Who's who: Ben Hogan

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Who's who: Ben Hogan

  • Name:

    William Ben Hogan
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1912-1997]. Born on Aug 13, 1912 in Stephenville, Texas. Died on July 25, 1997 in Forth Worth, Texas, aged 84.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Glen Garden CC, Fort Worth, Texas (as a caddie).
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, golf writer and instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

    1930 (aged 17)

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (9), including a career slam of all four majors. Ryder Cup player (1947, '51). Ryder Cup captain (1947, '49, '67). Total professional wins (68), including PGA Tour (64). PGA Tour leading money winner (1940, '41, '42, '46, '48). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1974).

Did you know?

Hogan was one of the greatest golfers of all time, known for his determination, concentration, superb ball-striking ability and perfectionist approach to the game. Between 1938-59 he accumulated 64 PGA Tour wins. He is perhaps best remembered for making an incredible recovery from a near-death car-accident in 1949 in which his legs were badly injured. The crash would have ended most people's careers, but Hogan's steely resolve allowed him not just to recover, but to go on and win a further 11 tournaments, including six Majors. Hogan will also be associated with one of the greatest golf instruction books ever written. His "Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf", first published in 1957, is still a best-seller today.

Top tournaments won by Ben Hogan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

285 (+5)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (Apr 30-May 3, 5). 47-year-old Ben Hogan (USA) beat Fred Hawkins (USA) by 4 shots in an 18-hole Tuesday playoff (Hogan 69, Hawkins 73). This was the last of Hogan's five Colonial National wins, and the last of his 64 victories on the PGA Tour. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) finished 5 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the Canada Cup. Team winners of the Cup: Ben Hogan & Sam Snead (USA). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1953
Majors
283 (-5)
$5,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (53rd) (Jun 11-13). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 6 shots behind Hogan (USA). This was the last of Hogan's four US Open wins, and his third win in this event in four years. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

282 (+2)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 21-24). Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) and Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Ben Hogan (USA). This was the fourth of Hogan's five wins in this event, which was nicknamed "Hogan's Benefit." [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pan American Open.

1953
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his fourth PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1953
Majors
274 (-14)
$4,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (17th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hogan (USA), who secured his second Masters green jacket with a then record score of 274. Later that year Hogan also went on to win the Open Championship and US Open. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (82nd) (July 8-10). Second-placed Frank Stranahan (USA), Antonio Cerda (Arg), Peter Thomson (Aus) and Dai Rees (Wales) finished 4 shots behind Hogan (USA). This was the only Open Championship which Hogan entered. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 22-25). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA), who recorded the third of his five wins in this event. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1951
America
Tam O'Shanter
273 (-15)
$12,500
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$12,500

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 9-12; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1951
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his third (and second straight) PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1951
Majors
280 (-8)
$3,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (15th) (April 5-8). Second-placed Robert "Skee" Riegel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hogan (USA), who claimed the first of his two Masters titles. Later that year Hogan also won the US Open. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1951
Majors
287 (+7)
£4,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

287 (+7)

Prize money

£4,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (51st) (Jun 14-16). Second-placed Clayton Heafner (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Hogan (USA). This was the third of Hogan's four US Open wins. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].

1950
Majors
287 (+7)
£4,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Merion

Score

287 (+7)

Prize money

£4,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (50th) (Jun 8-11). Hogan (USA) beat Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and George Fazio (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Hogan 69 (-1), Mangrum 73 (+3), Fazio 75 (+5). This was the second of Hogan's four US Open wins. [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1950
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his second PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Long Beach Open.

1949
America
208 (-8)
$2,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (Jan 14-16; 54-hole event). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (Aus/USA) finished 2 shots behind Hogan (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Motor City Open.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 2-5). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Hogan (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Inverness Round Robin Four-Ball.

1948
America
Washoe GC
269 (-19)
£3,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Washoe GC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Reno Open Invitational (Sept 3-6). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and Dick Metz (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Washoe GC, Reno, NV].

1948
Awards
69.30
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

69.30

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

1948
America
Oakmont, CA
275 (-13)
$2,450
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Oakmont, CA

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$2,450

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Inaugural (and only) Glendale Open Invitational (Oct 14-17). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hogan (USA). [Oakmont CC, Glendale, nr Los Angeles, California].

