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Jack Fleck, Winner of 1955 US Open, Dies at 92

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 22:23 Sunday, 23 March 2014 22:15

Jack Fleck

Canadian Press

FORT SMITH, Arkansas (AP) — Jack Fleck, who produced one of golf's greatest upsets by beating Ben Hogan in a playoff to win the 1955 U.S. Open, died Friday. He was 92.

He had been the oldest living U.S. Open champion.

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Chapman Aims to Complete His Senior Major Championship Titles

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 22:28 Thursday, 20 March 2014 22:23

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Roger Chapman is hoping to complete an historic hat-trick of Senior Major Championship titles when he joins a star-studded field for The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, from July 24-27, 2014.

The Englishman re-wrote the record books in 2012 when he captured both the US Senior PGA Championship and the US Senior Open, going on to lift the John Jacobs Trophy as the Number One player for the year on the European Senior Tour.

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Grace Park Appointed as Athlete Role Model for Golf at the Youth Olympic Games

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:56 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:32

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The International Golf Federation announced that former LPGA Tour player Grace Park has been appointed as Athlete Role Model for golf when the sport makes its debut at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

The South Korean, who has six LPGA titles to her name, will attend the second Youth Olympic Games from 16-28 August, 2014 and provide behind-the-scenes guidance and inspiration to the young athletes competing in the Games.

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USGA Announces 2014 USA Curtis Cup Team

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:32 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:23

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FAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) – The United States Golf Association announced the eight players who will represent the USA in the 2014 Curtis Cup Match, to be conducted June 6-8 at St. Louis (Mo.) Country Club.

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‘Top 5’ Label Sure to Follow Patrick Reed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:22 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:19

Patrick Reed

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

ORLANDO, Florida — To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup.

U.S. captain Raymond Floyd borrowed a line from Ben Hogan two decades earlier when he introduced his team as the "best 12 players in the world." That worked in 1967 when Hogan's team produced what remains the biggest blowout in history. On this occasion, it prompted a memorable reply from European captain Tony Jacklin.

"Does that make Seve Ballesteros the 13th best?"

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