Sarazen in 1922
Personal information Full name Eugenio Saraceni Nickname The Squire Born February 27, 1902 , U.S. Harrison, New York Died May 13, 1999 (aged 97) Naples, Florida Height 5 ft 5 in (166 cm) 1⁄ 2 Weight 162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st) Nationality United States Residence Brookfield, Connecticut Spouse Mary Sarazen (m. 1924–86, her death) Children Mary Ann, Gene Jr. Career Turned professional 1920 Former tour(s) PGA Tour Professional wins 49 Number of wins by tour PGA Tour 39 ( ) tied 11th all time Other 10 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 1996 Bob Jones Award 1992 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year 1932 Gene Sarazen ( /; February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) was an American  , one of the world's top players in the 1920s and 1930s, and the winner of seven professional golfer . He is one of five players (along with major championships , Ben Hogan , Gary Player , and Jack Nicklaus ) to win each of the four majors at least once, now known as the Tiger Woods : Career Grand Slam ( U.S. Open , 1922 ), 1932 ( PGA Championship , 1922 , 1923 ), 1933 ( The Open Championship ), 1932 and  ( Masters Tournament ). 1935
Eugenio in Saraceni , Harrison, New York his parents were poor  immigrants. Sicilian Sarazen began  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.