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The Longest Shot: Jack Fleck, Ben Hogan, and Pro Golf's Greatest Upset at the 1955 U.S. Open (Signed by author and by Jack Fleck)

Sagebiel, Neil

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ISBN 10: 0312661843 / ISBN 13: 9780312661847
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 2012
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. SIGNED by author Neil Sagebiel by his name on title page, and also SIGNED by Jack Fleck by his name on the title page, with the words "U.S Open Champion." Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Spine is very slightly slanted, and paper is lightly tanned. When Fleck died in March 2014, he was the oldest U.S. Open winner. Fleck scored one of the greatest upsets in golf history when he defeated Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff at the 1955 Open, foiling Hoganís quest for a record fifth Open championship. Photo illustrations. 8vo. 326 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 81680

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Title: The Longest Shot: Jack Fleck, Ben Hogan, and...

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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The inspirational story of the unknown golfer from Iowa who beat his idol in the 1955 U.S. Open

With the overlooked Jack Fleck still playing the course, NBC-TV proclaimed that the legendary Ben Hogan had won his record fifth U.S. Open and signed off from San Francisco. Undaunted, the forgotten Iowan rallied to overcome a nine-shot deficit over the last three rounds―still a U.S. Open record―and made a pressure-packed putt to tie Hogan on the final hole of regulation play. The two men then squared off in a tense, 18-hole playoff from which Fleck emerged victorious in one of the most startling upsets in sports history.

On par with the classic golf narratives of Mark Frost and John Feinstein, The Longest Shot will surprise and delight fans as they trace the improbable journey of an unheralded former caddie who played his way into the record books by out-dueling the sport's greatest champion of his time.

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NEIL SAGEBIEL is the founder and editor of Armchair Golf Blog, one of the top golf blogs on the Internet. A former copywriter for a Seattle advertising agency and major newspaper, he is a freelance writer in Floyd, Virginia.

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