847: John McDermott was the first native born American golfer to win the US Open in 1911, when he was only 19 years old. But he’s been forgotten by history because he was not only a cocky young man who worked his way up from being a caddy to a champion, but he wasn’t appreciated by the press because of his arrogance. A few years later he disappeared from golf due to battling mental health issues that kept him institutionalized for 50 years. Our guest is author Kevin Kenny, who’s book “Golf’s Forgotten Hero: The Life of John McDermott” is a fascinating read and available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3mJCPee
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