The Open countdown continues!

Will your favourite moment make it into our definitive list?

The Open countdown continues!

There’s less than two weeks to go, so every day in the run-up to the 150th Anniversary Open Championships at St Andrews GOLFmagic will be running the rule over some of our favourite ever moments from the famous competition.

Today, it's 1953 and a true legend of the game.

Ben Hogan spent years contemplating the golf swing. He had a range of theories and methods before finding the one that lead him to success.

He was addicted to practising and was once quoted as saying: “You hear stories about me beating my brains out practicing, but I was enjoying myself.

“I couldn't wait to get up in the morning, so I could hit balls.

“When I'm hitting the ball where I want, hard and crisply, it's a joy that very few people experience.”

But in 1949, at the age of 36, Hogan’s world came crashing down all around him when he was involved in a near fatal car accident.

He was left with a double-fracture of the pelvis, a fractured collar bone, a left ankle fracture, a chipped rib and near-fatal blood clots.

He would also suffer lifelong circulation problems and other physical limitations. His doctors said he might never walk again, let alone play golf competitively.

He left the hospital just 59 days after the accident, and went on to win six more Majors to add to the three he already had, culminating in Open Championships glory at Carnoustie.

Will your favourite make the cut? Keep reading GOLFmagic to find out!

Read yesterday's entry here.

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