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Walter Hagen Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

WALTER HAGEN
Born: December 21, 1892 in Rochester, New York
Died: October 5, 1969 in Traverse City, Michigan
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Walter Hagen (1892-1969) won  two U.S. Opens (1914, 1919), four British Opens (1922, 1924, 1928-1929), five PGA Championships (1921, 1924-1927) and five Western Opens. Only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have won more major tournaments. A six-time U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, he retired with 40 PGA wins. When Hagen began play, many golf clubs did not allow professionals to enter by the front door. Hagen significantly enhanced the status of golf pros, probably becoming the first to person to earn a million in any sport. Hagen is portrayed by Bruce McGill in the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance.
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1922 Fore! (in person), 1928 Green Grass Widows (in person), 1940 Swing with Bing (in person), 1930 Match Play (in person), 1924 The National Rash (in person), 1954 When Sports Were King (Other)

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