Jack Fleck is a professional American golfer who was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa on November 7, 1921. He was a member of the golf team at Davenport High School in Davenport, Iowa. Then he worked as an assistant professional golfer before he served in the Navy for the World War II. He participated in the D-Day invasion of the rocket-firing ship of the Brits at the Utah Beach. After his service in the Navy, he started played at PGA qualifying tournaments then eventually played full-time on the Tour. In 1989, the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame included him in their list of well-known golfers.
In 1955, he won his only major title in the U.S. Open. He defeated his idol, legendary Ben Hogan. This was played at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California.
Then in 1960, he won the Phoenix Open Invitational. In the following year, he won the launching game of the Bakersfield Open. The tournament was played at the Bakersfield Country Club in Bakersfield, California. And by 1965, he won the Illinois Open Championship which was held at the Skokie Country Club in Skokie, Illinois.
In his senior years, he played in two tournaments. The first one was at the 1979 Senior PGA Championship, played at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Then in 1995, at the age of 73, he won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf played at the PGA West (Stadium Course) in La Quinta, California. He played at the 36-hole Demaret Division which a two-man team better-ball event.
In 1993, he sold his 1955 U.S. Open gold medal and used to money to recover a damaged golf course he owned in rural Arkansas.