Former U.S. Open champion Jack Fleck dies at 92

Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:57pm EDT

Jack Fleck, 89, winner of the 1955 U.S. Open, celebrates as he finishes on the ninth hole during the Par-3 tournament ahead of the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Jack Fleck, 89, winner of the 1955 U.S. Open, celebrates as he finishes on the ninth hole during the Par-3 tournament ahead of the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 6, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

Related Topics

(Reuters) - Golfer Jack Fleck, who upset Ben Hogan to win the 1955 U.S. Open, has died at the age of 92.

Fleck sank a seven-foot putt at the 72nd hole to tie Hogan in the 1955 Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, then won an 18-hole playoff the following day.

Fleck, who was born in Iowa, also won two regular PGA Tour events.

(Reporting By Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Gene Cherry)

FILED UNDER: