US AGAINST THEM recounts how the Ryder Cup grew from the brink of extinction to become the most compelling and controversial tournament in golf. The popularity of the Ryder Cup, played every other year in the fall (alternately between the United States and Europe) has soared in the last ten years. Its worldwide television audience is now the largest of any in golf, and the 2002 tournament was viewed by an estimated 100 million fans. The story of this meteoric rise — and all the rich history that predated it — is told in the actual voices of more than forty players and other participants.
Robin McMillan is editor in chief of Golf Magazine’s custom publishing division. Scottish by birth, he has lived in New York City for the past twenty-five years. He is married with two children.