Ben Hogan wins the 17th Masters Tournament with a record score of 14-under par 274, beating Ed "Porky" Oliver by five shots, a scoring record that would stand for 12 years until broken by Jack Nicklaus' 17-under 271 in 1965 (Hogan pictured here with Bobby Jones). Hogan's second Masters and seventh major title marked the beginning of an extraordinary year, in which he played only seven Tour events, winning five of them.
In June he would win the US Open by 6 shots, and in July he won the Open Championship by 4 shots, claiming the first three legs of what was not yet called "The Grand Slam". Hogan was prevented from attempting to win the PGA Championship because the dates and the time required to travel back to America made it impossible to compete in both the PGA and The Open. He remains today the only man to have won the first three majors of the year (Tiger Woods won the last three in 2000, followed by the 2001 Masters), and they were his final three major victories.