The 25 Best Short Athletes of All Time

19. Ben Hogan

Height And Sport: 5'9", Golf
Accolades: 1974 World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee, 4x PGA Player of the Year, 3x Vardon Trophy Winner, 1953, AP Male Athlete of the Year, 5x PGA Tour Leading Money Winner

After an absolutely amazing 1948 in which he won 10 tournaments (including two majors), it seemed like Hogan was poised to go to a level never before seen on the course. However, he and his wife were involved in a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus, which left Hogan with massive internal injuries and several lifelong problems. It's a testament to his toughness that not only did he recover sufficiently to live a normal life, but indeed he won 12 tournaments overall and six of his major titles after the accident. Nevertheless, he was forced to retire in 1951 due to his physical problems, leading to one of the greatest "what ifs" in sports history.

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