16 May '12, 2pm

Vivid memories of Hogan, Nelson

Vivid memories of Hogan, Nelson

Jeff Rude’s “I Hate To Be Rude” column appears on Golfweek.com, usually on Wednesday. Twenty years ago, in early 1992, your globetrotting correspondent sat in Ben Hogan’s office, sweating. There are worse places to sweat like Albert Brooks in “Broadcast News,” I suppose, but my moist palms didn’t feel that way at the time. Hogan, on the cusp of turning 80, had granted an interview, rare for him late in life, and there was some pressure involved because the allotted time was but 15 minutes. So your messenger, honored to have an audience with golf’s best ball-striker, went to great lengths to come up with some great questions, or so he mistakenly thought. Dusty memory recalls this: “What does a man who seemingly has everything want for his 80th birthday?” Hogan looked at me for about eight seconds, shook his head and said, “I can’t answer that question.” After some sort of g...

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