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Ben Hogan


1912 Born August 13 in Stephensville, Texas
1921 Hogan family moves to Fort Worth
1922 Hogan's father commits suicide
1930 Turns professional in February
1935 Marries Valerie Fox April 14
1938 Wins first professional tournament, the Hershey Four-Ball
1943 Drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in March
1945 Discharged from the military in August
1948 Wins first major tournaments
1949 Involved in near-fatal car accident
1951 Follow the Sun is released
1954 Founds Hogan Company
1971 Retires from competitive golf
1989 Ben Hogan Tour for aspiring professionals launched
1990 Hogan Award, honoring the top U.S. college golfer, first awarded
1997 Dies at his Fort Worth home July 25
1999 Room dedicated to Hogan opens at the USGA Museum

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