1912: Where It All Started
1920: Fort Worth, Texas
1924: Start of a Career
1932: Nothing Comes Easy
1935: Wedding Bells
1940: First Professional Championship
In 1940, after years of struggling to find his way on the professional tour, Mr. Hogan finally breaks through with his first professional win at the 1940 North-South Open at Pinehurst.
1946: Year of Firsts
1946 was a year of firsts. Mr. Hogan won the inaugural Colonial Championship. He would go on to win five during his career. He also won his first major championship with his win at the PGA Championship in Portland.
1948: First US Open Championship
1948 was the first year that Mr. Hogan won two major championships in the same year. He won his first US Open at Riviera in L.A., and won the PGA Championship in St. Louis, MO.
1949: The Accident
1950: The Comeback
In 1950, Ben Hogan returned to competitive golf at the L.A. Open at Riviera following the accident. Later that year, he went on to win the US Open at Merion where he hit the iconic 1-iron shot that has been immortalized.
1951: Multiple Majors
In 1951, Mr. Hogan won his first Masters Tournament. He also repeated as US Open Champion. Later that year, the movie Follow The Sun starring Glenn Ford as Mr. Hogan, detailing Mr. Hogan’s comeback after his car wreck.
1953: Greatest Year
1953 was a big year, a great year, for Mr. Hogan. He won all three major championships he entered into. He won the Masters Tournament by 5-shots, he won the US Open by 6-shots, and the Open Championship by four. Mr. Hogan did not play in the PGA Championship, because it was held at the same time as the Open Championship. Winning these three majors in the same calendar year had never been done before, and has never been done since. In addition to all of his on-course success, in 1953, Mr. Hogan also founded the Ben Hogan Company.
1955: So Close...
1959: Wins Last of A Record 5 Colonial Championships
1967: Masters and Ryder Cup
In 1967, Mr. Hogan played in his last Masters Tournament, and also Captained the US Ryder Cup team. Team USA beat Team Great Britain by a score of 23.5 to 8.5.
1971: Professional Career Comes to a Close
1988: Hall of Fame Induction
Mr. Hogan was inducted into the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.