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U.S. Open at the Riviera Country Club
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
In 1950, recovering from a near-fatal car accident, Hogan chose Riviera as the site of his comeback. That time, Snead exacted revenge by beating Hogan in a playoff.
The 1948 U.S. Open at Riviera, as Ben Hogan (putting) defeated a field that included Sam Snead (driving). Hogan was inextricably linked to Riviera. In 1932, he played his first tournament on the PGA Tour there, finishing 38th and earning $8.50. Hogan won the L.A. Open at Riviera in 1947 and 1948; coupled with his U.S. Open win, it's no surprise that Riviera has been dubbed "Hogan's Alley." Photo dated: June 16, 1948.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1944
Hogan, Ben,--1912-1997
Snead, Sam,--1912-2002
Riviera Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
U.S. Open (Golf tournament)
Country clubs--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)
Golf--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Golf courses--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)
Golfers--United States
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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