Chris DiMarco’s run at the 135th Open Championship was fuelled by the memory of his late mother.
Norma DiMarco passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Independence Day, just two weeks before the first round at Royal Liverpool, where Chris was pipped to the Claret Jug by Tiger Woods, who had also lost a parent in the run up to The Open, his father Earl.
DiMarco subsequently set up the Norma DiMarco Tee Up For Life Tournament, which has raised more than $4 million for children with cancer.
Woods also denied DiMarco a Green Jacket the previous year, winning a play-off for the 2005 Masters.
DiMarco was runner-up at the 2004 PGA Championship, while his best US Open finish came in the same year, as he finished tied for ninth.
A chronic shoulder injury prevented DiMarco from launching another challenge for a major, but before starting life on the PGA Champions Tour, his record showed three PGA Tour victories and one European Tour triumph.