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The Question …
How well do you know the U.S. Open?
Which player produced the greatest final-round comeback to win the U.S. Open?
a.) Johnny Miller.
b.) Lee Janzen.
c.) Arnold Palmer.
Who is the only player to shoot 63 in a U.S. Open and still not win?
a.) Phil Mickelson.
b.) Tom Weiskopf.
c.) Isao Aoki.
Star Tracking …
June 11, 2001
WEST POINT Rett Crowder birdied four of his last six holes to shoot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday and win a record-tying fourth consecutive Mississippi State Amateur championship at Old Waverly Golf Club. Crowder, who lives in Ridgeland, finished the four-day event at 13-under 275, five shots ahead of Michael Hodges of Tupelo, who shot 69 on Sunday. Lane Pippin of Biloxi and Michael Stringer of Canton tied for third with four-day totals of even-par 288. Crowder is 53-under par in his last 16 state amateur rounds and tied Mike Taylor's record of four consecutive titles from 1972 to 1975.
BROOKLYN, Mich. Don't look now, but Jeff Gordon is back on top in NASCAR. Gordon moved to the head of the Winston Cup standings by overcoming a series of obstacles Sunday in the Kmart 400 and giving Hendrick Motorsports its 100th win. It was the second consecutive win for Gordon, who took a 26-point lead over Dale Jarrett by beating Ricky Rudd with a pass on the final lap.
June 11, 1997
SAN FRANCISCO Kevin Brown watched his pitch fly past Giants' outfielder Darryl Hamiton and, for just a moment, he was confused. The Florida Marlins right-hander had thrown a nearly perfect game against the San Francisco Giants, the first no-hitter in the major leagues this season. Brown (6-4) was so good he was almost became the 15th pitcher in major league baseball history to throw a perfect game. With two outs in the eight, his 1-2 cut fastball hit Marvin Benard, who became San Franscisco's lone baserunner. Brown didn't dwell on what could have been, however. He was celebrating what was "probably the biggest day of my life."
June 11, 1992
MILWAUKEE Mark McGwire has reached 200 homers faster than all but four players in major league history. The four are all in the Hall of Fame. "I'm in pretty good company," McGwire said Wednesday afer hitting his major league-leading 22nd home run to held the Oakland Athletics beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. McGwire, whose homer came in his 2,852nd career at-bat, got to 200 faster than everyone except Ralph Kiner (2,537 at-bats), Babe Ruth (2,580), Harmon Killebrew (2,584) and Eddie Mathews (2,811). Can he go for 500? He's just in his sixth full season.
Ryan Satcher
The Answer …
c.) Arnold Palmer.
b.) Tom Weiskopf.
Sports Faces …
Colby Lynch
Colby Lynch is hoping the Meridian Community College Baseball camp can lift him into an All-Star role later this summer. Lynch, 12, said his biggest tournament to date is the annual pre-season tournament at Phil Hardin Park.
One area he was able to work on this week was his defense.
Jeff Byrd

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