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Assumptions are always precarious, but in the case of NBC’s coverage of the 122nd U.S. Open, which commences in a little more than three months from now, it’s a safe bet that nostalgia will be a component.
The Country Club in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, just a few miles from downtown Boston, will host for a fourth time. That is where, of course, the most significant U.S. Open of them all was played – Francis Ouimet’s stunning 1913 playoff victory over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.
Brace for rich sentimental scents of a Francis-and-Eddie Lowery saga that might be the most timeless of all our great American sports stories.
Only should you truly long to embrace the roots of our national golf championship, you should shift your attention 31 miles northeast of The Country Club, stir up the emotion you have for a treasure that is frozen in time, and study the unspoiled story that is the M...
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