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Ben Hogan
Personal Information
Birth August 13, 1912
Stephenville, Texas
Death July 25, 1997 (aged 84)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Career
Turned Professional 1929
Retired 1971
Professional wins 64 (all PGA Tour)
Major Championship Wins (9)
Masters (2) 1951, 1953
U.S. Open (4) 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
British Open (1) 1953
PGA Championship (2) 1946, 1948
Awards
PGA Player of the Year 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
PGA Tour Money Winner 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1948
Vardon Trophy 1940, 1941, 1948

William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912July 25, 1997) was an American golfer, and is generally considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. Born within six months of two of the other acknowledged golf greats of the twentieth century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is notable for his profound influence on golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability, for which he remains renowned among players and aficionados. His life is depicted in the biographical film, Follow the Sun (1951). Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Stephenville, a city founded in 1856, is in Erath County, Texas, in the United States. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Vardon Trophy is awarded annually by the PGA of America to the PGA Tours leader in scoring average. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ... Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Follow the Sun is a 1951 movie that is a biography of golf legend Ben Hogan. ...

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Early life and character

Born in Stephenville, Texas and raised ten miles away in Dublin, Texas he began caddying at the age of eleven, at Glen Garden Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, along with Byron Nelson, later a tour rival. Stephenville, a city founded in 1856, is in Erath County, Texas, in the United States. ... Dublin is a city in Erath County, Texas, United States. ... In golf, a caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ... Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Hogan started as a professional golfer in 1931. His early years as a pro were very difficult, and he went broke more than once. He did not win his first pro tournament until 1940, nine years after turning pro. Hogan's wife Valerie believed in him, and this helped see him through the tough years, when he battled a hook, which he later cured.


Hogan was, by most accounts, the greatest golfer of his time, and still stands as one of the greatest of all time. "The Hawk" possessed fierce determination and an iron will, which, when combined with his unquestionable golf skills, formed an aura which itself could intimidate opponents into submission. Hogan's legend also records that he was known as "The Wee Ice Man", or, in some versions, the "Wee Ice Mon". This phrase is thought to have been coined in Scotland during his famous British Open victory at Carnoustie in 1953, and is a reference to his steely and, by that time, seemingly nerveless demeanor, itself a product of a golf swing he had built that was designed to perform better the more pressure he put it under. Hogan rarely spoke while in competition, and few opponents could avoid wilting under his icy glare. This article is about the country. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Championship course. ...


The "Hogan Slam" season

The win at Carnoustie was but a part of Hogan's watershed 1953 season, in which he won five of the six tournaments he entered and the first three major championships of the year (a feat known as the "Hogan Slam"). // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... The Grand Slam in mens golf is an unofficial concept, having changed over time. ...


It still stands among the greatest single seasons in the history of professional golf. Hogan was unable to enter — and possibly win — the 1953 PGA Championship (to complete the Grand Slam) because its play (July 1-7) overlapped the play of the British Open at Carnoustie (July 6-10), which he won. It was the only time a golfer won three major championships in a year until Tiger Woods matched the feat in 2000. The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Grand Slam in mens golf is an unofficial concept, having changed over time. ...


Hogan often declined to play in the PGA Championship, skipping it more and more often as his career wore on. There were two reasons for this: firstly, the PGA Championship was, until 1958, a match play event, and Hogan's particular skill was "shooting a number" -- meticulously planning and executing a strategy to achieve a score for a round on a particular course (even to the point of leaving out the 6-iron in the U.S. Open at Merion, saying "there are no 6-iron shots at Merion"). The second reason was that the PGA required several days of 36 holes per day competition, and after his 1949 auto accident, Hogan was barely able to manage 18 holes on his bandaged legs. Match play is a scoring system for golf (compare to stroke play). ...


His nine career professional major championships tie him (with Gary Player) for fourth all-time, trailing only Jack Nicklaus (18), Tiger Woods (13) and Walter Hagen (11). Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Walter Hagen (born December 21, 1892 in Rochester, New York; died October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. ...


