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With career slam in sight, McIlroy embraces role as top player

...opportunities. Byron Nelson played the British Open only twice, in 1937 and 1955, finishing fifth the first time. Walter Hagen held the PGA, U.S. and British Open trophies by age 29 in 1922, but he was 41 and past his prime when Augusta National...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/career-slam-sight-mcilroy-embraces-role-to
Throwback Thursday: Tiger's 2005 Masters win

...then heard the roar from Craig Wood's birdie on the final hole. "Well, Gene, that looks as if it's all over," Walter Hagen said to Sarazen. "Oh, I don't know," Sara zen replied. "They might go in from anywhere." One hole later...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/history/throwback-thursday-tigers-2005-masters-
'Spieth era' begins in golf after Masters Tournament victory

...Spieth-frenzy" is a perfectly rational reaction to what he's done already. He's only 16 days older than Walter Hagen was when he won the first of his 11 majors at the 1914 U.S. Open.Let's put it this way, of the nine guys not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-04-16/spieth-era-begins-golf-after
Throwback Thursday: Sarazen wins 1935 Masters

...he heard the roar from Craig Wood's birdie on the final hole."Well, Gene, that looks as if it's all over," Walter Hagen said to Sarazen, according to Keeler's report.The Squire, though, was not giving up."Oh, I don't know...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/throwback-thursday-sarazen-wins-1935-maste
On the fringe: Laura Davies shares history with Hagen

It's too bad Laura Davies and Walter Hagen lived 70 years apart. They likely would have hit it...I'll go into it thinking about winning." Like Walter Hagen, all Laura Davies wants is a chance. And if she is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/18/oth_224366.shtml
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Tiger Woods' injuries follow a troubling pattern

...litany: Bobby Jones retired at 28; Tom Watson and Byron Nelson never won another after 33; Arnold Palmer, 34; and Walter Hagen, 36. Gary Player won only one after 38 and Nick Faldo his last at 39. Ben Hogan was an outlier, winning into his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-04-01/tiger-woods-injuries-follow-
Portion of Sam Snead's trophies offered at auction

...Augusta National green jacket of co-founder Bobby Jones that fetched $310,000.Other high-end golf items were Walter Hagen's gold medal from his 1922 British Open win at Royal St. George's and Ralph Guldahl's gold medal from the 1939...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-07-11/portion-sam-sneads-trophies-
Prepping for British Open unlike any other major

...might explain why only the best players seem to win here ? Els, Nick Faldo twice, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Walter Hagen, Trevino.Snedeker tied the 36-hole record at the British Open last year at 130 ? the same score Faldo had at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-07-17/prepping-british-open-unlike
Lefty now missing peculiar 'Slam' puzzle piece

...British Open.Others with at least five majors never had the four modern majors at their full disposal - players like Walter Hagen, Harry Vardon, J.H. Taylor and James Braid. Bobby Jones created the Masters but, in effect, he was retired by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-07-22/lefty-now-missing-peculiar-s
1934: A look at how The Masters began

...a threat. He improved in the second round, shooting 2-over 74, but was eight strokes behind Smith.Paired with Walter Hagen for the third round, Jones shot even-par 72 but lost the head-to-head battle to Hagen's 70. The headline in...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/1934-look-how-masters-began