Chicago, 1942. Ridgemoor Country Club. Ben Hogan wins the Hale America National Open Championship.

http://www.usgamuseum.com/about_museum/news_events/news_article.aspx?newsid=216

The USGA should finally do the right thing, on the 70th anniversary of his victory. They should officially declare the event as the US Open of 1942.

There’s an argument that the medal awarded Hogan was not identical to the other Open medals. Nonsense…They created a Jack Nicklaus medal for the winners of US Opens from 2012 onward. Does that mean these winners don’t have Opens on their resumes?

It was the “National Open”. Admit it USGA.

Back in the “good old days”, they routinely referred to the US Open as the “National Open”.

Congratulations to Mr. Hogan… the only Five-Time Winner of the “National Open”.

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