Thursday, September 06, 2012

Jack Fleck

I am looking forward to reading about one of the greatest golf upsets of all time.  This was the 1955 U.S. Open where an unknown golfer, Jack Fleck, had come from a 9 stroke deficit and go into a 18 hole playoff against Ben Hogan..and win by 3 strokes.

NBC had even proclaimed Ben Hogan as the victor of a 5th victory and signed off in San Francsco (it was held at the Olympic Club), but little did they know that Jack Fleck came back from behind to claim victory.  Jack Fleck is the oldest U.S. Open winner that is still alive today.

A friend of mine, Neil Sagebiel, who runs Armchair Golf Blog has written an outstanding book, The Longest Shot, that tells this unbelievable event which has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the best ever.

If you are looking for a great read at the moment I highly suggest you check his book out!

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