Career-threatening accident

Between the years of 1938 through 1959, Hogan won 63 professional golf tournaments despite his career's being interrupted in its prime by World War II and a near-fatal car accident. Hogan and his wife, Valerie, survived a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus on a fog-shrouded bridge east of Van Horn, Texas on February 1, 1949. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Van Horn is a town located in Culberson County, Texas. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...


This accident left Hogan with a double-fracture of the pelvis, a fractured collar bone, a left ankle fracture, a chipped rib, and near-fatal blood clots, he would suffer lifelong circulation problems and other physical limitations. His doctors said he might never walk again, let alone play golf competitively. He left the hospital on April 1st, 59 days after the accident. The pelvis (pl. ... In anatomy, the clavicle or collar bone is a bone that makes up part of the shoulder girdle. ... Grays Fig. ... The human rib cage. ... A thrombus is the final product of blood coagulation, through the aggregation of platelets and the activation of the humoral coagulation system. ...


Hogan's golf swing

Ben Hogan is widely acknowledged to have been the greatest ball striker ever to have played golf. Although he had a formidable record as a tournament winner, it is this aspect of Hogan which mostly underpins his modern reputation.


Hogan was known to practice more than any other golfer of his contemporaries and is said to have "invented practice". He was also one of the first players to match particular clubs to yardages, or references points around the course such as bunkers or trees, in order to improve his distance control.


Hogan thought that an individual's golf swing was "in the dirt" and that mastering it required plenty of practice and repetition. He is also known to have spent years contemplating the golf swing, trying a range of theories and methods before arriving at the finished method which brought him his greatest period of success.


The young Hogan was badly afflicted by hooking the golf ball. Although slight of build at only 5'7" and 140 pounds (64 kg), attributes that earned him the nickname "Bantam", which he thoroughly disliked, he was very long off the tee early in his career, and even competed in long drive contests. Bantam may mean: American Bantam, a series of compact cars produced between 1937 and 1941 Bantam (chicken), a small (or miniaturized) domestic fowl Bantam (military), British Army jargon (First World War) for men below the minimum height for enlistment X-4 Bantam, a US test aircraft Bantam (city), a city...


It has been alleged that Hogan used a "strong" grip, with hands more the right of the club grip in tournament play prior to his accident in 1949, despite often practicing with a "weak" grip, with the back of the left wrist facing the target, and that this limited his success, or, at least, his reliability, up to that date (source: John Jacobs in his book 'Fifty Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century'). John Jacobs is noted for his role in Christian ministries that employ feats of strength. ...


Jacobs alleges that Byron Nelson told him this information, and furthermore that Hogan developed and used the "strong" grip as a boy in order to be able to hit the ball as far as bigger, stronger contemporaries. This strong grip is what resulted in Hogan hitting the odd disastrous snap hook. Nelson and Hogan both grew up in Fort Worth, and they are known to have played against each other as teenagers. Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Hogan's late swing produced the famed "Hogan Fade" ball flight, lower than usual for a great player and from left to right. This ball flight was the result of his using a "draw" type swing in conjunction with a "weak" grip, a combination which all but negated the chance of hitting a hook.


It greatly improved Hogan's accuracy but may have cost him some length. Certainly during his period of greatness Hogan was among the short to mid-length hitting professionals.


Hogan's secret

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Hogan is thought to have developed a "secret" which made his swing nearly automatic. His "secret", a special wrist movement known as "cupping under", was revealed in a 1955 Life magazine article,. However, many believed Hogan did not reveal all that he knew at the time. It has since been alleged in Golf Digest magazine that the second element of Hogan's "secret" was the way in which he used his right knee to initiate the swing and that this right knee movement was critical to the correct operation of the wrist. Philippe Halsmans famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe Life generally refers to two American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936; A publication created by Time founder Henry Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. ... The front cover of a Golf Digest magazine Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ...


Hogan revealed later in life that the "secret" involved cupping the left wrist at the top of the back swing and using a weaker left hand grip (thumb more on top of the grip as opposed to on the right side).


