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Ben Hogan is probably the best golfer in the history of the game, having won 63 PGA tournaments--third only to Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus. Hogan portrays the poignant and private life of this man who overcame...
Ben Hogan is probably the best golfer in the history of the game, having won 63 PGA tournaments--third only to Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus. Hogan portrays the poignant and private life of this man who overcame poverty, insanity, and a potentially fatal car crash to be the only man to win the U.S. Open, the British Open and the Masters in one year.
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Posted February 9, 2010
Ben Hogan is best described as a man of very few words, creating a mysterious persona. While Hogan was no doubt one of the greatest golfers to ever walk this earth, his bitter personality pushed fans and press away. Curt Sampson thoroughly sends the message that Ben Hogan pushed away almost everybody that came into his life. The book shows the personal side of this great athlete's life, a view the general public rarely sees. This factor makes the book so much more interesting, allowing the reader to see who Hogan truly was. Because Hogan did not help write this book, all facts and rumors cannot be verified. Readers are subject to Curt Sampson's view and interpretation of Hogan and his life. This book can be enjoyed by anyone, golf lover or not, as it describes the life of the golfer beyond the course.
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Posted October 22, 2007
The biography Hogan, written by Curt Sampson based on the legendary PGA tour pro Ben Hogan ,is an inspiring book . I got instantly hooked to this outstanding book, ¿A lot of pro golfers and legends of the sport would call him the best golfer of the 20th century.¿ (230, Alexander). Sampson writes about how much chance plays a role in an athletic competition, but if one has great fundamentals they will always give you an edge. While reading the epilogue, Sampson relates Hogan to Tiger Woods. Tiger had three major wins in one year that tied Hogan¿s similar accomplishment nearly fifty years ago. It explained how Tiger Woods success at golf is so similar to Hogan¿s. this winning golfer did not win simply off luck. Hogan was a perfectionist, that has a classic swing that many Americans try to copy. Because of his perfect obsession I think he worked so much harder than all other pro athletics then and even today. Also he achieved more from coming from a place where golfing was not known to becoming one of the best golfers of all time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 20, 2003
This biography is awesome, golfers and everyone else should read this book. Hogan's life is a truly inspiring story and is well told by the author with many great ancedotes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 1, 2009
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