Walter Hagen

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Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 – October 6, 1969) was an American professional golfer and a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of 11 professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14). Hagen won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open, and won the Claret Jug three more times. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (all in match play), and the Western Open five times when it had near-major championship status. Hagen totaled 45 PGA wins in his career, and was a six-time Ryder Cup captain. The Masters Tournament, the newest major, was established in 1934, after his prime.

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Walter Hagen #Art #Beauty #Romantic

Photo of Walter Hagen It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
Walter Hagen #Respect

Photo of Walter Hagen There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.