15 July 2007

I have a new hero - Maurice Flitcroft, a man whose claim to fame was sneaking into Golf's British Open and playing terribly. After his first entry in 1976, where he shot a 121 (the worst score in British Open history), officials became vigilant to prevent him from entering again. But like all great heroes, Flitcroft beat them - not once, but twice. In 1984 he entered as Gerald Hoppy from Switzerland, and then in 1990 he entered with the last name of Paychecki. Flitcroft passed away this month, and we can only hope for an Errol Morris retrospective.

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