Walter Hagen (4 Open's, 2 US Open's, 5 USPGA, 5 Ryder Cup's, 6 x Ryder Cup Captain)
1892 - 1969
Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 – October 6, 1969) was an American professional golfer and a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of 11 professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14).
Hagen won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open, and won the Claret Jug three more times. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (all in match play), 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. The Masters Tournament, the newest major, was established in 1934, after his prime.
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ca. 1925. Fine example of all three Whitcombe brother's Reg, Ernest and Charles autograph's. Reg who won The Open.Reginald Arthur Whitcombe (10 April 1898 – 11 January 1957) was an English professional golfer.Whitcombe began his career at Came Down Golf Club in Dorset and served in the British armed forces.....
ca 1930. Nicely signed on the authors picture. Ernest Whitcombe the oldest of the three brothers. He was runner-up in the 1924 Open Championship, carding rounds of 77-70-77-78=302, and finished just one shot behind Walter Hagen. The excellent 70 in round two was the best score in a single round.....