ever play in the British Open again?"
Another pro came
over and admired Hogan's shining new clubs. They bore Hogan's own name as
manufacturer. Hogan beamed.
posing for a picture with me, Ben?"
Hogan told the pro.
Then the pro
snapped Hogan's picture alone. "That's good," he said. "You looked
At this Hogan's
smile froze but he didn't say anything. The pro chose his next words awkwardly.
"The Mrs. and I would like to have you for dinner one night. If we asked
you, would you come?"
Hogan smiled as if he had said yes.
The pro left
hurriedly. Hogan explained, "I don't go out to dinner anymore unless the
people are very close friends. Otherwise I find although there's only supposed
to be another couple there, about 20 people show up and I spend the whole
evening answering questions.