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Open still holds lure for Funk, Lehman

Originally Published: June 12, 2009
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

Fred Funk has a bad knee. Tom Lehman has been there, done that. If these 50-something golfers had decided to take a pass on the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, who would have blamed them?

Getting into the tournament is an ordeal just short of tournament torture for those who must qualify. Funk headed to a course in Maryland on Monday to battle 70 other players for seven spots. Lehman, who played in the Memorial Tournament, decided to hang around Columbus, Ohio, for the 36-hole qualifier, ...

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