Despite what the glowing reader reviews found on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com lead me to believe, The Green, by Troon McAllister, is a disappointing book at best.
The story is narrated by Alan Bellamy, "Player of the Year" and Ryder Cup captain. After being defeated for $20,000 by a public links hustler named Eddie Caminetti, Bellamy names Caminetti the 12th man to the US Ryder Cup team. Heavy underdogs this year, the US team members witness Eddie's play and agree to pay him $100,000 if he helps them to win or keep the Cup.
The first page promises that things eventually go "haywire," but the expectation remains sadly unfulfilled throughout the book's 289 pages.