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Golfing Great Ben Hogan Dies at 84 – NEW YORK — Ben Hogan



NEW YORK — Ben Hogan, known for his stone-face and white hat, a survivor of a crippling car crash, and a man who went on to become one of the greatest golfers ever, died today. He was 84.

The exact cause of Hogan’s death has yet to be determined. His secretary, Pat Martin, said that Hogan had colon cancer surgery two years ago and suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Ben Hogan died at his home in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 1967, people knew they were witnessing the last great round of golf, by possibly the greatest golfer ever, and as he shuffled along, passing thousands of fans at the third round of the 1967 Masters, the crowd broke into a thunderous ovation 100 yards from the flag.

More than his nine major championship victories, more than the 30 tournaments he won from 1946 to 1948, more than sweeping the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in 1953, more than coming back from the a crippling car accident that nearly took his life, that particular Masters personified what made Hogan special.

Hogan, just short of his 55th birthday, considerably past his prime and 14 years since his last major championship shot a 66 in the third round of the Masters, finishing the back nine with a brilliant 30.

Ben Hogan at the 1951
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“I think I played the best nine holes of my life on those holes,” Hogan said years later. “I don’t think I came close to missing a shot.”

Despite the fact that he would never be challenged again in a tournament, Hogan was once again tempting perfection.

“Ben Hogan personified golf for many of us,” said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem. “Perhaps no other player had the same impact on the way people approached playing the game.”

Hogan’s lifetime records alone argue well for his greatness — 63 victories, nine major championships, four U.S. Open titles, the career Grand Slam and the only person to win three professional Grand Slam events in a single season.

Hogan, at times, was considered a single-minded, surly man driven to master the game.

He had a difficult childhood, born in rural Dublin, Texas, on Aug. 13, 1912, and was 9 years old and in the room when his blacksmith father, Chester, committed suicide with a .45-caliber pistol.

After his father’s death, his mother, Clara, moved the family to Fort Worth where Hogan discovered golf as a caddie at Glen Garden Country Club at the age of 15. He lost the caddie championship in a playoff to another boy his age named Byron Nelson.

Hogan turned pro when he was 17 and joined the tour full time at the age of 19 in 1931 where he came close to bankruptcy several times until he won his first tournament at the Hershey Four-Ball in 1938, beginning one of the most dominating careers in golf.

Hogan’s mastery of the game took time. After years of fighting a severe right-to-left hook, Hogan finally decided to change his tactic with a controlled left-to-right game and started winning regularly at age 28. By the time Hogan reached 33, he had emerged as the greatest player in the world.

From the time of his discharge from the Army in August 1945 — just after his 33rd birthday — until the head-on car crash with a bus on Feb. 2, 1949, that almost killed him, Hogan won an astounding 37 tournaments, including two PGA Championships and a U.S. Open.

That achievement alone would have made him ninth on the all-time list.

Beginning with his breakthrough major at the 1946 PGA Championship and ending with his British Open triumph at Carnoustie in 1953, Hogan played in 16 major championships and won nine. He won six of the first nine majors he played after the accident.

Hogan never played in more than seven tournaments in a single season after the car wreck. His legs simply couldn’t take it. Yet he would win 13 more tournaments — including six major championships.

In the 1930s and ’40s spending hours on the practice range was unheard of. But a typical Hogan day would begin with breakfast, practice, lunch and then more practice.

“What has given him his edge over the field?” sportswriter Grantland Rice once wrote. “I’ve seen Hogan finish a hard morning round, grab a sandwich, and then go out for an hour’s practice before starting the afternoon round.”

Asked once if Nicklaus might have been the greatest player ever, Tommy Bolt, who played against Hogan, said: “I’ve seen Nicklaus watch Hogan practice. I’ve never seen Hogan watch Nicklaus practice.”

While Hogan was known for his solitary dedication to the game of golf, it was his selfless effort to save his wife, Valerie, when their car collided with the bus that saved both of them.

Hogan, then 36, would have died from the accident had he not thrown himself across Valerie’s lap. He was left with shattered legs and almost died a few weeks later when blood clots formed in his left leg.

But Hogan returned to competitive golf less than a year later, losing the 1950 Los Angeles Open in a playoff to Sam Snead. He never played without pain again.

“His heart was simply not big enough to carry his legs any longer,” Rice, playing himself, said about the L.A. Open playoff in the Hogan biographical film Follow the Sun, starring Glenn Ford.

Hogan took the U.S. Open a mere 16 months after the accident, finishing the grueling 36-hole final day at Merion with his legs, bandaged from ankle to thigh, throbbing in pain, and then winning a playoff with Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio the next day.

Hogan’s final-round 67 in the 1951 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Mich., is regarded by many golf historians as one of the greatest rounds ever.

There was only one other sub-par round during the 72 holes of competition and the course played to an average score of 77.

“I’m glad I brought this course — this monster — to its knees,” Hogan said afterward.

By the mid-1950s Hogan had lost all confidence in his putting. Weakened by age — because of the accident he was an old 41 when he won the triple in 1953 — and with sight in his left eye diminished because of the wreck, Hogan never again had touch on the greens, costing him several more major championships.

He finished second in the Masters in ’54 and ’55 and was runner-up in the U.S. Open in ’55 and ’56.

Hogan’s last victory was the 1959 Colonial. In 1960, Hogan was tied for the lead in the U.S. Open until, gambling for the pin, he hit a ball that spun backward off the green and into the water on the next-to-last hole.

The tournament was won by Arnold Palmer with 20-year-old Nicklaus finishing second. Hogan had passed the title of Greatest in the Game to a new generation.

