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Army segregation ended by President Truman

1948


Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan of the Hershey (Pa.) Country Club, was again a favorite as he had been for some years, and this time he won exactly as expected at the Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles. His score of 67-72-68-69-276 was five below Ralph Guldahl's record for the Championship and eight below par, another record in itself. Jimmy Demaret with 278 and Jim Turnesa with 280 also were under the old Championship record in finishing two-three, and altogether five players were under par. The entry record rose again to 1,411.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 22

Best Finish - Winner 1948, '50, '51, '53

Rds - 84

Cuts Made - 19

Top 3 - 8

Top 5 - 10

Top 10 - 15

Top 25 - 17

Avg. - 72.43

Scores In 60s - 15

Rds Under Par - 19

Earnings - $33,051.66