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The U.S. Open in the 1950s

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Ben Hogan, right, hugs his caddy, Dave Press, after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Birmingham, Mich. on June 16, 1951.

Ben Hogan his trophy after winning the 1950 U.S. Open Championship at Ardmore, Pa. on June 11, 1950. Standing beside him to the right is Jame D. Standish, Jr., president of the U.S. Golf Association, and Hogan's wife Valerie, left.
Ben Hogan hits out of a sand trap on the 12th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open at Ardmore, Pa. on June 10, 1950.
Ben Hogan, right, hugs his caddy, Dave Press, after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Birmingham, Mich. on June 16, 1951.
Julius Boros, left, is presented the trophy by Totten P. Heffelfinger, President of the U.S. Golf Association, after winning the 1952 U.S. Open Golf Championship, at Northwood Club in Dallas, Texas, on June 14, 1952. Boros put together rounds of 71, 71, 68, and 71 to post his winning 181 total.
Jack Fleck warms up before a playoff with Ben Hogan for the 1955 U.S. Open. Fleck shot a 69 to beat Hogan by three strokes in San Francisco.
Arnold Palmer, left, who shot a 67 in practice round for the 1956 U.S. Open Golf at Rochester, New York is shown with his caddy, Joe Cambisi after a round.
Tommy Bolt does an impromptu jig after sinking a putt on ninth green during the 1958 U.S. Open in Tulsa, Olka. Bolt would go on to win, he had a one stroke lead over Gary Player at that point.
Tommy Bolt waits for word that nobody had bettered his 283 score at the finish of the 1958 U.S. Open in Tulsa, Okla. Bolt would go on to be deemed the winner.
Gary Player plays his second on No. 3 at the 1958 U.S. Open Championship at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa, Okla. Player was 22 when he played in this tournament.
Golfers, from left to right, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Dr. Cary Middlecoff and Byron Nelson walk away from the second tee at the Olympic Club in practice round for the 1955 U.S. Open in San Francisco.
Ben Hogan, right, congratulates Jack Fleck, who beat Hogan by three strokes in an 18 hole playoff at the Olympic Club, Lake Course, in San Francisco, Ca., on June 19, 1955. The man in center, rear, is Isaac Grainer, president of the U.S. Golf Association.
Ben Hogan, right, congratulates Jack Fleck, who beat Hogan by three strokes in an 18 hole playoff at the Olympic Club, Lake Course, in San Francisco, Ca., on June 19, 1955. The man in center, rear, is Isaac Grainer, president of the U.S. Golf Association.
Ben Hogan is seen during the 1953 U.S. Open Championship in Oakmont, Pa.
Tommy Bolt lines up a putt on the 11th green during the U.S. Open at Winged Foot GC in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on June 11, 1959.

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