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The Life of Ben Hogan - The Greatest Golfer To Ever Play The Game

Uncategorized Jul 14, 2019

This is an article transcribed from a YouTube video about The Life of Ben Hogan - The Greatest Golfer To Ever Play The Game.


William Ben Hogan was an American professional golfer generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game born within six months of two other acknowledged golf greats of the 20th century Sam Snead and Byron Nelson Hogan is notable for his profound influence on golf swing theory and his legendary ball striking ability his nine career professional major championships tie him with Gary Player for fourth all-time trailing only Jack Nicklaus tiger woods and Walter Hagen he is one of only five golfers to have won all four major championships currently open to professionals the US Open and the PGA Championship the other four are Nicklaus woods player and Gene Sarazen early life and character born in Stefan Ville Texas he was the third and youngest child of Chester and Clara Hogan his father was a blacksmith and the family lived 10 miles southwest in Dublin until 19 21 when they moved 70 miles northeast to Fort Worth in 1922 when Hogan was 9 his father Chester committed suicide by self-inflicted gunshot at the family home by some accounts Chester committed suicide in front of him which some have cited as the cause of his introverted personality in later years following his father's suicide the family incurred financial difficulty and the children took jobs to help their seamstress mother make ends meet older brother royal quit school at age 14 to deliver office supplies by bicycle and nine-year-old been sold newspapers after school at the nearby train station a tip from a friend led him to caddying at the age of 11 at Glen garden Country Club a nine-hole course seven miles to the south one of his fellow caddies at Glen garden was Byron Nelson later a tour rival the two would tie for the lead at the annual Christmas caddy tournament in December 1927 when both were 15 Nelson sank a 30-foot putt to tie on the ninth and final hole instead of sudden death he played another nine holes nelson sank another substantial putt on the final green to win by a stroke the following spring nelson was granted the only junior membership offered by the members of glen garden club rules did not allow caddies age 16 and older so after august 1928 hogan took his game to three scrubby daily fee courses Katie Lake Worth hills and Z boas turns professional Hogan dropped out of Central High School during the final semester of his senior year and became a professional golfer at the Texas Open in San Antonio in late january nineteen thirty more than six months shy of his 18th birthday Hogan met Valerie Fox in Sunday school in Fort Worth in the mid-1920s and they reacquainted in 1932 when he landed a low-paying club pro job in Kilburn where her family had moved they married in april nineteen thirty-five at her parents home his early years as a pro were very difficult and Hogan went broke more than once he did not win his first pro tournament as an individual until March 1940 when he won three consecutive tournaments in North Carolina although it took a decade to secure his first victory Hogan's wife Valerie believed in him and this helped see him through the tough years when he battled a hook which he later cured despite finishing 13th on the money list in 1938 Hogan had to take an assistant pro job at century country club in purchase new york he worked at century as an assistant and then as the head pro until 1941 when he took the head pro job at Hershey country club in Hershey Pennsylvania career-threatening accident between the years of 1938 through 1959 Hogan 163 professional golf tournaments despite his career being interrupted in its prime by world war two and a near-fatal car accident Hogan served in the US Army Air Forces from March 1943 to june nineteen forty-five becoming a utility pilot with the rank of lieutenant stationed at Fort Worth Texas Hogan and his wife Valerie survived a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus on a fog Bridge early in the morning east of Van Horn Texas on februari second 1949 Hogan threw himself across Valerie in order to protect her and would have been killed had he not done so as the steering column punctured the driver's seat this accident left hogan age 36 with a double fracture of the pelvis a fractured collarbone a left ankle fracture a chipped rib and near fatal blood clots he would suffer lifelong circulation problems and other physical limitations his doctors said he might never walk again let alone play golf competitively while in hospital Hogan's life was endangered by a blood clot problem leading doctors to tie off the vena cava Hogan left the hospital on april first 59 days after the accident after regaining his strength by extensive walking he resumed golf activities in November 1949 he returned to the PGA Tour to start the 1950 season at the Los Angeles open where he tied