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Hogan, Ben

(hō`gən), 1912–97, American golfer, b. Dublin, Tex. A former caddie, Hogan began his professional playing career in 1937. One of the game's great money winners, he won the Professional Golfers Association championship in 1946 and 1948. After sustaining serious injuries in an automobile accident (Feb., 1949), Hogan made a dramatic comeback with his second U.S. Open victory in 1950. His career featured victories in nine majors, including two Masters titles, one British Open crown, and four U.S. Open wins. He won all of these three major tournaments in 1953.

Bibliography

See biography by J. Dodson (2005), also the author of American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf (2012).

Hogan, (William Benjamin) Ben

(1912–  ) golfer; born in Stephenville, Texas. One of golf's most dominant players during the late 1940s and early 1950s, he learned the game while working as a caddy at age 11. He turned professional at age 19, and between 1946 and 1953 he won four U.S. Open tournaments, two Masters, two Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) titles, and the British Open. In 1949 he was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident, but he recovered to win the U.S. Open in 1950. A movie based on his courageous recovery, Follow the Sun, was released in 1951, starring Glenn Ford.
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1955 - Cary Middlecoff 1954 - x-Sam Snead 1953 - Ben Hogan 1952 - Sam Snead 1951 - Ben Hogan 1950 - Jimmy Demaret 1949 - Sam Snead 1948 - Claude Harmon 1947 - Jimmy Demaret 1946 - Herman Keiser 1945 - No tournament, WWII 1944 - No tournament, WWII 1943 - No tournament, WWII 1942 - x-Byron Nelson 1941 - Craig Wood 1940 - Jimmy Demaret 1939 - Ralph Guldahl 1938 - Henry Picard 1937 - Byron Nelson 1936 - Horton Smith 1935 - x-Gene Sarazen 1934 - Horton Smith
And Torrance, a personal friend and one of only a handful of people ever to be invited into Hogan's home, said: "There will never be another Ben Hogan.
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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Ben Hogan Foundation is pleased to announce that Tom Stites, Nike Golf's director of product creation, has joined its board of directors.
The playoff was as notable for its participants, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, as the tournament was for its occasion: Hogan's first appearance in a tour event after his near-fatal automobile accident the year before.
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Weir joins McDonald Smith (1928), Ben Hogan (1948) and Corey Pavin (1995) as the only ones to finish a two-year title run at Riviera - Smith doing so after winning the previous year at Wilshire Country Club - one of 11 venues used in the long-running event that started in 1926.