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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.
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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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