Ben Hogan, a native of Dublin, Texas who grew up in Fort Worth was voted the greatest professional golfer of the first half of the 20th Century. His 68 career tournament wins included nine major tournament titles: the U.S. Open (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953), Masters (1951, 1953), PGA Championship (1946, 1948) and the British Open in 1953, the only time he competed in it. His winning of golf's triple-crown in 1953 after recovering from a near fatal car accident ranks among the most sensational feats in sports history. As a result he was named the 1953 Professional Male Athlete of the Year. Hogan was a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1947 and 1951 and captained the team in 1953. Throughout his career, he won the Vardon Trophy three times, was leading money-winner five years, and was honored four times as player of the year. Hogan was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1970.