'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

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Runner-up Porky Oliver (right) with Bobby Jones (center) and champion Ben Hogan (left) at the 1953 Masters)
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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.


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