1892 Birthday of Walter Hagen
two-time U.S. Open champion,No one did more for the modern professional golfer than Rochester, N.Y.’s Walter Hagen. A natural competitor and showman, Hagen was a pioneer of exhibition tours and appearance fees, which helped to elevate the status of professionals. He won 11 majors, including the 1914 and 1919 U.S. Opens, and had a remarkable 16 top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open in 22 career appearances.