Ben won the '53 Colonial in a glide, by five strokes, with a score of 282. His finishing three-under 67 was sculpted in a high wind and gleamed as the tournament's low round. It was Ben's fourth victory in the tournament's eight years. Thus, Colonial had become even more of a "Hogan's Alley" than the Riviera Country Club, on which he had captured a U.S. Open and two L.A. Opens.