Ben Hogan wins 82nd Open at Carnoustie Links in 1953 in what would be his only appearance.


The legend of Ben Hogan was already secure by the time The Open of 1953 rolled around – the eight major titles won both before and after a horrific car accident that left him nearly dead in 1949 made sure of that. But the way he crossed the pond to compete on British soil for the first time, and left with the Claret Jug in tow, was the icing on the cake of an incredible career.

The all-conquering American had already claimed the Masters and US Open titles in 1953, yet Carnoustie and The 82nd Open that July promised to be a different challenge altogether.

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