The 10 Best Players From Texas

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10. Jack Burke Jr. Burke received the green jacket from Cary Middlecoff after rallying from eight strokes behind Ken Venturi to win the 1956 Masters. He also won the PGA Championship in 1956 and was named PGA Player of the Year. He won 17 events on the PGA Tour.
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9. Ben Crenshaw Crenshaw started young by winning 17 amateur events, including three straight NCAA individual titles for Texas from 1971 to 1973. He went on to win 19 times on Tour, including two victories at Augusta.
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8. Harry Cooper Cooper was born in England but he moved to Texas when he was 10. He went on to win 31 Tour events between 1925 and 1941. In 1937, he won eight times, led the money list and won the first Vardon Trophy.
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7. Babe Didrikson Zaharias She was a two-time Olympic gold medal winner in track and field, an All-American basketball player, a tennis great and a bowling legend. She won 31 golf tournaments, including three U.S. Women's Opens, and helped found the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
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6. Jimmy Demaret Demaret, left, with his good friend Bing Crosby, right, and John Geertsen. Demaret won 31 tournaments, including three Masters ('40, '47 and '50), and posted a 5-0 record in three Ryder Cup appearances.
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5. Lloyd Mangrum A contemporary of Hogan and Nelson, Mangrum won one U.S. Open and 35 other Tour events. He had an incredible year in 1947, when he won six times and finished in the top 10 in 21 of the tournaments he entered.
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4. Kathy Whitworth Whitworth played from 1959 to 1985 and won 88 LPGA events, the most of any golfer on any tour and a record that still stands. She also won six majors.
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3. Lee Trevino An underprivileged kid who learned to play by caddying and hustling, Trevino went on to notch 29 Tour wins, including six majors. He added another 29 titles and four majors on the senior circuit.
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1B. Ben Hogan He won 64 tournaments and nine majors and is one of only five men to complete the career Grand Slam, winning the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship at least once.
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1A. Byron NelsonHe won 54 tournaments, including two Masters, one U.S. Open, and two PGA Championships. His 1945 record of 11 victories in a row is considered one of the least likely to be broken in all of sports. Who was better? Hogan or Nelson? Click here to find out