with Sam Snead over 72 holes but lost the 18-hole playoff the Triple Crown season the win at carnoustie was only a part of Hogan's watershed 1953 season a year in which he won five of the six tournaments he entered including three major championships it still stands among the greatest single seasons in the history of professional golf Hogan 40 was unable to enter a euro and possibly win oh the 1953 PGA Championship because it's play overlapped the play of the British Open at carnoustie which he won it was the only time that a golfer had 13 major professional championships in a year until Tiger Woods won the final three majors in 2000 Hogan often declined to play in the PGA Championship skipping it more and more often as his career war on there were two reasons for this first the PGA Championship was until nineteen fifty-eight a match-play event and Hogan's particular skill was shooting a number of meticulously planning and executing a strategy to achieve a score for a round on a particular call second the PGA required several days of 36 holes per day competition and after his 1949 auto accident Hogan struggled to manage more than 18 holes a day Hogan's golf swing Ben Hogan is widely acknowledged to have been among the greatest ball strikers ever to have played golf although he had a formidable record as a tournament winner it is this aspect of Hogan which mostly underpins his modern reputation Hogan was known to practice more than any other golfer of his contemporaries and is said to have invented practice on this matter Hogan himself said you hear stories about me beating my brains out practicing but I was enjoying myself I couldn't wait to get up in the morning so I could hit balls when I'm hitting the ball where I want hard and crisply it's a joy that very few people experience he was also one of the first players to match particular clubs to yardages or reference points around the course such as bunkers or trees in order to improve his distance control Hogan thought that an individual's golf swing was in the dirt and that mastering it required plenty of practice and repetition he is also known to have spent years contemplating the golf swing trying a range of theories and methods before arriving at the finished method which brought him his greatest period of success the young Hogan was badly afflicted by hooking the golf ball although slight of build at 58 or one-half and 145 pounds a gyro attributes that earned him the nickname Bantam which he thoroughly disliked a gyro he was very long off the tee early in his career and even competed in long drive contests it has been alleged that Hogan used a strong grip with hands more the right of the club grip in tournament play prior to his accident in 1949 despite often practicing with a weak grip with the back of the left wrist facing the target and that this limited his success or at least his reliability up to that date jacobs alleges that Byron Nelson told him this information and furthermore that Hogan developed and used the strong grip as a boy in order to be able to hit the ball as far as bigger stronger contemporaries this strong grip is what resulted in Hogan hitting the odd disastrous snap hook Nelson and Hogan both grew up in Fort Worth and they are known to have played against each other as teenagers Hogan's late swing produced the famed Hogan fade ball flight lower than usual for a great player and from left to right this ball flight was the result of his using a draw type swing in conjunction with a weak grip a combination which all but negated the chance of hitting a hook Hogan played and practiced golf with only bare hands that has he played or practiced without wearing gloves Moe Norman did the same playing and practicing without gloves the two were arguably the greatest ball strikers golf has ever known even Tiger Woods quoted them as the only players ever to have owned their swings in that they had total control of it and as a result the ball's flight in May 1967 the editor of cary middlecoff 1974 book the golf swing watched every shot that 54 year-old hogan hit in the colonial national invitational in Fort Worth Texas Hogan shot 281 for a third place tie with George Archer of the 281 shots 141 were taken in reaching the greens of the 141 139 were rated from well executed to superbly executed the remaining two were a drive that missed the fairway by some five yards and a 5-iron to a par three hole that missed the green by about the same distance it was difficult if not impossible to conceive of anybody hitting the ball better over a four day span equals Hogan's secret equals Hogan is thought to have developed a secret which made his swing nearly automatic there are many theories as to its exact nature the earliest theory is that the secret was a special wrist movement known as cupping under this information was revealed in a 1955 Life magazine article however many believed ghen did not reveal all that he knew at the time it has since been alleged in Golf Digest magazine and by Jodi Vasquez in his book afternoons with mr.
