AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Walter Hagen

Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen in 1914
Personal information
NameWalter Hagen
Full nameWalter Charles Hagen
NicknameSir Walter, The Haig
Height1.8 m (5 ft 10.5 in)
Weight185 lb (83.9 kg ; 13.2 st)
NationalityUnited States
Turned professional1912
Former toursPGA Tour
Professional wins52
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour45 (8th all time)
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1936
U.S. OpenWon: 1914, 1919
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1914, 1919
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927
Achievements and awards
Hall of Fame1974

     Home | Golf | Walter Hagen

Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 � October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of eleven professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14). He won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open, which he went on to win four times in total. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (1921, '24 � '27), and the Western Open five times when it had near major championship status. Hagen totaled 45 PGA wins in his career, and was a six-time Ryder Cup captain.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260