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Encyclopedia > Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
Personal Information
Birth December 21, 1892
Rochester, New York
Death October 6, 1969 (age 76)
Traverse City, Michigan
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
College None
Career
Professional wins 51 (PGA Tour: 44, Other: 7)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 11
Masters T11: 1936
U.S. Open Won 1914, 1919
British Open Won 1922, 1924, 1928, 1929
PGA Championship Won 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927
Awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974
Walter Hagen in 1914
Walter Hagen in 1914

Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of eleven majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (13). He won the U.S. Open twice and in 1922 he became the first American to win the British Open, which he went on to win four times in total. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (1921, '24-'27), the Western Open five times, totalled 44 PGA wins in his career, and was a six time Ryder Cup captain. is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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 World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 423 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (469 × 664 pixel, file size: 329 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 423 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (469 × 664 pixel, file size: 329 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... This article is about the sport. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... 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. ... 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. ... // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... 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. ...


Hagen was born in Rochester, New York. He was also very skilled at baseball. He cancelled a tryout for the Philadelphia Phillies in order to play in a golf tournament. Later that week, Hagen was the U.S. Open Champion, and his career was changed forever. This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Fightin Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin...


Hagen was a key figure in the development of professional golf. He emerged in an era when the division between amateurs and professionals was often stark, with the amateurs having the upper hand in some sports, golf among them. This was especially true in the United Kingdom, which was the leading country in competitive golf when Hagen began his career. Golf professionals were often not allowed to partake of the facilities of the clubhouse and were sometimes not allowed to enter the clubhouse by the front door. On one occasion he hired a Pierce Arrow to serve as his dressing room because he was refused entrance to the clubhouse dressing room. On another occasion he refused to enter a clubhouse to claim his prize because he had earlier been denied entrance.


Walter Hagen served as the first club professional at the now legendary Oakland Hills Country Club, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Oakland Hills Country Club, a private golf club in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, has hosted many prestigious professional golf tournaments throughout its history. ... Bloomfield Hills is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Hagen was a dashing and assertive character who raised the status of professional golfers and improved their earnings as well. He may have been the first sportsman to earn a million dollars in his career. He once stated that he "never wanted to be a millionaire, just to live like one". Hagen once expressed his creed in these words: "Don't hurry don't worry you're only here for a short visit so be sure to smell the flowers along the way." Gene Sarazen, who was ten years Hagen's junior commented, "All the professionals ... should say a silent thanks to Walter Hagen each time they stretch a check between their fingers. It was Walter who made professional golf what it is." On the notion of golf as a financial endeavor, Hagen wrote in his autobiography, "My game was my business and as a business it demanded constant playing in the championship bracket, for a current title was my selling commodity."[1] Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of...


Hagen died in Traverse City, Michigan at the age of 76. He now rests at the Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, Southfield, Michigan, next to his grandson. At the time of his death, Hagen was well-respected. His pall bearers included some legendary sport figures, Arnold Palmer and George Morris. Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the golfer. ...


Hagen's major victories were as follows:

He was past his peak by the time the other major, The Masters Tournament, was established, but finished T13, T15, T11 in 1934-1936. 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. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ...


There is some debate among golf historians as to whether Hagen should actually be credited with sixteen major championships. Hagen captured the Western Open five times (1916, '21, '26, '27, and '32) at a time when the Western Open was considered one of the premier events on the world golf schedule. (The concept of "four majors" wasn't initiated until Arnold Palmer's Masters and U.S. Open wins in 1960.) In Hagen's prime, the Masters had not yet been founded, and the Western Open (the championship of the Western Golf Association) was, by today's definition a "Major": one of four elite tournaments in which all of the top golfers in the world could be counted on to participate each year. // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... This article is about the golfer. ...


Hagen captained the United States in the first six Ryder Cups and played on the first five: 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933, and 1935. 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. ...


Walter Hagen has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ...

Contents

PGA Tour wins (44)

Major championships are shown in bold. // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... 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. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... Joseph H. Kirkwood Sr. ... The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... “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 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. ... // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... 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. ... // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... 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. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Leo Diegel (April 27, 1899-May 5, 1951) is a prominent golfer of the 1920s and early 1930s who won 29 PGA circuit events, and was a four-time winner of the Canadian Open (1924-25, 1928-29). ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... Ky Laffoon (December 23, 1908 – March 17, 1984) was an American golfer. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...


Other wins

this list is probably incomplete

  • 1915 Massachusetts Open, California State Open
  • 1920 French Open
  • 1921 Michigan Open
  • 1924 Belgian Open
  • 1930 Michigan PGA Championship
  • 1931 Michigan PGA Championship

The Massachusetts Open is the Massachusetts state open golf tournament, open to both amateur and professional golfers. ... The California State Open is the California state open golf tournament, open to both amateur and professional golfers. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The Michigan Open is the Michigan state open golf tournament, open to both amateur and professional golfers. ... The Belgian Open was a mens golf tournament which was played intermittently from 1910 to 2000. ... The Michigan PGA Championship is a golf tournament that is the section championship of the Michigan section of the PGA of America. ... The Michigan PGA Championship is a golf tournament that is the section championship of the Michigan section of the PGA of America. ...

