1985 Oakland Hills Country Club
A relatively unknown player from Taiwan, Tze-Chung (T.C.) Chen tied the record for the lowest U.S. Open score after three rounds (203). He even double-eagled a Par 5, the first such shot in Open history. Then came the fifth hole of the final day. Chen chipped out of the rough and knocked the ball with his club on the follow-through, costing him two strokes. It’s a mistake familiar to many a weekend hacker. Chen then three-putted for an 8, a quadruple bogey, and bogeyed the next three holes. The muff cost him dearly: “Two Chips” Chen lost to eventual champ Andy North by a stroke.
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