Jack Fleck Through The Years

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Jack Fleck (left) and Ben Hogan, runner-up, gather during the trophy presentation after Fleck won the 1955 U.S. Open Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. The original caption with the photo read: "Love That Lovin' Cup - Jack Fleck, unknown young pro from Davenport, Iowa, cuddles the trophy emblematic of the U.S. Open golf championship after beating Ben Hogan, right, by three strokes in an 18-hole playoff here today. Never showing a trace of nervousness, Fleck carved out a one-under-par 69 to become the darkest dark horse to win the championship since Sam Parks did it 20 years ago at Oakmont, Pa."
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Jack Fleck takes a practice swing at Belvedere Country Club in 2002 in Hot Springs, Ark.
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Jack Fleck's athletic finish and Hogan-esque style during the prime of his career. This June 17, 1955 file photo shows him warming up before a playoff with Ben Hogan for the U.S. Open title. The Olympic Club gained a reputation as the "graveyard of champions" for the major champions who finished second. The 1955 U.S. Open is best known for how unheralded Fleck took down Ben Hogan in one of golf's great upsets.
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Ben Hogan (left) and Jack Fleck wish each other luck prior to the playoff for the 1955 U.S. Open. Fleck, a virtual unknown, came on during last round of the tourney to match Hogan's 287 score and throw the match into a tie.
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Jack Fleck In 1952.
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Jack Fleck (left) and Billy Casper (right) congratulate 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
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Jack Fleck walks off a green during the par 3 contest prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
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Jack Fleck looks over a green with his caddie during the par 3 contest prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament.
9 of 12 Scogin Mayo
Jack Fleck in March 2012.
10 of 12 AP Photo
Ben Hogan, right, who failed in his bid to win the U.S. Open for the fifth time, congratulates Jack Fleck, who beat Hogan by three strokes in an 18-hole playoff at the Olympic Club, Lake Course, in San Francisco, Ca., on June 19, 1955. Fleck carded a one-under-par 69 when Hogan ran into trouble and had to take three strokes to get out of the rough on the 18th. Hogan took a double bogey on the par 4 hole to finish with a 72.
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12 of 12 Scogin Mayo
Jack Fleck relaxes during a photo shoot in March, 2012.