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SUBJECT: BEN HOGAN
Joan Flynn Dreyspool
June 20, 1955
In an unusually frank interview, golf's silent man discusses his own career, his future, and the changes that are taking place in tournament competition
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June 20, 1955

Subject: Ben Hogan

In an unusually frank interview, golf's silent man discusses his own career, his future, and the changes that are taking place in tournament competition

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"Better control."

"Will you ever play in the British Open again?"

"Nope!"

Another pro came over and admired Hogan's shining new clubs. They bore Hogan's own name as manufacturer. Hogan beamed.

"How about posing for a picture with me, Ben?"

"Sure," Hogan told the pro.

Then the pro snapped Hogan's picture alone. "That's good," he said. "You looked real mean."

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?"

"No." 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.

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