What's the Difference between The Greatest Game Ever Played the Book and The Greatest Game Ever Played the Movie?

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The Greatest Game Ever Played

75%
Released: 2004
Author: Mark Frost

The Greatest Game Ever Played

25%
Released: 2005
Director: Bill Paxton
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In the Book In the Movie
Francis Ouimet
Francis Ouimet
Portrayed by: Shia LaBeouf
Harry Vardon
Harry Vardon
Portrayed by: Stephen Dillane
Eddie Lowrey
Eddie Lowrey
Portrayed by: Josh Flitter
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Portrayed by: Lord Northcliffe
This Character does not appear.
Sarah Wallis
Portrayed by: Peyton List
Arthur Ouimet
Arthur Ouimet
Portrayed by: Elias Koteas
Mary Ouimet
Mary Ouimet
Portrayed by: Marnie McPhail
Stephen Marcus
Stephen Marcus
Portrayed by: Ted Ray
The Greatest Game Ever Played Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Ted Ray hit Wilfred Reid repeatedly when insulted at dinner during the US Open. He received unfavorable attention from golf fans afterwards. Ted Ray hit Reid once and suffers no bad publicity.
   There is much history on Vardon's life and marriage/family. Nothing about his wife or brother, very little about his life prior to the US Open.
   Francis defeated Harry by 5 strokes in the playoff round. Francis only beats Harry by 1 stroke.
   Harry Vardon has a large mustache. He is clean shaven.
   Francis continues to excel as a golfer after his failure to qualify for the US Amateur. Francis is depicted as not completing in any golf matches after he fails to qualify for the US Amateur in 1910.
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