This is a 1928 photo of golfer Cyril Walker. A...

This is a 1928 photo of golfer Cyril Walker. A century ago, Cyril Walker beat Bobby Jones and the rest of golf's greats in the U.S. Open. It was the pinnacle of Walker's career, perhaps even his life. Because what followed was a downward spiral fueled by anger and alcohol that ended in a New Jersey prison cell, where the penniless former pro had sought refuge from the cold, only to be found by a sergeant the next morning dead of pneumonia. As the U.S. Open prepares to get underway Thursday, June 12, 2024, at Pinehurst, it may be worth remembering the most curious story of a most unexpected champion. Credit: AP

In a story published Jun. 10, 2024, about Cyril Walker’s U.S. Open victory, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the trophy he was awarded. He won the U.S. Open Championship Trophy, not the Wanamaker Trophy.

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