Hogan that the second element of Hogan's secret was the way in which he used his right knee to initiate the swing and that this right knee movement was critical to the correct operation of the wrist Hogan revealed later in life that the secret involved cupping the left wrist at the top of the backswing and using a weaker left-hand grip Hogan did this to prevent himself from ever hooking the ball off the tee by positioning his hands in this manner he ensured that the club face would be slightly open upon impact creating a fade as opposed to a draw hook this is not something that would benefit all golfers however since many average golfers already slice or fade the ball the draw is more appealing to amateurs due to its greater distance many believed that although he played right-handed as an adult Hogan was actually left-handed in his book five lessons in the chapter entitled the grip Hogan said I was born left-handed that was the normal way for me to do things I was switched over to doing things right handed when I was a boy but I started golf as a left-hander because the first club I ever came into possession of an old 5-iron was a left-handed stick this belief also seemed to be corroborated by Hogan himself in his earlier book power golf however some mystery still remains about this since Hogan in subsequent interviews said that the belief of him being left-handed was actually a myth in these interviews Hogan said that he was indeed a right-handed player who early on practiced played with a left-hand club that had been given to him because it was all that he had in that it was this issue that brought about the myth that he was left-handed this may be the reason that his early play with right-handed equipment found him using a cross handed grip in the search for the perfect golf swing researchers Cochran and Stobbs held the opinion that a left-handed person playing right-handed would be prone to hook the ball equals iconic one iron shot equals hy Peskin a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated took an iconic photo of Ben Hogan laying a 1-iron shot to the green at the 72nd hole of the nineteen fifty US Open it was ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest sports photographs of the 20th century five lessons and golf instruction Hogan believed that a solid repeatable golf swing involved only a few essential elements which when performed correctly and in sequence were the essence of the swing his book five lessons the modern fundamentals of golf is perhaps the most widely read golf tutorial ever written although Harvey penick's little red book would also have a claim to that title and the principles therein are often parroted by modern swing gurus in the five lessons Hogan breaks down the swing into four parts the fundamentals the grip stance and posture and the swing equals the fundamentals equals Hogan explains that the average golfer underestimates himself he believes that beginners place too much emphasis on the long game if you have a correct powerful and repeating swing then you can shoot in the 70s the average golfer is entirely capable of building a repeating swing and breaking 80 through years of trial and error Ben has developed techniques that have proved themselves under various types of pressure equals the grip equals Hogan says good golf begins with a good grip without a good grip one cannot play to his or her potential the grip is important because it is the only direct physical contact you have with the ball via your golf club a bad grip can cause dipping of the hands at the top of the swing and a decrease in club head speed this can cause a loss of power and accuracy the following describes the perfect golf grip in the eyes of mr. Hogan with the back of your left hand facing the target place the club in the left hand so that one the shaft is pressed up under the muscular pad at the inside heel of the palm and to the shaft also lies directly across the top joint of the forefinger crook the forefinger around the shaft and you will discover that you can lift the club and maintain a fairly firm grip on it by supporting it just with the muscles of that finger and the muscles of the pad of the now just close the left hand close the fingers before you close the thumb and the club will be just where it should be to gain a real acquaintance with this preparatory guide to correct gripping i would suggest practicing it five or ten minutes a day for a week until it begins to become second nature to obtain the proper grip with the right hand hold it somewhat extended with the palm facing your target now your left hand is already correctly a fix placed the club in your right hand so that the shaft lies across the top joint of the four fingers indefinitely below the palm the right hand is a finger grip the two fingers which should apply most of the pressure are the two middle fingers now with the club held firmly on the fingers of your right hand simply fold your right hand over your left thumb equals stance and posture equals the right stance not only allows for proper alignment but also for a balanced swing prepared usage of the proper muscles and the maximum strength and control over your swing we align our body to the target only after we have aligned the club head to the target a proper stance starts with your feet being aligned at the target followed by your knees hips and shoulders your feet should be shoulder width apart your front foot should be slightly opened towards the target and your back foot should be perpendicular to the target as you increase in club your stance should widen for further stability your shoulders will be naturally open to the target line because your arms are not at equal length while holding the club make sure to close your shoulders slightly to stay aligned