Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen
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Sarazen with the PGA Championship trophy
Personal information
Full name Eugenio Saraceni
Nickname The Squire
Born (1902-02-27)February 27, 1902
Harrison, New York, U.S.
Died May 13, 1999(1999-05-13) (aged 97)
Naples, Florida
Height 5 ft 5 12 in (1.66 m)
Weight 162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)
Nationality   United States
Spouse Mary Sarazen
(m. 1924–86, her death)
Children Mary Ann, Gene Jr.
Turned professional 1920
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 48
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 39 ( tied 11th all time)
Other 9
Best results in major championships
(wins: 7)
Masters Tournament Won: 1935
U.S. Open Won: 1922, 1932
The Open Championship Won: 1932
PGA Championship Won: 1922, 1923, 1933
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974 (member page)
PGA Tour Lifetime
Achievement Award
Bob Jones Award 1992
Associated Press
Male Athlete of the Year

Gene Sarazen ( n/; [1] February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) was an American professional golfer, one of the world's top players in the 1920s and 1930s, and the winner of seven major championships. He is one of five players (along with Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods) to win each of the four majors at least once, now known as the Career Grand Slam: U.S. Open ( 1922, 1932), PGA Championship ( 1922, 1923, 1933), The Open Championship ( 1932), [2] and Masters Tournament ( 1935).

Early life

Born as Eugenio Saraceni in Harrison, New York, [3] his parents were poor Sicilian immigrants. [4] Sarazen began caddying at age ten at local golf clubs, took up golf himself, and gradually developed his skills; he was essentially self-taught. Somewhat novel at the time, he used the interlocking grip to hold the club.

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