1948
America
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Denver Open Invitational.

1948
Awards
$32,112
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

$32,112

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his fifth PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1948 season earnings of $32,112 on the Tour.

1948
America
Brookfield CC, NY
281 (-7)
$2,500
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Brookfield CC, NY

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (July 29-Aug 2). Ben Hogan (USA) beat Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) in an 18-hole playoff. Playoff scores: Hogan 64 (-8); Oliver 73 (+1). [Brookfield CC, Clarence, nr Buffalo, NY].

1948
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won the inaugural PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1948
America
Berkshire CC, PA
269 (-19)
$2,600
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Berkshire CC, PA

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$2,600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Reading Open (July 22-25). Second-placed Fred Haas Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ben Hogan (USA). Hogan shot an eight-under-par 64 in the final round to clinch the fourth of his six wins in a row on the PGA Tour. [Berkshire CC, Reading, Pennsylvania].

1948
Majors
276 (-8)
$2,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (48th) (Jun 10-12). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hogan (USA). This was the first of Hogan's four US Open wins. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1948
Majors
Norwood Hills CC
7 & 6
$3,500
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Norwood Hills CC

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (30th) (May 19-25). Hogan (USA) beat Mike Turnesa (USA) 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Norwood Hills CC, St Louis, Missouri; originally known as North Hills CC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 3-6). Second-placed Toney Penna (Italy/USA) finished 3 shots behind Hogan (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

1947
America
Westward Ho, IL
270 (-14)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Westward Ho, IL

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Chicago Victory National Open (June 26-29). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Westward Ho GC, Northlake, nr Chicago, Illinois; this course closed permanently in 1957].

1947
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
270 (-14)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 23-26). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) and Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Hogan (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Inverness Round Robin Four-Ball.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Miami International Four-Ball.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 15-18). Second-placed Toney Penna (Italy/USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Ben Hogan (USA), who recorded the second of his five wins in this event. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1947
America
Tam O'Shanter
135 (-9)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

135 (-9)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the $5,000 World Championship of Golf (Sept 27/28; PGA Tour 36-hole winner-take-all exhibition event). Second-placed Bobby Locke (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Inverness Four-Ball.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Goodall

Played as the Goodall Round Robin.

1946
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
273 (-11)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 24-28). Hogan (USA) beat Herman Keiser (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Hogan 68; Keiser 70). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Petersburg Open.

1946
America
Willow Springs, TX
264 (-20)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Willow Springs, TX

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Antonio Texas Open (Feb 8-10). Defending champion and second-placed Sam Byrd (USA) finished 6 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Willow Springs GC, San Antonio, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Winnipeg Open.

1946
Awards
$42,556
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

$42,556

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his fourth PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1946 season earnings of $42,556 on the Tour.

1946
Majors
6 & 4
$3,500
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

6 & 4

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (28th) (Aug 19-25). Hogan (USA) beat Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final, to claim the first of his two wins in this event. [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].

1946
America
Sunset CC, MO
271 (-17)
$2,000
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Sunset CC, MO

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (May 24-26). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Sunset CC, St Louis, Missouri].

1946
America
Brook Hollow
284 (+4)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Brook Hollow

Score

284 (+4)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dallas Open Invitational (Sept 26-29; for the last time until 1956). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) and Herman Keiser (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hogan (USA). [Brook Hollow GC, Dallas, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Colonial National Invitation (May 16-19). Second-placed Harry Todd (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ben Hogan (USA), who recorded the first of his five wins in this event. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1946
America
California CC
275 (-9)
$2,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

California CC

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Golden State ($15,000) Open (Aug 30-Sept 2). Second-placed Chick Harbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hogan (USA). [California CC, Whittier, Los Angeles].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Miami International Four-Ball.

1946
America
282 (-6)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (Nov 5-7). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) and Mike Turnesa (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA), who recorded the last of his three wins in this event. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Montgomery Invitational.

1945
America
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Orlando Open.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Nashville Invitational.

