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Continued: Column: Long shot Jesse Smith finally makes field, a reminder why it's called the US Open

  • Article by: JIM LITKE , AP Sports Columnist
  • Last update: June 13, 2013 - 2:55 AM

On one of the tees, a reporter pulled Smith over to one side and asked him whether there were any questions he'd missed. Smith thought about it for a moment, asked this question and then answered it without waiting for a reply:

"Am I half crazy?" he laughed. "I think everybody that does this for a living has to be at least half crazy.

"But what keeps me coming back is that the game is a lot like life. Everybody is faced with adversity, in different ways and different times, but what you end up with," he said finally, "is usually a good reflection of how you dealt with it."

Down the fairway, Lynn Smith watched her son settle over an approach shot and smiled one more time.

"See the logo?" she said, pointing to her son's cap. "That's a dream catcher.

"He's already won," she said, "just by being here."

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