Walter Hagen

Golfer Walter Hagen Full Name: Walter Hagen
Nationality:

United States of America
American

Profession: Golfer
Why Famous: One of golf's greats, Walter won 11 professional majors.

Born: December 21, 1892
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: October 6, 1969 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1923-04-30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Historical Events in the Life of Walter Hagen

  • 1914-08-21 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill
  • 1919-06-11 23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Massachusetts
  • 1921-09-28 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY
  • 1921-10-01 PGA Championship, Inwood CC: Walter Hagen beats former champion Jim Barnes of England 3 & 2; Hagan's third major title
  • 1922-06-23 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Walter Hagen becomes first American-born winner of the Open Championship, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Barnes and George Duncan
  • 1924-06-27 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe
  • 1924-09-20 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana
  • 1925-09-26 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Olympia Fields, Illinois
  • 1926-09-25 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York
  • 1927-11-05 PGA Championship, Cedar Crest CC: Walter Hagan beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title
  • 1928-05-11 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Walter Hagen wins 3rd of his 4 Open Championship titles, 2 strokes ahead of fellow American Gene Sarazen
  • 1929-05-10 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Walter Hagen wins 4th Open title, by 6 strokes from fellow American Johnny Farrell

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