Hogan Among 17 American Entrants in British Open, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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Hogan Among 17 American Entrants in British Open ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, June 15 UP. — Ben Hogan, shooting for the "Big Double" for the first time in his career, tops the list of 17 Americans entered in the British Open golf championship starting July 6, the draw today revealed. Winner of the U. S. Open, Bantam Ben will be playing in the wake of Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen, the only two Americans ever to win the British and U. S. titles in the same year. Jones did it twice, in 1926 and 1930; Sarazen did it in 1932. Sarazen himself is another of the American entries .in the tournament. Other name golfers crossing the Atlantic are Lloyd Mangrum, Ed Oliver, George Fazio, Johnny Bulla, Harvie Ward and Frank Stranahan. The prize money has been upped to 2,500 pounds ,000 with 500 pounds ,400 for the winner. This is a piddling amount compared to American tournaments, which carry 0,000 to 15,000 in prize money almost every week. But the prestige is great for the winner over Scotlands rugged and wind-whipped courses. A total of 159 professionals and 37 amateurs from Britain, and 36 foreigners are scheduled to tee off in the tournament. Seven former champions will be in the field — Locke, Sarazen,-three-time winner Henry Cotton, Max Faulkner, Fred Daly, Richard Burton, Alf Padgham, and Arthur Havers.

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