He never played on the Senior tour. It would have been too much of a step down for a man whose only standard for the game was greatness.

Hogan will be remembered for many things, the stoic stare, the deliberate concentration, cigarette to his lips, the perfect, repeating swing time after time, the silent shuffle from shot to shot were images that will remain forever in the mind of anyone who saw him play the game he tried to perfect.

Hogan will also be remembered for his ability to deliver a line that reflected his intensity, such as when the runner-up of the 1951 U.S. Open congratulated him on his win and he replied, “Thanks. Where did you finish?”

He is survived by his wife of 62 years.

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Rajya Sabha Election: Will Mahavikas Aghadi’s Fourth Candidate Get Elected? jayant…




Rajya Sabha Election: Will Mahavikas Aghadi’s Fourth Candidate Get Elected? Jayant Patil gave a great answer, he said

Talks with independents are taking place at various levels. We will be informed about this in due course, said Jayant Patil.

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Jayant Patil (archived photos)

The Mahavikas Aghadi is not in trouble. The Mahavikas front has a majority. Therefore, the fourth candidate from the alliance will win with good votes, said Jayant Patil, NCP state chairman and minister of water resources. Following a meeting with NCP Chairman Sharad Pawar at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan today, Jayant Patil interacted with the media. He this time he made the above statement.

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“Discussions are taking place with independents at various levels. You will be notified in due course. People get angry at different times for different reasons. But the Samajwadi Party has stood against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. So Therefore, they will support the Mahavikas Aghadi government,” said Jayant Patil.

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“She is fine. This has all started so that all MLAs are in Mumbai and available to vote due to Corona. Votes need to be shown, so it is not about kidnapping anyone,” said Jayant Patil.

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BJP will try to form a front. These elections were supposed to be uncontested. The candidate who is in the electoral arena; No need to blame him for trying to get votes. But originally, the Mahavikas Aghadi government was initially supported by 170 MLAs, so all the candidates will be elected,” said Jayant Patil.

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“Today, all members of the Legislative Assembly have received instructions from Mahavikas Aghadi. Most of the MLAs have arrived in Mumbai. Jayant Patil also said that this meeting was for all of them. Meanwhile, discussions are underway for the Legislative Council and we have two seats and it is being discussed for two seats Jayant Patil clarified that his decision will be announced in due course.

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Maharashtra HSC Result 2022: Class XII results to be announced tomorrow; ‘As a’ …




Maharashtra HSC Result 2022: Class XII results to be announced tomorrow; See result ‘Asa’

Maharashtra Result 12 2022: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will release the class 12 results tomorrow.

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Maharashtra HSC Result 2022 Date & Time: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will soon announce the results of Class XII on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. The results will be announced at 4 p.m. Candidates must check the official website of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education for the latest information on the results.

The Maharashtra HSC results were expected to be released on the website on June 10, 2022. But the board has issued official notification that the results will be announced tomorrow June 8.

You can view the results by logging into this website:


Check the results of ‘Asa’

  • To view the Maharashtra Board results, first visit the official website of MSBSHSE or or
  • On the home page, click on the MSBSHSE 12th Result 2022 link, the link will be activated as soon as the result is announced.
  • Enter your registration number and date of birth, enter the captcha and click submit.
  • Your result will appear on your screen, you can download and save it to your desktop below.

Around 14 lakh students sit HSC exams in Maharashtra every year. Last year Maharashtra Board canceled board exams 10 and 12 due to corona virus. The students were approved on the basis of the internal evaluation and the test. However, the board exams were held like every year, so the students are eagerly awaiting the results.

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Did the Bishnoi Gang threaten Salman Khan? After the chief’s consultation, Delhi…




Did the Bishnoi Gang threaten Salman Khan? Important information provided by the Delhi Police after Mhorakya’s interrogation!

Who exactly threatened Salman Khan? The Mumbai Police are investigating in this regard and new information has come to light in the investigation by the Delhi Police.

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Salman Khan threatened by Lawrence Bishnoi Gang? (Photo – PTI)

Mumbai police have launched an investigation after receiving death threats against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan. The State Department of Home Affairs has also taken note of this and the Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Vishwas Nangre Patil, has provided detailed information to the Home Minister in this regard. The Department of the Interior suspects that Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang was involved in the threat. In this context, the Delhi Police has given important information in this regard after interrogating the leader of this gang, Lawrence Bishnoi, in prison.

Salman threatens Sidhu Musewala

On June 5, Salim Khan received a threatening letter in his backyard. The letter threatened to “do the same to Salman Khan and Sidhu Musewala”. A complaint has been filed with the Bandra police and a case has been registered against an unidentified person. In this context, Nangre-Patil informed the Minister of the Interior, Dilip Walse Patil, about the investigation of this case and other important information. The Home Office has also said Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang is suspected of being behind the threat to Salman Khan.

Reiki from Salman’s house before sending a threatening letter; Vishwas Nangre Patil arrives to meet the Minister of the Interior

Meanwhile, while all these activities were going on in Mumbai, the Delhi police questioned Lawrence Bishnoi, the leader of the Bishnoi gang, who was serving his sentence in jail. When he asked Lawrence about the threat to Salman Khan, Lawrence told him that he had nothing to do with it. The Delhi Police has given this information, according to a tweet from ANI.

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“I have no idea”

Law enforcement suspects that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was involved in the murder of Sidhu Musewala. The Bishnoi gang had previously threatened to kill Salman Khan in an antelope poaching case. However, Lawrence Bishnoi’s statement that “I don’t know who threatened Salman Khan” has added to the mystery. Who exactly threatened Salman Khan? The Mumbai police is conducting a thorough investigation into it.

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