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Maurice Flitcroft: Legend of the Open

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Maurice Flitcroft is one golfer that players at the Open at St Andrews won't be hoping to emulate.

In 1976, he achieved the record for the worst performance ever, playing a round of of 49 over par, after applying as a professional having picked up a club for the first time only two years before.

Scott Murray, author of The Phantom of the Open, and the Guardian's golf correspondent Laurence Donegan describe how being banned from the Open couldn't stop Flitcroft from setting foot again on the St Andrews' greens.


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