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THE MASTER

"Ugh," they called him. Or "Little Ice Water" or "Blazing Ben" or "the Hawk." Ben Hogan had almost as many nicknames as he did victories in golf's major...

Sport: Little Ice Water

(See Cover) Most of the nation's 3,000,000 golfers were in hibernation. Last week, except for a burst of New Year's Eve celebrating, country clubs from Maine...

Sport: Ben's Finest Round

Even before the National Open tournament got under way last week, the nation's top golfers—and some of the best from abroad—were grousing about the rugged rough,...

Sport: Down Hogan's Alley

At St. Louis last month, with the Professional Golfers' Association championship in his grasp, Ben Hogan found the grind just about too hard to take. "I want to...

Sport: The Comer

Two days before the Western Open, Ben Hogan played a practice round at Buffalo's Brookfield Country Club. After measuring the power of the opposition, and his...

People: Young Ideas

After a decade of giving her top billing in his movies, Herbert ("Papa") Yates, 72-year-old president of Republic Pictures, signed a new contract with his...

A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 24, 1949

When TIME'S Sport editor Marshall Smith flew to Fort Worth, Texas to get Ben Hogan's story for the first golf cover TIME has run in ten years,* he found that...

Sport: Sam & the Little Man

On a golf course Samuel Jackson Snead, 37, professes to be afraid of three things: lightning, a downhill putt and Ben Hogan. Last week, as he slouched on to the...

Sport: The Last Big One

Texas' Ben Hogan had won all but one of golf's top prizes in the most spectacular career since that of Bobby Jones. The one that eluded Ben nine times in the...

Sport: The Wee Ice Mon

"These greens are awful," Ben Hogan told his new Scottish friends. "It's like putting on glue. I've got a lawnmower back in Texas. I'll send it over to you."...

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