Ben Hogen

04 Apr 1946, Augusta, Georgia, USA — Original caption: Two of the nation’s top golfers, Byron Nelson (l) and Ben Hogan, tour the Augusta National Golf Course in their last practice session before the start of the Augusta Masters Tournament. Nelson, who lost to Hogan in a recent exhibition match at Atlanta because of his poor putting, watches Hogan practice his putting technique. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

07 Jun 1950, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA — Original caption: Putting here is Texas’ Ben Hogan, one of the contestants in the 50th U.S. Open Championship, which gets underway at the Merion Golf Club tomorrow. He has been staging a fine comeback since his near-fatal accident more than a year ago. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS