'Porky' Oliver's Late Tee Off Costs Him at 1940 U.S. Open
‘Porky’ Oliver’s Late Tee Off Costs Him at 1940 U.S. Open
Runner-up Porky Oliver (right) with Bobby Jones (center) and champion Ben Hogan (left) at the 1953 Masters)
Monday, October 19, 2015
Upon finishing his final round at the 1940 U.S. Open, 230-pound Ed “Porky” Oliver was in a three-way tie with Gene Sarazen and Lawson Little, but Oliver would not participate in the playoff. Oliver’s threesome teed off a half hour earlier than their designated tee-time to preempt an impending rainstorm. Unknown to “Poor Porky,” this was a violation of the rules, and he was disqualified.