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Francis Ouimet centennial celebration planned

Francis Ouimet’s name has long been synonymous with golf in Massachusetts. He is considered the first American golf hero as a result of his stunning victory in the 1913 US Open at The Country Club in Brookline.

To increase awareness of Ouimet’s contributions to the sport, a Centennial Gala will be held May 15 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, kicking off a series of events as part of “Ouimet 100.’’ The gala will feature Arnold Palmer, Peter Jacobsen, author Mark Frost, and movie director Bill Paxton, as well as master of ceremonies Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel.

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