The Majors

13 Graying Golfers Who Nearly Won Majors

July 2014
Harry Vardon

Harry Vardon, 1920 U.S. Open

A 50-year-old Vardon had a chance to capture his second U.S. Open when he took a five-shot lead with five holes to play at Inverness. But he imploded with a 42 on the back nine, which included a missed short putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff with fellow Englishman Ted Ray. The second place finish was not Vardon's final top 10 in a Grand Slam event -- he finished T-8 in the Open Championship two years later -- but it remained his last realistic chance of capturing an eighth major title.
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