Gene Saracen

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Gene Saracen
Gene Saracen
Full name Eugenio Saraceni
Date of birth February 27, 1902
place of birth Harrison , New York
size 1.66 m
Weight 73 kg
nationality United StatesUnited States United States
Nickname The Squire
Died May 13, 1999
Place of death Naples , Florida
Professional since 1920
Tournament wins as a professional 41
PGA tournament victories 39
PGA Major Wins (7)
US Open Victory in 1922, 1932
PGA Championship Victory in 1922, 1923, 1932
The Open Championship Victory in 1932
The Masters Victory in 1935
Other LPGA victories (32)
Southern (Spring) Open Victory in 1922
Metropolitan Open Victory in 1925, 1927
Miami Open Victory in 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Long Island Open Victory in 1927, 1935
Miami Beach Open Victory in 1928, 1929
Nassau Bahamas Open Victory in 1928
Metropolitan PGA Victory in 1928
Agua Caliente Open Victory 1930
Florida West Coast Open Victory 1930, 1931, 1937
Concord Country Club Open Victory 1930
United States Pro Invitational Victory 1930
Western Open Victory 1930
Lannin Memorial Tournament Victory 1930, 1931
Middle Atlantic Open Victory 1930
La Gorce Open Victory in 1931
True Temper Open Victory in 1932
Coral Gables Open Invitational Victory in 1932
Massachusetts Open Victory in 1935
Chicago Open Victory in 1937
Lake Placid Open Victory in 1938
Miami Biltmore International Four-Ball (with Ben Hogan ) Victory in 1941
Associated Press Athlete of the Year 1932
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974
Old Tom Morris Award 1988
Bob Jones Award 1992
PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award 1996

Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni ; born February 27, 1902 in Harrison , New York , † May 13, 1999 in Naples , Florida ) was a legendary American professional golfer . He is one of the few golfers who were able to achieve a career Grand Slam , i.e. who have won all four majors in the course of their careers.

His major record includes wins at two US Open (1922 and 1932), three PGA Championship (1922, 1923 and 1933), one Open Championship (1932) and one Masters (1935). All in all, Sarazen won 39 tournaments on the PGA TOUR .

In 1935 he succeeded at the Masters " The shot heard 'round the world ". It was in the final round on the 15th hole, a par 5, where Sarazen was able to pocket his second shot with a 4-wood from about 200 meters. This albatross finally helped him into the playoff against Craig Wood, which Saracen finished victorious.

Gene Sarazen designed the modern Sand Wedge in 1930 and called it sand iron at the time .

After finishing his career and until 1999, shortly before his death, he made the honor tee at the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club together with two other golf legends, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson .

PGA Tour victories

  • 1922 (3) Southern (Spring) Open, US Open , PGA Championship
  • 1923 (1) PGA Championship
  • 1925 (1) Metropolitan Open
  • 1926 (1) Miami Open
  • 1927 (3) Long Island Open, Miami Open, Metropolitan PGA
  • 1928 (4) Miami Beach Open, Miami Open, Nassau Bahamas Open, Metropolitan PGA
  • 1929 (2) Miami Open, Miami Beach Open
  • 1930 (8) Miami Open, Agua Caliente Open, Florida West Coast Open, Concord Country Club Open, United States Pro Invitational, Western Open, Lannin Memorial Tournament, Middle Atlantic Open
  • 1931 (3) Florida West Coast Open, La Gorce Open, Lannin Memorial Tournament
  • 1932 (4) True Temper Open, Coral Gables Open Invitational, US Open , The Open Championship
  • 1933 (1) PGA Championship
  • 1935 (3) The Masters , Massachusetts Open, Long Island Open
  • 1937 (2) Florida West Coast Open, Chicago Open
  • 1938 (1) Lake Placid Open
  • 1941 (1) Miami Biltmore International Four-Ball (with Ben Hogan )

Major championships are in bold .


See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Gene Sarazen in the English language Wikipedia
  2. World Golf Hall of Fame: Gene Sarazen ( Memento of the original from November 10, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (engl.) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Official website of the World Golf Hall of Fame ( Memento of the original from January 5, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (engl.) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. GCSAA: Old Tom Morris Award (Eng.)