Sport: Big Ben

Averaging 70.3 strokes per round in 172 rounds of tournament golf is a feat Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen and every other fairway immortal would be proud to have accomplished. The golfer who has chalked up this incredible record is little Ben Hogan, a Texas-bred 135-pounder.

Last week, when some 200 of America's career golfers holed out for 1941, little Ben was awarded the Harry Vardon Trophy (which goes to the most consistent winner of the year) for the second year in a row. His tournament winnings for 1941 totaled $18,358, approximately $1,000 short of the all-time record set by Sam Snead three...

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