Ben Hogan is fourth all-time in Major Championships won with nine.
Ben was the son of a blacksmith, Chester Hogan, and seamstress Clara Hogan.
In 1953 The Ben Hogan Golf Company opened, selling Ben Hogan golf clubs to the public.
He was a four-time PGA tour Player of the Year.
Ben was 5'7".
In 292 career PGA Tour events Ben finished in the top 3 of those events 47.6% of the time.
On March 16, 2008 Tiger Woods tied Ben Hogan for third most PGA Tour wins in history.
Ben did not wear a golf glove when he practiced and played.
Because of his small frame he got the nickname "Bantam."
During his career he weighed 140 pounds.
In 1953 the term the "Hogan Slam" was created when Ben Hogan won the first three majors of the season.
Hogan and his wife, Valerie, survived a near fatal crash, after a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus on a fog-shrouded bridge east of Van Horn, Texas on February 2, 1949.
He served in World War II in the middle of his career in the early forties.
Ben got his nickname the Ice Man after his British Open win at Scotland's Carnoustie Golf Course in 1953.
He caddied during his teens with a later rival and fellow legend, Byron Nelson.
He began Caddying at the age of 11 at Glen Garden Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ben was born within six months of two of the greatest golfers in history, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson.
Ben Hogan was named the 38th best athlete of all-time by SportsCentury.