Major Championships

Wins (11)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners Up
1914 U.S. Open 2 shot lead +2 (68-74-75-73=290) 1 stroke Flag of the United States Chick Evans
1919 U.S. Open (2) 5 shot deficit +17 (78-73-75-75=301) Playoff 1 Flag of the United States Mike Brady
1921 PGA Championship N/A 3 & 2 3 strokes Flag of England Flag of the United States Jim Barnes
1922 The Open Championship 2 shot deficit 76-73-79-72=300 1 stroke Flag of England Flag of the United States Jim Barnes
1924 The Open Championship (2) Tied for lead 77-73-74-77=301 1 stroke Flag of England Ernest Whitcombe
1924 PGA Championship (2) N/A 2 up 2 strokes Flag of England Flag of the United States Jim Barnes
1925 PGA Championship (3) N/A 6 & 5 6 strokes Flag of the United States William Mehlhorn
1926 PGA Championship (4) N/A 5 & 3 5 strokes Flag of the United States Leo Diegel
1927 PGA Championship (5) N/A 1 up 1 stroke Flag of the United States Joe Turnesa
1928 The Open Championship (3) 75-73-72-72=292 2 strokes Flag of the United States Gene Sarazen
1929 The Open Championship (4) 4 shot lead 75-67-75-75=292 6 strokes Flag of the United States Johnny Farrell

Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958
1 Defeated Mike Brady in 18-hole playoff - Hagen (77), Brady (78) Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Charles Evans, Jr, who was generally known as Chick Evans, (July 18, 1890 - November 6, 1979) was a leading amateur golfer of the 1910s and 1920s considered second only to Bobby Jones in his era. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mike Brady (April 15, 1887 - December 3, 1972) was a professional golfer. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jim Barnes (April 8, 1886 - May 26, 1966) was a golfer. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... William Earl Mehlhorn (December 2, 1898 - April 5, 1989) was an American golfer who played on the PGA Tour in its early days, and was at his best in the 1920s. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Leo Diegel (April 27, 1899-May 5, 1951) is a prominent golfer of the 1920s and early 1930s who won 29 PGA circuit events, and was a four-time winner of the Canadian Open (1924-25, 1928-29). ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joseph R. Turnesa (January 31, 1901 – July 15, 1991) was one of seven famous golfing brothers; Phil (1896-1897), Frank (1898-1949), Joe (1901-1991), Mike (1907-2000), Doug (1909-1972), Jim (1912-1971), and Willie (1914-2001). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Johnny Farrell (April 4, 1901 - June 14, 1988) was an American professional golfer. ...


Results timeline

Tournament 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open T4 1 T10 7 NT NT 1
The Open Championship DNP DNP NT NT NT NT NT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP SF NT NT DNP
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open 11 T2 5 T18 T4 T5 7 6 T4 T19
The Open Championship T52 T7 1 2 1 DNP T3 DNP 1 1
PGA Championship DNP 1 DNP F 1 1 1 1 QF SF
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Masters NYF NYF NYF NYF T13 T15 T11 DNP DNP T33
U.S. Open T17 T7 10 T4 T58 3 T33 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T19 DNP DNP DNP T26 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP R32 R32 DNP R32 R64 DNP DNP DNP R64
Tournament 1940 1941
The Masters WD WD
U.S. Open DQ DNP
The Open Championship NT NT
PGA Championship R16 DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
DQ = Disqualified
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF, F = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. This article is about the golf tournament. ... 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. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... 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. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... 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. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... 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. ...


Summary of major championship performances

  • Starts - 54
  • Wins - 11
  • 2nd place finishes - 3
  • Top 3 finishes - 18
  • Top 5 finishes - 25
  • Top 10 finishes - 33
  • Longest streak of top-10s in majors - 15

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 are the golfers who have won at least five times in a single PGA Tour event. ...

References and suggested reading

  1. ^ The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations, ed. Jim Apfelbaum. 2007.
  • Hagen, Walter; Heck, Margaret Seaton [1956] (Nov 2004). The Walter Hagen Story: By The Haig, Himself. Sports Media Group. ISBN 978-1587261312. 
  • Lowe, Stephen R. [2000] (2004-08-30). Sir Walter And Mr. Jones: Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, And The Rise Of American Golf. Sports Media Group. ISBN 978-1587261879. 
  • Clavin, Tom [2005]. Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Golf. New York, New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0743204866. 
  • Rapoport, Ron [2005-03-16]. The Immortal Bobby: Bobby Jones and the Golden Age of Golf. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0471473725. 
  • Frost, Mark [2004-11-03]. The Grand Slam: Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf. Hyperion. ISBN 978-1401301088. 
  • Sampson, Curt (1992). The Eternal Summer: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, Golf's Golden Year. Taylor Publishing. ISBN 978-0878337880. 

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External links

  • World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Walter Hagen's Home
  • Profile of Walter Hagen
  • Articles on Walter Hagen
  • Maestro of Matchplay
  • Electronic Resources From SoHG Archives
  • Hagen Swing Sequences - Drive and Putt From SoHG Master Classes

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Hagen was a dashing and assertive character who raised the status of professional golfers and improved their earnings as well.
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