Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen
Gene Sarazen 1922.jpg
Sarazen in 1922
Personal information
Full nameEugenio Saraceni
NicknameThe Squire
Born(1902-02-27)February 27, 1902
Harrison, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 13, 1999(1999-05-13) (aged 97)
Naples, Florida
Height5 ft 5 12 in (1.66 m)
Weight162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)
Nationality United States
SpouseMary Sarazen
(m. 1924–86, her death)
ChildrenMary Ann, Gene Jr.
Career
Turned professional1920
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins48
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour39 (tied 11th all time)
Other9
Best results in major championships
(wins: 7)
Masters TournamentWon: 1935
U.S. OpenWon: 1922, 1932
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1932
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1922, 1923, 1933
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame1974 (member page)
PGA Tour Lifetime
Achievement Award
1996
Bob Jones Award1992
Associated Press
Male Athlete of the Year
1932

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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