. He is playing to save the life of his wife.
In perhaps the only novel to be set at Augusta National Golf Club, Coyne masterfully blends his deep knowledge of golf and Masters tradition with his affinity for the supernatural to spin a riveting tale. The third novel in Coyne’s popular “caddie” series, The Caddie Who Won The Masters will grip readers until the final putt rolls into the cup and the green jacket slips over the shoulders of the winner.