1945
America
Hermitage CC, VA
289 (+5)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Hermitage CC, VA

Score

289 (+5)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Richmond Open (Nov 1-4). Second-placed Dick Metz (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Hermitage CC, Manikin-Sabot, nr Richmond, Virginia].

1945
America
261 (-27)
$2,666
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

261 (-27)

Prize money

$2,666

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portland Open Invitational (Sept 27-30). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) finished 14 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA), who recorded scores of 65-69-63-64 to set a new PGA Tour record low score of 261 (-27). [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Asheville "Land of the Sky" Open.

1942
America
278 (-2)
$1,000
The Times-Union

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

The Times-Union

Played as the Times-Union Open (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Craig Wood (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA), whose opening 64 (-6) set a new competitive course record. [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Rochester, NY].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Francisco Open.

1942
Awards
$13,143
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

$13,143

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his third straight PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1942 season earnings of $13,143 on the Tour.

1942
America
Ridgemoor CC, IL
271 (-17)
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Ridgemoor CC, IL

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hale America National Open (June 18-21). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) and Mike Turnesa (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA), who recorded a course record 10-under-par 62 in the second round. [Ridgemoor CC, Chicago, Illinois]. Note: this one-off event, sponsored by the USGA, Chicago GA and PGA of America, was arranged to replace the US Open championship, which was not played between 1942 and 1945 due to World War II. Although not recognised as a major championship, many think it should have been. This would have given Hogan his first "major". After the war he subsequently went on to win his nine major titles, starting with the PGA Championship in 1946.

1942
America
271 (-17)
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (March 24-26). Second-placed and defending champion Sam Snead (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

1942
America
Hillcrest CC, CA
282 (-6)
$3,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Hillcrest CC, CA

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 9-13). Hogan (USA) beat Jimmy Thomson (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Hogan 72, Thomson 73). Hogan birdied the final playoff hole to secure the win. [Hillcrest CC, Los Angeles, CA].

1941
Awards
$18,358
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

$18,358

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his second straight PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1941 season earnings of $18,358 on the Tour.

1941
Awards
494 pts
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

494 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won his second straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, based on a season-long points accumulation.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Inverness Four-Ball.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Miami Biltmore International Four-Ball. Winning Team : Ben Hogan & Gene Sarazen, by 4 and 3 in the final.

1941
America
Elmhurst CC
274 (-10)
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Elmhurst CC

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Chicago Open (July 18-20). Second-placed Craig Wood (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). [Elmhurst CC, Addison, nr Chicago, IL; now called Oak Meadows GC].

1941
America
275 (-17)
$1,200
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

275 (-17)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the (last) Hershey Open (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). At the time Hogan was the resident golf professional at Hershey CC. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Asheville "Land of the Sky" Open.

1940
Awards
423 pts
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

423 pts

Prize money

n/a

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PGA of America

Hogan (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, based on a season-long points accumulation.

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America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

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Score

Prize money

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Played as the Asheville "Land of the Sky" Open.

1940
Awards
$10,655
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

$10,655

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Hogan (USA) was the PGA Tour 1940 leading money winner, with season earnings of $10,655 on the Tour. Second was Byron Nelson (USA) with $9,653. Third was Ben Hogan (USA) with $9,206.

1940
America
270 (-12)
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

270 (-12)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (March 22-25). Second-placed Craig Wood (USA) finished 9 shots behind Hogan (USA), who won for the second consecutive week. [Sedgefield CC and Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Goodall

Played as the Goodall Palm Beach Round Robin.

1940
America
277 (-11)
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North & South Open (March 19-21). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old wire-to-wire winner Ben Hogan (USA), who won his first individual PGA Tour title. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

1938
America
+17
$550
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

+17

Prize money

$550

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Four-Ball (Sept 1-4; 126-hole round-robin match play event with eight two-man teams. The teams scored +1 for each hole they won and -1 for each hole they lost during the seven rounds played). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) & Sam Snead (USA) finished 15 pts behind the winning team of Ben Hogan (USA) & Vic Ghezzi (USA), who won $550 each. Hogan & Ghezzi's medal score of 458 set a new record of 53-under-par for a seven round best-ball event. Hogan recorded his first win as a professional. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

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