Ben Hogan

(1912—1997) American golfer

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US professional golfer whose total of sixty-two US tournament victories has only twice been surpassed.

Hogan's success was attributable to innumerable hours of practice and a tough, relentless, and competitive spirit. In 1948 he had eleven tournament wins, including the US Open. The following year Hogan suffered multiple fractures in a motor accident. The doctors said he would never play golf again but he proved them wrong by winning the US Open in 1950 and both the US Open and the Masters tournaments in 1951. In 1953 he achieved the unique feat of winning the US Open, the US Masters, and the British Open.

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