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Ben Hogan

Ben HoganAKA William Benjamin Hogan

Born: 13-Aug-1912
Birthplace: Stephenville, TX [1]
Died: 25-Jul-1997
Location of death: Fort Worth, TX [2]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Golf

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Won 63 golf tournaments

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII, 1943-45)

[1] Stephenville Hospital, today with the mouthful of a name "Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville", WSW of Fort Worth. The Hogan family resided in Dublin, which is sometimes given as his location of birth.

[2] All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth, TX.

Father: Chester Hogan (blacksmith, b. 3-Feb-1885, d. 14-Feb-1922 suicide)
Mother: Clara Saphronia Williams (b. 14-Mar-1890, d. 3-Jan-1983)
Sister: Chester Princess Ditto (b. 25-Mar-1907, d. 14-Sep-1972)
Brother: Royal Dean Hogan (b. 16-Feb-1909, d. 18-Dec-1996)
Wife: Valerie Fox (m. 14-Apr-1935, until his death, d. 30-Jun-1999)

    High School: Central High School, Fort Worth, TX (dropped out)

    Winner, PGA Championship 1946
    Winner, US Open 1948
    Winner, PGA Championship 1948
    Winner, US Open 1950
    Winner, Masters Tournament 1951
    Winner, US Open 1951
    Winner, Masters Tournament 1953
    Winner, US Open 1953
    Winner, British Open 1953
    Vardon Trophy 1940
    Vardon Trophy 1941
    Vardon Trophy 1948
    Hickok Belt 1953
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1953
    Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1970
    Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
    Endorsement of Pan-American Coffee Bureau 1952
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram Paperboy
    Stroke 24-Jul-1997
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Colon Cancer, Alzheimer's

    The Caddy (10-Aug-1953) · Himself
    Follow the Sun (25-Apr-1951) · Himself

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