Long before Tiger Woods grabbed media attention for his indiscretions rather than his sport, there was a golfer who brought about many changes in the game. William Ben Hogan (1919-1997) remains today as one of the greatest golfers in the world. He is one of the great fives who have won all four golfing championships. His inspirational life is why his quotes remain relevant even today.
"If you cant out play them, Outwork them"
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
Even though Hogan won 63 major golf tournaments his career was interrupted twice. World War II interrupted his career in his prime. A head on collision with a Greyhound bus, where he threw himself in front of his wife to protect her, was a life threatening incident. The doctors were sure that Hogan would have to give up his career in golf, but he persevered and proved the doctors wrong. Even after the accident that threatened to ruin his career, Hogan managed to return to golf and add to his list of achievements. No wonders, Ben Hogan quotes are often repeated as a dose of motivation for anybody dejected with life