Ben Hogan Wins His First U.S. Open in 1948
Hogan's first U.S. Open win was his third win at the Riv in just over 18 months, counting the '47 and '48 L.A. Opens. His four-day tally (8-under-par 276) was also a U.S. Open record, smashing the previous tournament mark by five shots. Hogan isn't one to boast about his Riviera romps, so Jimmy Demaret did it for him, dubbing the Riv "Hogan's Alley."