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Walter Hagen

Walter HagenAKA Walter Charles Hagen

Born: 21-Dec-1892
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Died: 5-Oct-1969
Location of death: Traverse City, MI
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, Southfield, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Golf

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Won 11 major championships

One of golf's first superstars. His record of winning 11 majors is exceeded only by Jack Nicklaus, with 18. First American to win the British Open, in 1922. He won it also in 1924, 1928 and 1929, the US Open in 1914 and 1919, and the PGA Championship in 1921, 1924 through 1927. Had the Master's Tournament existed during his playing years, his tally likely would have been higher.

Wife: Margaret (wife #1, one son)
Son: Walter Hagen, Jr.
Wife: Edna Strauss (wife #2, div. 1927)

    Winner, US Open 1914
    Winner, US Open 1919
    Winner, PGA Championship 1921
    Winner, British Open 1922
    Winner, British Open 1924
    Winner, PGA Championship 1924
    Winner, PGA Championship 1925
    Winner, PGA Championship 1926
    Winner, PGA Championship 1927
    Winner, British Open 1928
    Winner, British Open 1929
    World Golf Hall of Fame 1974

Author of books:
The Walter Hagen Story (1956, memoir)

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