Hogan did this to prevent himself from ever hooking the ball off the tee. By positioning his hands in this manner, he ensured that the club face would be slightly open upon impact, creating a fade (left to right ball flight) as opposed to a draw or hook (right to left ball flight).


This is not something that would benefit all golfers, however, since the average right-handed golfer already slices or fades the ball. The draw is more appealing to amateurs due to its greater carry. However, although he played right-handed as an adult, Hogan was left-handed. His early play with right-handed equipment was using a cross-handed (right hand at the end of the club, left hand below it) grip. In "The Search for the Perfect Golf Swing", researchers Cochran and Stobbs held the opinion that a left-handed person playing right handed would be prone to hook the ball.


Even a decade after his death, amateurs and professionals continue to study the techniques of this consummate player, as evidenced by such books as Ben Hogan, The Man Behind the Mystique (Martin, 2002) and the more recent The Secret of Hogan's Swing (Bertrand and Bowler, 2006).


"Five Fundamentals" and golf instruction

Hogan believed that a solid, repeatable golf swing involved only a few essential elements, which, when performed correctly and in sequence, were the essence of the swing. His book Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf is perhaps the most widely-read golf tutorial ever written, although Harvey Penick's "Little Red Book" would also have a claim to that title, and the principles therein are often parroted by modern "swing gurus". Harvey Morrison Penick (October 23, 1904–April 2, 1995) was a well-known golf pro and instructor. ...


Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals: The Five Lessons of Golf was initially released as a five part series beginning in the March 1957 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, and was printed in book form later in that same year. It is currently in its 64th printing. Even today it continues to maintain a place at or near the top of the Amazon.com golf book sales rankings. The book was co-authored by Herbert Warren Wind, and illustrated by artist Anthony Ravielli.


Ball striking ability

Hogan is widely acknowledged to have been the best ball striker ever.


Hogan's ball striking has been described as being of near miraculous caliber by very knowledgeable observers such as Jack Nicklaus, who only saw him play some years after his prime. Nicklaus once responded to the question, "Is Tiger Woods the best ball striker you have ever seen?" with, "No, no - Ben Hogan, easily" (Golf Digest, April 2004). Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Further testimony to Hogan's (and Norman's) status among top golfers is provided by Tiger Woods, who recently said that he wished to "own his (golf) swing" in the same way as Moe Norman and Hogan had. Woods claimed that this pair were the only players ever to have "owned their swings", in that they had total control of it and, as a result, of the ball's flight (Golf Digest, January 2005). Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Murray Irwin Norman or Moe Norman (July 10, 1929 – September 4, 2004) was a Canadian professional golfer. ...


Although his ball striking was perhaps the greatest ever, Hogan is also known to have at times been a very poor putter by professional standards, particularly on slow greens. The majority of his putting problems developed after his car accident in 1949. Towards the end of his career, he would stand over the ball, in some cases for minutes, before drawing the putter back. It was written in the Hogan Biography, Ben Hogan: An American Life, that Hogan had damaged one of his eyes and that poor vision added to his putting problems. Greens are people who support some or all of goals of a Green Party without necessarily working with or voting for that or any party. ...


While he suffered from the "yips" in his later years, Hogan was known as an effective putter from mid to short range on quick, US Open style surfaces at times during his career. People who inhabit a mesa in the far southwest corner of the Winkie Country located in the Land of Oz. ...


Career and records

In 1948 alone, Ben Hogan won 10 tournaments, including the U.S. Open at Riviera Country Club, a course known as "Hogan's Alley" because of his success there. Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, a modern PGA tournament venue, is also known as "Hogan's Alley" and may have the better claim to the nickname. Hogan's Alley is also the name of an FBI training complex, and the term has its origins in the late 19th century in the form of a cartoon strip, only later being matched with courses at which Hogan excelled. The sixth hole at Carnoustie, a par five from the tee of which Hogan took a famously difficult line off during each of his rounds in the 1953 Open Championship, has also recently been renamed Hogan's Alley. The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The Riviera Country Club is a country club with a championship golf course. ... Colonial Country Club is a private golf club in Fort Worth, Texas (USA). ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Hogans Alley may refer to Hogans Alley, an 1890s comic strip that featured the character The Yellow Kid. ... , Carnoustie (Gaelic: Càrn Fheusda) is a town and former police burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Hogans Alley may refer to Hogans Alley, an 1890s comic strip that featured the character The Yellow Kid. ...