with the target line the proper stance affects how controlled the backswing is governs the amount of hip turn in the backswing and allows for the hips to clear through the downswing your front arm should be extended at all times to allow the club to travel in its maximum arc the elbows should be tucked in not stuck out from the body at address the left elbow should point directly at the left hip bone and the right elbow should point directly at the right hip bone furthermore there should be a sense of fixed jointness between the two forearms and the wrists and it should be maintained throughout the swing you should bend your knees from the thighs down as your knees bend the upper part of the trunk remains normally erect just as it does when you sit down in a chair in golf the sit down motion is more like lowering yourself onto a spectator sport stick think of the seat of the stick as being about two inches also below your buttocks equals the swing the back swing mr. Hogan advocates the use of a waggle not only because it helps you loosen your muscles but also because it allows for your hands and arms to remember where to go for the first part of your backswing the angle of the swing should feel like you are swinging under a slanting plane of glass the glass has a hole for your head while it rests on your shoulders and touches the ground on top of your bra also the backswing should be slightly steeper than the downswing at the top of your backswing your back should be facing the target on the backswing the order of movement goes like this hands arms shoulders hips actually the Han start the club head back a split second before the arms start back and the arms begin their movement a split second before the shoulders begin to turn just before your hands reach hip level the shoulders as they turn automatically start pulling the hips around as the hips begin to turn they pull the left leg into the right when you have turned your shoulders all the way your back should face squarely toward your target when you finish your backswing your chin should be hitting against the top of your left shoulder as you begin the backswing you must restrain your hips from moving until the turning of the shoulder starts to pull the hips around a euro it is this increased tension that unwinds the upper part of the body it unwinds the shoulder the arms and the hands in that order the correct order it helps the swing so much it makes it almost automatic if he executes his backswing properly as his arms are approaching hit level they should be parallel with the plane and they should remain parallel with the plane just beneath the glass till they reach the top of the backswing top of his backswing his left arm should be extended at the exact same angle as the glass the downswing Ben believes the second part of the swing the downswing is initiated by the hips starting to turn a baseball player throws a ball by transferring his weight and rotates his hips then his shoulders and arm follow after Hogan thinks that the downswing is very similar to this action the downswing is at a slightly shallower angle and therefore the arms and hands should come from the inside out on the downswing the club head reaches its maximum speed not at impact but right after when both arms are fully extended at impact the back of the left hand faces toward your target the wrist bone is definitely raised it points to the target and at the moment the ball is contacted it is out in front nearer to the target than any part of the hand at impact the right arm is still bent slightly at that point just beyond impact where both arms are straight and extended the club head reaches its maximum speed the hips lead the shoulders all the way on the downswing the five lessons were initially released as a five-part series in Sports Illustrated magazine beginning with the issue of March 11 1957 it was compiled and printed in book form later that year and is currently in its 64th printing even today it continues to maintain a place at or near the top of the amazon com golf book sales rankings the book was co-authored by Herbert Warren wind and illustrated by artist Anthony rivoli playing style Hogan is widely acknowledged to have been one of the finest ball strikers that ever played the game Hogan's ball striking has also been described as being of near miraculous caliber by other very knowledgeable observers such as Jack Nicklaus who only saw him play some years after his prime Nicklaus once responded to the question is Tiger Woods the best ball striker you have ever seen with no no Ben Hogan easily further tests to Hogan's status among top golfers is provided by Tiger Woods who recently said that he wished to own his swing in the same way as mo Norman and Hogan had Woods claimed that this pair were the only players ever to have owned their swings in that they had total control of it and as a result of the ball's flight by most accounts Ben Hogan was the best golfer of his era and still stands as one of the greatest of all time the hawk possessed fierce determination and an iron will which combined with his unquestionable golf skills formed an aura which could intimidate opponents into competitive submission in Scotland Hogan was known as the we Iceman or in some versions we Iseman a moniker earned during his famous British Open victory at carnoustie in 1953 it is a reference to his steely and seemingly nerveless demeanour itself a product of a golf swing he had built that was designed to perform better the more pressure he put it under Hogan rarely spoke during competition and there are numerous anecdotes about Hogan's sparse but pithy remarks Hogan was also highly respected by fellow competitors for his superb course management skills during his peak years he rarely if ever attempted a