The Upset: Jack Fleck's Incredible Victory over Ben Hogan at the U.S. Open
Thursday, June 7 at 7 PM
Meet Al Barkow, who shares a thrilling play-by-play recounting of one of the most famous golf games of all time in his book The Upset. Through firsthand sources, he brings back to life the look and feel of the entire three days of regular play and the fourth-day playoff of the 1955 U.S. Open at the Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco.
Jack Fleck had the slimmest of resumes as a professional tournament golfer, and had never even come close to winning on the PGA Tour. Yet he got himself into a playoff with Ben Hogan - one of the greatest players in golf history - for the game's most prestigious title. When Fleck defeated Hogan, it was not just surprising, it was one of the most unexpected outcomes in all sports history.