Hogan's homecoming ticker-tape parade in New York, 1953
Hogan's homecoming ticker-tape parade in New York, 1953

Prior to the 1949 accident, Hogan never truly captured the hearts of his galleries, despite being one of the better golfers of his time. Perhaps this was due to his cold and aloof on-course persona. But when Ben Hogan shocked and amazed the golf world by returning to tournament golf only 11 months after his accident, and, amazingly, took second place in the 1950 Los Angeles Open after a playoff loss to Sam Snead, he was cheered on by ecstatic fans. "His legs simply were not strong enough to carry his heart any longer", famed sportswriter Grantland Rice said of Hogan's near-miss. However, he proved to his critics (and to himself, especially) that he could still win by completing his famous comeback five months later, defeating Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio in an 18-hole playoff at Merion Golf Club to win his second U.S. Open Championship. Hogan went on to achieve what is perhaps the greatest sporting accomplishment in history, limping to 12 more PGA Tour wins (including 6 majors) before retiring. In 1951, Hogan entered just five events, but won three of them - the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the World Championship of Golf, and finished second and fourth in his other two starts. He would finish fourth on that season's money list, barely $6,000 behind the season's official money list leader Lloyd Mangrum, who played over 20 events. That year also saw the release of a biopic starring Glenn Ford as Hogan, called Follow the Sun: The Ben Hogan Story. [1] He even received a ticker-tape parade in New York City upon his return from winning the 1953 British Open Championship, the only time he played the event. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3683x2904, 1503 KB) (This summary was created using Commons SumItUp) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ben Hogan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3683x2904, 1503 KB) (This summary was created using Commons SumItUp) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ben Hogan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ... Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ... Grantland Rice (November 1, 1880–July 13, 1954) was an early 20th century American sportswriter. ... Lloyd Mangrum (born 1 August 1914 in Trenton, Texas, died 17 November 1973) was an American golfer. ... George Fazio (November 12, 1912 – June 6, 1986) was an American professional golfer and a golf course architect. ... Merion Golf Club is a private golf club located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania that is consistently rated among Americas greatest golf courses, and will host the Walker Cup in 2009 and the U.S. Open in 2013. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The World Championship of Golf was a championship played on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s that, in its latter years, boasted a purse that dwarfed every other event on the tour, including even the U.S. Open. ... Lloyd Mangrum (born 1 August 1914 in Trenton, Texas, died 17 November 1973) was an American golfer. ... Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an acclaimed Canadian-born actor from Hollywoods Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. ... Ticker-tape parade in New York City in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts, August 1969 A ticker-tape parade is a parade event, held in a downtown urban setting, allowing the jettison of large amounts of shredded paper products from nearby office buildings onto the parade route, creating a... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “British Open” redirects here. ...


Hogan played on two U.S. Ryder Cup teams, 1947 and 1951, and captained the team three times, 1947, 1949, and 1967, famously claiming on the latter occasion to have brought the "twelve best golfers in the world" to play in the competition. This line was used by subsquent Ryder Cup captain Raymond Floyd in 1989, although on that occasion the United States was beaten by Team Europe at The Belfry. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... The De Vere Belfry is a prestigious golf resort in Wishaw, Warwickshire, near Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England. ...


Hogan won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average three times: 1940, 1941, and 1948. In 1953, Hogan won the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year in the United States. The Vardon Trophy is awarded annually by the PGA of America to the PGA Tours leader in scoring average. ... The S. Ray Hickok Belt was a trophy awarded to the top professional athlete of the year. ...