shot in competition which he had not thoroughly honed in practice although his ball striking was perhaps the greatest ever Hogan is not particularly revered for his putting skills solid and sometimes spectacular in his early and peak years Hogan by his later years deteriorated to the point of being an often poor putter by professional standards particularly on slow greens the majority of his putting problems developed after his 1949 car accident which nearly blinded his left eye and impaired his depth perception toward the end of his career he often stood over the ball inordinately long before drawing his putter back while he suffered from the yips in his later years Hogan was known as an effective putter from mid to short range on quick US open style surfaces at times during his career career and records in 1948 alone Ben Hogan 110 tournaments including the open at Riviera Country Club a course known as Hogan's Alley because of his success there his 8-under par score in the 1948 US Open set a tournament record that was matched only by Jack Nicklaus in 1980 Hale Irwin in 1990 and Lee Janzen in 1993 it was not broken until Tiger Woods shot 12 under par in the tournament in 2000 colonial Country Club in Fort Worth a modern PGA Tour tournament venue is also known as Hogan's Alley and may have the better claim to the nickname as it was his home course after his retirement and he was an active member of colonial as well for many years Hogan's Alley is also the name of an FBI training complex and the term has its origins in the late 19th century in the form of a cartoon strip only later being matched with courses at which Hogan excelled the sixth hole at karna ste a par 5 on which Hogan took a famously difficult line off the tee during each of his rounds in the nineteen fifty three Open Championship has also recently been renamed Hogan's Alley prior to the 1949 accident Hogan never truly captured the hearts of his galleries despite being one of the best golfers of his time perhaps this was due to his perceived cold and aloof Oncourse persona but when Hogan shocked and amazed the golf world by returning to tournament golf only 11 months after his accident and took second place in the nineteen fifty Los Angeles open after a playoff loss to Sam Snead he was cheered on by ecstatic fans his legs simply were not strong enough to carry his heart any longer famed sportswriter Grantland rice said of Hogan's near miss however he proved to his critics that he could still win by completing his famous come back five months later defeating Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio in an 18-hole playoff at merion golf club to win his second US Open Championship Hogan went on to achieve what is perhaps the greatest sporting accomplishment in history limping to 12 more PGA Tour wins before retiring in 1951 Hogan entered just five events but 13 of them the Masters the US Open and the world championship of golf and finished second and fourth in his other two starts he would finish fourth on that season's money list barely six thousand dollars behind the seasons official money list leader Lloyd Mangrum who played over 20 events that year also saw the release of a biopic starring Glenn Ford as Hogan called follow the Sun the Ben Hogan story he even received a ticker tape parade in New York City upon his return from winning the 1953 British Open Championship the only time he played the event with his British Open Championship victory Hogan became just the second player after Gene Sarazen to win all four of the modern major championships are euro the Masters US Open British Open and PGA Championship Hogan remains the only golfer in history to win the Masters US Open and British Open in the same calendar year his 14 under par at the 1953 masters set a record that stood for 12 years and he remains one of just nine golfers to have recorded such a low scorer in the tournament in 1967 at age 54 Hogan shot 0 record 30 on the back nine at the Masters the record stood until nineteen ninety two in 1945 Hogan set a PGA Tour record for a 72-hole event at the Portland open invitational by shooting twenty seven under par the record stood until nineteen ninety-eight when it was broken by John Huston Hogan never competed on the Senior PGA Tour as that circuit did not exist until he was in his late 60s five US Opens many supporters of Hogan and some golf historians feel that his victory at the hail America open in 1942 should be counted as his fifth US Open and 10th major championship since the tournament was to be a substitute for the open after its cancellation by the USGA the hail America open was held in the same time slot and was run like the US open with more than 1,500 entries local qualifying at 69 sites and sectional qualifying at most major cities the top players who were not off fighting in World War 2 participated and the largest purse of the year was awarded distinctions and honors Hogan played on to u.s. Ryder Cup teams 1947 and 1951 and captained the team three times 1947 1949 and 1967 famously claiming on the last occasion to have brought the 12 best golfers in the world to play in the competition Hogan won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average three times 1940 1941 and 1948 in 1953 Hogan won the Hickok belt is the top professional athlete of the year in the United States the Ben Hogan award is given annually by the golf Writers Association of America to a golfer who has stayed active in gulf despite a physical handicap or serious illness the first winner was babe zaharias the Ben Hogan award is given by friends of golf and the golf Coaches Association of America to the best college golf player since 1990 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 in 1976 Ben Hogan was voted the Bob Jones award