Gene Sarazen (of sound name of birth Eugene Saraceni ) (born the February 27th 1902 - deceased the May 13rd 1999) belonged to the five Golf eurs (with Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tiger Woods) has to have gained all the major championships during its career. It gained Open U.S. in 1922 and 1932, PGA Championship into 1922,1923 and 1933, the British Open in 1932 and the Masters in 1935.
It gained 39 tournaments of PGA and was allowed with the World Golf Hall off Famed in 1974. He was elected male athlete of the year in 1932 by the agency Associated Press, he was recorded member of World Golf Hall off Famed (1974) and gained first Life Time Achievement Award of the PGA Tour allotted in 1996.
He belonged to six American teams of Ryder Cup into 1927,1929,1931,1933,1935 and 1937.
He is the inventor of the modern Sand wedge which he used for the first time at British Open with Prince' S Golf Club (that he gained) in 1932. He called it iron for sand and its original club is always exposed to Prince' S Golf Club.
Sarazen struck in 1935 a blow which remains still today in annals of the golf like one of most famous of the history during Masters of 1935. At the time of the final turn, it struck by means of a wood 4 the 15th hole (one by 5), distant of 215 meters, a ball which finishes its race in the hole what was worth to him to obtain a albatross, extremely rare performance. This blow was going moreover to contribute to the victory which it was going to gain after a Play-off disputed against Craig Wood. He tells himself that at the moment when Sarazen makes a success of its Albatross, a check of USD: 1500, are the price allotted to the winner, had already been made out in the name of Craig Wood.
During many years after its retirement, Sarazen was a face familiar as an honorary choke of Master. By 1981 to 1999, it accompanied Byron Nelson and Sam Snead to give an official departure before each tournament of Master. It also popularized the play as a commentator on the show TV Wonderful World off Golf (the marvellous world of the golf).
In 1971, then 71 years age, Sarazen makes a success of one hole-in-a at the time of Open Championship.
In 1992, it received the Bobby Jones Award, highest distinction allotted by the Association of golf of the United States (United States Golf Association) in recognition of its sportivity.
- Biography of Sarazen Gene on the site of the Legends of the Golf
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