Ben Hogan later went on to found a golf club manufacturing company (now owned by the Callaway Golf Company), and his clubs, or at least ones that carry his name, are still played today. Unlike the great players of the 1960s and 1970s, Ben Hogan never competed on the senior golf tour, as that circuit did not exist until he was in his late sixties. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. In 1976, Ben Hogan was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. He died in Fort Worth, Texas. // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ... The Bob Jones Award is the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ...


PGA Tour wins (64)

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Major Championships

Wins (9)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners Up
1946 PGA Championship N/A 6 & 4 6 strokes Flag of the United States Ed Oliver
1948 U.S. Open 2 shot lead -8 (67-72-68-69=276) 2 strokes Flag of the United States Jimmy Demaret
1948 PGA Championship (2) N/A 7 & 6 7 strokes Flag of the United States Mike Turnesa
1950 U.S. Open (2) 2 shot deficit +7 (72-69-72-74=287) Playoff 1 Flag of the United States George Fazio, Flag of the United States Lloyd Mangrum
1951 The Masters 1 shot deficit -8 (70-72-70-68=280) 2 strokes Flag of the United States Skee Riegel
1951 U.S. Open (3) 2 shot deficit +7 (76-73-71-67=287) 2 strokes Flag of the United States Clayton Heafner
1953 The Masters (2) 4 shot lead -14 (70-69-66-69=274) 5 strokes Flag of the United States Ed Oliver
1953 U.S. Open (4) 1 shot lead -5 (67-72-73-71=283) 6 strokes Flag of the United States Sam Snead
1953 The Open Championship 1 shot lead -2 (73-71-70-68=282) 4 strokes Flag of Argentina Antonio Cerda, Flag of Wales Dai Rees, Flag of the United States Frank Stranahan, Flag of Australia Peter Thomson

Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958
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Results timeline

Tournament 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP T25 9
U.S. Open CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT T62
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP R16
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Masters T10 DNP 2 NT NT NT 2 T4 T6 DNP
U.S. Open T5 T3 NT NT NT NT T4 T6 1 DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship QF QF QF NT DNP DNP 1 R64 1 DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Masters T4 1 T7 1 2 2 T8 CUT T14 T30
U.S. Open 1 1 3 1 T6 2 T2 DNP T10 T8
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP 1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
The Masters T6 T32 38 DNP T9 T21 T13 T10
U.S. Open T9 T14 DNP DNP DNP DNP 12 T34
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T9 T15 DNP DNP

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF, F = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
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Trivia

  • At age 9, Hogan's father Chester committed suicide. By some accounts Chester committed suicide in front of him, which some (including Hogan biographer James Dodson) have cited as the cause of his introverted personality in later years. [2]
  • Though many accounts hold that Hogan was born left-handed, he wrote right-handed, and specifically denied this story in a 1987 interview: "No, that's one of those things that's always been written, but it's an absolute myth."
    • Note: In his book Five Lessions The Modern Fundamentals of Golf (published 1957) he writes in the chapter 1 The Grip, that he was born left-handed and that was the normal way to things for him, but he switched over doing things right-handed as a boy. He also writes that he started golf left-handed, because the first club he got hold of was a lefty 5-iron. So it is questionable if the comment in the 1987 interview has been interpreted correctly.
  • Ben Hogan was known for sending short letters and notes to friends and signing them "Henny Bogan".
  • Though they were rivals on the golf course, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson were travelling partners for many years on the PGA tour in their early careers. Their wives were also very close and remained dear friends until Louise Nelson's death.

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See also

This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ... This article lists the 190 men who have won a major golf championship by the number of majors they have accumulated, and is complete through the 2006 Masters Tournament. ... The following is a list of all occasions on which a golfer has won eight or more tournaments on the PGA Tour in a season. ... The following represents the golfers who have won at least 3 consecutive starts in PGA Tour events. ... The following are the golfers who have won at least five times in a single PGA Tour event. ...

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Preceded by
Bob Mathias
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
1953
Succeeded by
Willie Mays

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