Profile America — Monday, August 13th. When golfers talk about the greatest players, one of the names that always comes up is Ben Hogan, born on this date 100 years ago. Known for his dedication to practicing, and intensity on the course, he spent his early career fighting off poverty, once entering a tournament with 15 cents in his pocket. Hogan reached his highest level in the years following a near fatal head-on crash with a bus. He is one of only five players to win all four of golf's major tournaments — the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship. In his career, Hogan won a total of 64 PGA sponsored tournaments. In the U.S. each year, more than 22 million people enjoy playing golf. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
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