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

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 Mast
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 Mast

(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)

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