Activities Sports & Athletics Ben Hogan's Amazing Record in the US Open Tournament Share PINTEREST Email Print Ben Hogan (pictured in 1956) was a 4-time winner of the US Open tournament. Joseph McKeown/Picture Post/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Golf Golf Tournaments Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated November 03, 2018 Ben Hogan played in the U.S. Open 22 times, the first time in 1934 and the last time in 1967. That's a span of 33 years, so why did Hogan play only 22 times? His career was interrupted twice, first by World War II, then by a terrible car crash. In the years after the car crash, Hogan played in pain from the lingering effects of the leg injuries he suffered in that crash. Hogan got off to a faltering start in U.S. Open play, missing the cut the first three times he played. But from 1940 through 1960, Hogan won four times and never finished outside the Top 10. He played only three times after 1960, including a final appearance in 1967 at age 54. Hogan's four victories occurred in these years: 1948 U.S. Open1950 U.S. Open1951 U.S. Open1953 U.S. Open When Hogan won his fourth Open in 1953, he was, at that time, only the third golfer to record four victories in a U.S. Open. Willie Anderson and Bobby Jones were the first. Jack Nicklaus later joined this select group of golfers. Hogan had chances to add a fifth title, including runner-up finishes in 1955 and 1956. Hogan's Yearly Finishes at the US Open Here are Ben Hogan's yearly results in the U.S. Open tournament: 1934: 79-79--158, missed cut1935: Did not play1936: 75-79--154, missed cut1937: Did not play1938: 77-79--156, missed cut1939: 76-74-78-80--308, tie 62nd1940: 70-73-74-73--290, tie 5th1941: 74-77-68-70--289, tie 3rd1942-45: No tournament1946: 72-68-73-72--285, tie 4th1947: 70-75-70-74--289, tie 6th1948: 67-72-68-69--276, win1949: Did not play1950: 72-69-72-74--287, win (won playoff)1951: 76-73-71-67--287, win1952: 69-69-74-74--286, 3rd1953: 67-72-73-71--283, win1954: 71-70-76-72--289, tie 6th1955: 72-73-72-70--287, 2nd (lost playoff)1956: 72-68-72-70--282, tie 2nd1957: Did not play1958: 75-73-75-71--294, tie 10th1959: 69-71-71-76--287, tie 8th1960: 75-67-69-73--284, tie 9th1961: 71-72-73-73--289, tie 14th1962-65: Did not play1966: 72-73-76-70--291, 12th1967: 72-72-76-72--292, tie 34th Hogan's US Open Playoffs Hogan was involved in two playoffs in U.S. Opens, winning one and losing one: 1950: Hogan (69) defeated Lloyd Mangrum (73) and George Fazio (75) in 18-hole playoff.1955: Lost 18-hole playoff to Jack Fleck, 72 to 69 Hogan finished 72 holes at the 1955 U.S. Open before Fleck did, and the score Hogan posted was so impressive to onlookers that everyone assumed he was the winner. He was even being congratulated by other golfers for becoming the first 5-time champ. But Fleck managed to tie Hogan in regulation, then, in one of the biggest upsets in golf history, Fleck beat Hogan in the playoff.