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Ben Hogan
— Golfer â€”

Hogan in New York City in 1953
Personal information
Full name William Ben Hogan
Nickname The Hawk, Bantam Ben, The Wee Iceman
Born (1912-08-13)August 13, 1912
Stephenville, Texas, U.S.
Died July 25, 1997(1997-07-25) (aged 84)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Valerie Fox (1911–99)
(m. 1935)
Career
Turned professional 1930
Retired 1971
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 69
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 64 (4th all time)
Best results in major championships
(wins: 9)
Masters Tournament Won: 1951, 1953
U.S. Open Won: 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
The Open Championship Won: 1953
PGA Championship Won: 1946, 1948
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974 (member page)
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1948
PGA Player of the Year 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
Vardon Trophy 1940, 1941, 1948
Associated Press
Male Athlete of the Year
1953
(For a full list of awards, see here)

I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
If we could have just screwed another head on his shoulders, he would have been the greatest golfer who ever lived.
Ben Hogan
Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots.
The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
I couldn't wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.
Ben Hogan
Shoot a lower score than everybody else.
I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees.
I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.
Ben Hogan
Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf.
Ben Hogan
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.
Ben Hogan
The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.
There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.
Ben Hogan
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Ben Hogan
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?
Ben Hogan
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Ben Hogan