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Walter Hagen
— Golfer â€”

Hagen in 1914
Personal information
Full name Walter Charles Hagen
Nickname Sir Walter, The Haig
Born (1892-12-21)December 21, 1892
Rochester, New York
Died October 6, 1969(1969-10-06) (aged 76)
Traverse City, Michigan
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Traverse City, Michigan
(1958–1969)
Spouse Edna Crosby Straus
(m. 1923–37)
Margaret Johnson
(m. 1917–21)
Children Walter Jr. (1918–82)
Career
Turned professional 1912
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 75
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 45 (8th all time)
Other 30
Best results in major championships
(wins: 11)
Masters Tournament T11: 1936
U.S. Open Won: 1914, 1919
The Open Championship Won: 1922, 1924, 1928, 1929
PGA Championship Won: 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974 (member page)

I never wanted to be a millionaire. I just wanted to live like one.
No one remembers who came in second.
Make the hard ones look easy and the easy ones look hard.
It pleased the public to think I lived the easy, carefree life – the playboy of golf.
Walter Hagen
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Walter Hagen
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
Walter Hagen
There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.
Walter Hagen
My dear, did you ever stop to think what a wonderful bunker you would make?
Walter Hagen