“Olympic – 18th Hole”

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by Graeme Baxter

Limited edition litho print of 150

Image Size (mm): 555 x 370

Two of the most stunning finishes in the history of the U.S. Open occurred at The Olympic Club. The first was in 1955 when Jack Fleck, a little known club professional, tied Ben Hogan in the final round and then defeated him in a playoff. Another playoff decided the 1966 Open, as Billy Casper overcame Arnold Palmer. The 18th hole, at only 347 yards, is deceptively difficult. Its amphitheater-like setting just below the clubhouse makes it one of the finest viewing holes anywhere.