Ben Hogan
FameRank: 6

"Won": 1951 Masters Tournament/1951, 1953 Masters Tournament/1953

/ usopen = "Won": 1948 U.S. Open (golf)/1948, 1950 U.S. Open (golf)/1950, 1951 U.S. Open (golf)/1951, 1953 U.S. Open (golf)/1953

/ open = "Won": 1953 Open Championship/1953

/ pga = "Won": 1946 PGA Championship/1946, 1948 PGA Championship/1948

/ wghofid = ben-hogan

/ wghofyear = 1974

/ award1 = PGA Tour#Money winners and most wins leaders/PGA Tourleading money winner

/ year1 = 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1948

/ award2 = PGA Player of the Year

/ year2 = 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953

/ award3 = Vardon Trophy

/ year3 = 1940, 1941, 1948

/ award4 = Associated Press Athlete of the Year/Associated PressMale Athlete of the Year

/ year4 = 1953

/ awardssection = #Distinctions and honors


"William Ben Hogan" (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) 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.

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Why Don't you aim more to the right?

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.

I couldn't wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.

Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots.

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?

Shoot a lower score than everybody else.

The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.

I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.

I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees.