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Golf Australia Express : June 2013-US OPEN
Jack Fleck (1955) John McDermott (1911) UNDERDOGS ++++++++++++++++++++ WORDS BY WILL HONE EVERYBODY LOVES AN UNDERDOG WIN. A FAIRTYTALE VICTORY.AN AGAINST-THE-ODDSTRIUMPH.SUCHWINS TAKE US BY SURPRISE AND VALIDATE OUR DREAMS. The US Open has a fine pedigree when it comes to birthing underdogs. It prides itself on its, well, open-ness. This year, more than 9000 people teed up in official local and sectional qualifying rounds, all of them with an equal shot at the prize. You don’t need a Tour card or flash clubs, just a handicap below 1.4. There are, of course, exemptions given to a raft of players for a litany of reasons, but the fact remains, the US Open is open to anyone who can win it. And 'anyone' has. Here are the best 10 underdogs from the US Open kennels. CLICK ON A NAME ABOVE FOR THEIR UNDERDOG TAIL, AHH,WE MEAN TALE. Billy Casper (1966) Ken Venturi (1964) Ben Hogan (1950) Francis Ouimet (1913) Orville Moody (1969) Hale Irwin (1990) Tiger Woods (2008) Lucas Glover (2009) US
July 2013 - THE OPEN