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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
By United Press International

Els joins Fowler, Day, Dubuisson in WGC Match Play semifinals

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Ernie Els breezed past Jordan Spieth Saturday, joining Jason Day, Victor Dubuisson and Rickie Fowler in the WGC-Accenture Match Play semifinals.

Jordan Spieth downs defending champ Matt Kuchar in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jordan Spieth beat defending champion Matt Kuchar in a tough battle Friday, highlighting third-round play at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Defending champ Matt Kuchar advances in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar advanced but Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy were bounced from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday.

Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson head list of WGC match play winners

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar and top seeds Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy each advanced Wednesday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
By United Press International
Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner, despite narrowly missing his chance at golf history Friday, vaulted into a 2-shot lead at the midway point of the PGA Championship.
Jason Dufner sets course record at PGA Championship

Jason Dufner sets course record at PGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Webb Simpson tied the 71-year-old Oak Hill Country Club course record but held the mark for just a few hours before Jason Dufner set the record for himself.
Scott tied Furyk for PGA Championship lead

Scott tied Furyk for PGA Championship lead

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Adam Scott and Jim Furyk, each with late chances for a course record Thursday, share the lead after the first round of the 95th PGA Championship.
U.S. Open facing bad weather for opening round

U.S. Open facing bad weather for opening round

ARDMORE, Pa., June 12 (UPI) -- The oldest professional golf tournament in the nation returns to one of the sport's treasured sites Thursday for the playing of the 113th U.S. Open.

Ben Hogan's childhood home on endangered list

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- A Fort Worth, Texas, childhood home of golf legend Ben Hogan is included on a list of the city's most endangered places, a preservationist organization said.

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28 fans injured in fiery Daytona crash ... Mahan, Poulter, Day, Kuchar advance ... Nishikori, Lopez gain Memphis final ... Top-seed Berdych reaches Open 13 finals ... Sports news from United Press International.

Mahan, Poulter, Day, Kuchar advance

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hunter Mahan joined Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar and Jason Day in the semifinals of the World Golf Championship-Accenture Match Play Championship Saturday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
By United Press International

McIlroy, Westwood to meet in match play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy will take on Lee Westwood in one semifinal round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after each won quarterfinal matches Saturday.
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William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American golfer, and is generally considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. Born within six months of two other acknowledged golf greats of the twentieth century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is notable for his profound influence on the golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability, for which he remains renowned among players and fans.

Born in Stephenville, Texas, he was the third and youngest child of Chester and Clara (Williams) Hogan. His father was a blacksmith and the family lived ten miles southwest in Dublin until 1921, when they moved 70 miles (112 km) northeast to Fort Worth. In 1922, when Hogan was 9, his father Chester committed suicide at the family home via a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. By some accounts Chester committed suicide in front of him, which some (including Hogan biographer James Dodson) have cited as the cause of his introverted personality in later years.

Following his father's suicide, the family incurred financial difficulty and the children took jobs to help their seamstress mother make ends meet. Older brother Royal quit school at age fourteen to deliver office supplies by bicycle, and nine year-old Ben sold newspapers after school at the nearby train station. A tip from a friend led him to caddying at the age of eleven, at Glen Garden Country Club, a nine-hole course seven miles (11 km) to the south. One of his fellow caddies at Glen Garden was Byron Nelson, later a tour rival. The two would tie for the lead at the annual Christmas caddy tournament in December 1927, when both were fifteen. Nelson sank a thirty foot putt to tie on the ninth and final hole. Instead of sudden death, they played another nine holes; Nelson sank another substantial putt on the final green to win by a stroke.

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