puttnfool No way I’d have kept playing. Amazing that he was able to be so competitive at the U.S. Open so soon after rib injuries - I think that’s where his real grit was displayed. He couldn’t have been able to practice much.
Sounds like he led a happy life and died still playing the game he loved at a high level. Thank you for sharing the link. I think the open that year may have been my first exposure to golf. I remember watching parts of it on TV and not realizing until years later how hard that year was, but I don’t remember hearing of him or his story.