Walter Hagen

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Birthday
21, 1892
Birthplace
Rochester, NY
Death Date
Oct 6, 1969 (76)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1892
Birthplace
Rochester, NY
Death Date
Oct 6, 1969 (76)

About

One of golf's greatest players who amassed an astonishing 11 major championships on his way to popularizing the sport.

Before Fame

He started caddying at an early age, using every free hour he had to practice.

Trivia

He was the first golfer ever to sign an endorsement deal.

Family Life

He came from a working-class family; his father worked as a blacksmith in a railcar shop.

Associated With

His major-championships record has been beaten by only a handful of players, including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.