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

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[March 22, 2014]  (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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