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The British Open in the 1950s

Photos from the British Open in the 1950s

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Robert DeVicenzo tees off during the 1950 British Open at Troon

Published on May 17, 2011

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U.S. Open golf champion Ben Hogan drives off at the 9th green, at Carnoustie, Scotland, during a practice hour prior to the start of the British Open Championship in July 1953.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Ben Hogan tees off on the 14th hole during the final day's play in the British Open golf championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, July 10, 1953.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Ben Hogan of the USA, puts in a practice round over the championship course at Carnoustie, Near Dundee, Scotland on July 4, 1953 for the British Open Golf Championship.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Ben Hogan is shown after chipping from rough grass during the British Open in 1953.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Ben Hogan holds his trophy after winning the British Open on July 10, 1953.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Peter Thomson, 28, of Australia, smiles as he holds the trophy after winning his fourth British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in Lancashire, England, on July 5, 1958.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Gary Player, 23-year-old South African, is shown kissing the winner's trophy that his 72-hole total of 284 got him at Muirfield, Scotland, July 3, 1959.

Published on May 17, 2011