Ben Hogan

Golfer Ben Hogan

Profession: Golfer

United States of America

Why Famous: Considered one of the greatest golfers in history.

Born: August 13, 1912
Birthplace: Stephenville, Texas, USA
Star Sign: Leo

Died: July 25, 1997 (aged 84)

Married Life

  • 1935-04-14 PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

Historical Events in the Life of Ben Hogan

  • 1946-08-25 PGA Championship, Portland GC: Ben Hogan beats Ed Oliver 6 & 4 for first of his 9 major titles
  • 1946-09-02 American golfer Ben Hogan wins the Golden State Open at California CC in Los Angeles; his 3rd consecutive PGA event and 11th title of the season; 2nd time that year he wins 3 straight tournaments
  • 1947-11-02 Ryder Cup Golf, Portland GC: US wins first post WWII event, 11-1; Ben Hogan American captain; Henry Cotton GB skipper
  • 1948-05-25 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis
  • 1948-06-12 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA
  • 1949-02-02 Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
  • 1950-06-10 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
  • 1951-04-07 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
  • 1951-06-16 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC, Michigan
  • 1953-04-12 17th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274
  • 1953-06-13 53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA
  • 1953-07-10 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: In his only Open Championship appearance, Ben Hogan prevails by 4 strokes over Dai Rees, Antonio Cerdá, Peter Thomson, Frank Stranahan
  • 1954-04-12 US Masters Golf, Augusta: Sam Snead wins his third and final Masters by 1 in an 18-hole playoff with Ben Hogan
  • 1967-10-22 Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23½-8½; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin
  • 1989-06-18 89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange wins by 3 from Scott Simpson for first back-to-back Open titles since Ben Hogan 1950-51
  • 2000-08-20 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods becomes first since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year; wins playoff with Bob May

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