On June 22, 1941 Ben teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win the Inverness Four-Ball Tournament
On June 22, 1941 Ben Hogan teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win the Inverness Four-Ball Tournament at the Inverness Country Club in Toledo, Ohio, earning $2,000. In this tournament, eight pairs of golfers played seven rounds over a span of five days against every other team. The team with the most winning holes won the tournament.
During the first round, former New York Yankee outfielder, Sam Byrd teamed with Johnny Bulla shot the best round of the day, a 64 against a 68 shot by Henry Picard and Johnny Revolta (the winners of this event the past two years) to finish in the lead with a Plus 3. Ben Hogan teamed with Jimmy Demaret and played even with Lloyd Mangrum and Harold “Jug’ McSpaden, both teams shooting 65’s. In other matches Ralph Guldahl and Ernie Harrison shot a 65 to defeat Clayton Heafner and Dick Metz to finish with Plus 1. Horton Smith and Lawson Little teamed up against Jimmy Thomson and Byron Nelson to win their match Plus 2. Inverness
Prior to the third round, Bulla demanded a “referee with a stop watch” to be on hand during his and his partner’s match with Guldahl and his partner. The hard feelings started during the Asheville Open in April when Bulla picked up and walked off the course, declaring the slow and deliberate play of Guldahl was too trying for him to put forth his best effort. “I’ll never play with him again as long as I live, even if I’m leading a tournament by nine strokes going into the last round.” Guldahl said regarding the incident, “Bulla hasn’t apologized to me for that trick at Asheville, but I’ll go ahead with the match.” The PGA Tournament Director, Fred Corcoran said, “I guess I’m stuck with the job of refereeing the match, but I’d rather have Jack Dempsey or Arthur Donovan in there in my place. Can you imagine me in there refereeing a match between two guys
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