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Hagen, Walter

(hā`gən), 1892–1969, American golfer, b. Rochester, N.Y. Hagen won the U.S. Open championship in 1914 and again in 1919; he took the British Open title in 1922, 1924, 1928, and 1929. "The Haig," as he was known to his admirers, also won the U.S. Professional Golfers Association championship five times (1921, 1924–27), the Australian, Canadian, French, and Belgian open tournaments, and many other titles of lesser importance. He played on five Ryder Cup teams.

Hagen, Walter (Charles)

(1892–1969) golfer; born in Rochester, N.Y. One of golf's great pioneers, he won the U.S. Open twice (1914, 1919), the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) championship five times (1921, 1924–27), the British Open four times (1922, 1924, 1928, 1929), and many other lesser titles. Nicknamed, "The Haig," he was the U.S. Ryder Cup team captain six times between 1927 and 1939.
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SCO) 1860, 1863, 1866, 1875 4 Walter Hagen (USA) 1922, 1924, 1928, 1929 4 Bobby Locke (RSA)1949, 1950, 1952, 1957 3 Jamie Anderson (SCO) 1877, 1878, 1879 3 Bob Ferguson (SCO) 1880, 1881, 1882 3 Bobby Jones (a) (USA) 1926, 1927, 1930 3 Henry Cotton (ENG) 1934, 1937, 1948 3 Gary Player (RSA) 1959, 1968, 1974 3 Jack Nicklaus (USA) 1966, 1970, 1978 3 Seve Ballesteros (ESP) 1979, 1984, 1988 3 Nick Faldo (ENG) 1987, 1990, 1992 3 Tiger Woods (USA) 2000, 2005, 2006
STYLE: American golfer Walter Hagen, renowned for his dress sense, | |with his wife at The Open at Royal Liverpool, in Hoylake, in 1924
Love was not being talked about in the same terms but could now be the eighth man to captain the United States on multiple occasions, joining Walter Hagen, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Burke, Jack Nicklaus and Watson.
WALTER HAGEN, who was the first American to win [euro]e Open in 1922 and known as the rst superstar of golf, was responsible, says Tony, for more than just the Ryder Cup.
He also became just the fifth player to win the British Open and PGA Championship in the same year, emulating Walter Hagen (in 1924), Nick Price (1994), Woods (2000 and 2006) and Padraig Harrington (2008).
5 Rory is the fifth golfer to win the PGA Championship and The Open in the same year, joining Walter Hagen (1924), Nick Price (1994), Padraig Harrington (2008) and Tiger Woods (2000 & 2006) 2001M
Open champions at Royal Liverpool: Tiger Woods (2006), Roberto De Vicenzo (1967), Peter Thomson (1956), Fred Daly (1947), Alfred Padgham (1936), Bobby Jones (1930), Walter Hagen (1924), John H.
He only shot 80 and bowed down to Walter Hagen in a playoff the following day.
ONLY three players in golf history have won 10 or more Majors, but Tiger Woods has helped to identify who might join him, Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen.
Luke Donald of England celebrates with The Walter Hagen Cup after winning the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona PICTURE: Getty Images
With a win at Hazeltine, the world number one would tie Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus for most wins in PGA Championship history with five and claim his 15th career major, three shy of the all-time record set by Nicklaus.
Woods, a four-time US PGA Championships winner, is 13-8 favourite with bookmakers to equal the record held jointly by Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen, who have won five US PGA Championships.