Who's who: Jack Fleck

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Who's who: Jack Fleck

  • Name:

    Jackson Donald "Jack" Fleck
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1921-2014]. Born on Nov 7, 1921 in Bettendorf, Iowa. Died on March 21, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas (aged 92).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Davenport H.S., Iowa
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf writer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1939

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1955)

Did you know?

Jack Fleck beat Ben Hogan in a play-off for the 1955 US Open.

Top tournaments won by Jack Fleck

1979
America
289 (+1)
$7,500
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleck, Jack

Score

289 (+1)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (in Feb 1979, the first of two Senior PGA Championships played in 1979). Fleck (USA) beat Bill Johnston (USA) and Bob Erickson (USA) at the third hole of a playoff. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL].

1960
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
273 (-11)
$3,150
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fleck, Jack

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$3,150

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 11-15). Fleck (USA) beat Bill Collins (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Fleck 68; Collins 71), to record his second PGA Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

1955
Majors
287 (+7)
$6,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Fleck, Jack

Score

287 (+7)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (55th) (Jun 16-19). Fleck (USA) beat Ben Hogan (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Fleck 69 (-1), Hogan 72 (+2). Fleck, a municipal golf course pro from Iowa, prevailed in a playoff to deny the legendary Hogan his fifth US Open title. [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].

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