the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship engulfed a special room is dedicated to Hogan's career comeback and accomplishments at the United States Golf Association Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for golf history in far hills new jersey Hogan ranked 38th in ESPN Sports century 50 greatest athletes of the 20th century in 1999 in 2000 Hogan was ranked as the second greatest player of all time by golf digest magazine Jack Nicklaus was first and Sam Snead was third in 2009 Hogan was ranked as the fourth greatest player of all time by Golf Magazine Jack Nicklaus was first Tiger Woods was second and Bobby Jones was third hogan helped to design the original plans for the trophy club Country Club golf course in trophy club Texas and nine of the courses 18 holes are designated as the Hogan course ben hogan golf company following his most successful season hogan started his golf club company in the fall of nineteen fifty three in Fort Worth production began in the summer of nineteen fifty four with clubs targeted towards the better player always a perfectionist Hogan is said to have ordered the entire first production run of clubs destroyed because they did not meet his exacting standards in 1960 he sold the company to American machine and foundry but stayed on as chairman of the board for several more years AMF ben hogan golf clubs were sold continuously from 1962 1985 when amf was bought by minster who sold the ben hogan company in 1988 to cosmo world who owned the club manufacturer until nineteen ninety two when it was sold to another independent investor bill goodwin goodwin moved the company out of Fort Worth and a union shop to Virginia so it would be close to his home of operations for other AMF brands and incidentally a non-union shop in an effort to return the company to profitability Goodwin's sold to Spalding in 1997 closing the sale in January 1998 Spalding returned manufacturing to Hogan's Fort Worth Texas roots before eventually including the company's assets in a bankruptcy sale of Spalding's top-flight division to callaway in 2004 callaway now owns the rights to the ben hogan brand after over a half century and numerous ownership changes the ben hogan line was discontinued by callaway in 2008 in May 2014 Terry caravelle Dolan brands approached Perry Ellis International and got the rights to use Ben Hogan's name for a line of golf clubs equals ownership time line equals 1953 euro company founded 1960s old to amf Hogan retained as president 1984 euro sold to Irwin Jacobs 15 million dollars 1988 euro sold to cosmo world of japan for 55 million dollars initial sponsor of the Ben Hogan tour from 1990 euro 92 1992a euro sold to bill goodwin of Richmond Virginia 1997 euro sold to Spalding top-flight 2003 euro sold to callaway golf hogan line discontinued in 2008 2014 name purchased by ill dolan for a revived ben hogan line death hogan died in fort worth texas on july 25 1997 at the age of 84 and is interred at greenwood memorial park their professional wins equals pga tour wins equals 1938 hershey for ball 1940 north and south open greater greensboro open asheville land of the sky open Goodell Palm Beach round robin 1941 Asheville open Chicago open her she open Miami Biltmore international for ball inverness Invitational for ball 1942 Los Angeles open San Francisco open north and south open Asheville land of the sky open hail America open Rochester open 1945 Nashville Invitational Portland open invitational richmond invitational montgomery invitational orlando open 1946 phoenix open san antonio texas open st. Petersburg open Miami International for ball colonial National Invitation western open Goodell round robin inverness invitational for ball Winnipeg open PGA Championship Golden State Open Dallas Invitational north and south open 1947 Los Angeles open Phoenix Open colonial National Invitation Chicago victory open world championship of golf Miami International for ball inverness Invitational for ball 1948 Los Angeles open PGA Championship US Open inverness in fashional for ball motorcity open reading open western open Denver open Reno open Glendale open 1949 Bing Crosby pro-am long beach open 1950 US Open 1951 Masters Tournament US open world championship of golf 1952 colonial National Invitation 1953 Masters Tournament pan-american open colonial National Invitation US open the Open Championship 1959 colonial National Invitation major championships are shown in bold source equals other wins this list is probably incomplete 1940 Westchester open Westchester PGA Championship 1950 Greenbrier pro-am 1956 world cup of golf individual world cup of golf team major championships equals wins equals note the PGA Championship was match play until nineteen thousand 581 defeated Mangrum and fat CEO in 18-hole playoff Hogan 69 Mangrum 73 fat 0 75 equals results timeline equals n t equals no tournament dnp equals did not play w d equals withdrew cut equals missed the halfway cut are 64 are 32 are 16 qf SF equals round in which player lost in pga championship match play t indicates a tie for a place green background for wins yellow background for top-10 one missed 54-hole cut at nineteen sixty pga championship equals summary equals most consecutive cuts made a euro 35 longest streak of top tens a euro 18 US national team appearances professional ryder cup 1947 1949 1950 one 1967 canada cup 1956 1958 see also career Grand Slam champions list of golfers with most pga tour wins list of men's major championships winning golfers list of golfers with most wins in one PGA Tour event longest PGA Tour win streaks most pga tour wins in a year references further reading barco al the history of the PGA Tour doubleday ISBN 0 8520 6145 dash for Ben Hogan players.



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