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Ben Hogan was Texas tough

Updated: June 3, 2005, 3:56 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

"[Ben Hogan] said there's three ways to beat somebody: You outwork them, you out-think them and then you intimidate them," says 1964 U.S. Open winner Ken Venturi.

Courage is a word too frequently used by sportswriters in glamorizing an athlete's performance. But courage is not hitting a game-winning homer in the ninth inning or sinking a tournament-winning birdie putt on the 72nd hole. Courage is throwing yourself across the passenger seat to shield your wife as an out-of-control ...

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