Sport: No. I

Steady Ben Hogan, who weighs a mere 137 Ibs., is golf's little wonder. Since the middle of May, he has played in a dozen tournaments, winning nine of them (including the lustrous U.S. Open and the P.G.A.). His average of 69.31 strokes for 76 rounds makes him the likely winner of the Vardon Trophy. He is also the P.G.A.'s top moneymaker, with $32,112 in official prizes. Last week, the P.G.A. announced that radio and press writers, with hardly a moment's hesitation, had voted Hogan "golfer-of-the-year."


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