The Most Grueling U.S. Opens

A look back at the toughest national championships in golf history
Sam Parks Jr.

1935, Oakmont

If you thought Oakmont has only become known as one of golf's toughest tracks in recent years, think again. The Pittsburgh-area layout has always been a grueling test, as backed up by Sam Parks Jr.'s winning score of 15-over par in this particular event. What else do we know about Mr. Parks? Apparently, he liked wearing winter coats in June.
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