The golfer Walter Hagen died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
One of golf’s greatest players who amassed an astonishing 11 major championships on his way to popularizing the sport.
He started caddying at an early age, using every free hour he had to practice.
He was the first golfer ever to sign an endorsement deal.
How did Walter Hagen die?
Hagen battled throat cancer for over four years and had several operations. Two years before his death, he was honored with a testimonial dinner in August 1967 in Traverse City, Michigan, attended by major champions Arnold Palmer and Cary Middlecoff.
"No one remembers who came in second."Walter Hagen
"My dear, did you ever stop to think what a wonderful bunker you would make?"Walter Hagen
"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."Walter Hagen
"It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art."Walter Hagen
"There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect."Walter Hagen