Ben Hogan career achievements and major championship wins

Ben Hogan career achievements and major championship wins

Ben Hogan's series in Sports Illustrated became a classic of golf instruction.

The son of a Texas blacksmith, Ben Hogan fought a nasty hook early in his career. To cure it, he became one of the game's great technicians. Perhaps the best ball-striker ever, Hogan survived a cataclysmic auto accident in 1949, when the Cadillac he was driving collided with a Greyhound Bus. He went on to complete a career Grand Slam with two Masters titles, four U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships and the 1953 British Open at Carnoustie, where Scottish fans adored the champion they called the Wee Ice Mon.

Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals of Golf, a classic of golf instruction, first ran as a series in Sports Illustrated in 1957. (He wrote it with Herbert Warren Wind.) The magazine described it this way: "The greatest golfer of our time has distilled all of his knowledge, his experience aid his perceptions into five extraordinary lessons which he believes will enable the average golfer to shoot in the 70s. Beginning with this issue and continuing for the next four, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is privileged to present the fruits of Hogan's wisdom." Below are the articles from the series:
Part I: The Grip
Part II: Stance and Posture
Part III: First Part of Swing
Part IV: Second part of Swing
Summary and Review

Ben Hogan's Major Championships
1951 Masters: Hogan wins his first Masters
1953 Masters: Hogan wins his second Green Jacket
1948 U.S. Open: Hogan wins the Open
1950 U.S. Open: Hogan wins his second Open
1951 U.S. Open: Hogan captures his third U.S. Open
1953 U.S. Open: Hogan wins fourth Open at Oakmont
1953 British Open: Huge Crowds Watch Hogan Take The Open Title In Style
1946 PGA Championship: The Veterans Return Home
1948 PGA Championship: Hogan's last stand

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