The 1953 Open Championship was held at Carnoustie and was the first time American golfer Ben Hogan had played in Great Britain. Hogan went on to win the event with a par at the 17th and a birdie at the 18th to set a new course record of 68. His total of 282 was four shots ahead of the rest of the field. Dubbed "the wee ice man" by the locals, Hogan was always the consummate professional, never showing emotion on the course or suffering from distraction. His unwavering focus and ability to place the ball precisely where he intended contributed to the almost eerie presence he brought to the greens.
The win at Carnoustie was but a part of Hogan's spectacular 1953 season, in which he won five of the six tournaments he entered and the first three major championships of the year (a feat known as the "Hogan Slam").
This handsome piece contains:
- Trading card boldly signed by Hogan
- A "11 x 14" photo of Hogan from the 1953 Open Championship
- An engraved plate.
Framed Dimensions: 22.5" x 26"
Spence (JSA) or PSA/DNA Authenticated