PGA Life Member Jack Fleck was competitive up to his death at age 92

By john.holmes

Jack Fleck

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Jack Fleck won the 1979 Senior PGA Championship more than two decades after his career-making U.S. Open victory, and was active in golf throughout his life.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jack Fleck had planned to return to the Masters this April and compete once more in the traditional par-3 contest. He grinded his way through the nine holes last year at Augusta National Golf Club despite equilibrium issues that would have forced a lesser man to stay home in bed.

The former PGA club professional from Bettendorf, Iowa, was disappointed when he learned that K.J. Choi, in the final pairing of the day, beat him by 1

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