Gene Sarazen

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Birthday
27, 1902
Birthplace
Harrison, NY
Death Date
May 13, 1999 (97)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1902
Birthplace
Harrison, NY
Death Date
May 13, 1999 (97)

About

World Golf Hall of Fame member who won 39 PGA Tours, seven major championships, and invented the modern sand wedge.

Before Fame

He was the first one to achieve a grand slam of U.S. and British Opens, the PGA championship, and the Masters Tour.

Trivia

His double eagle on the 15th hole in the last round of the Masters Tour in 1935 remains one of the greatest shots of the game's history.

Family Life

He was born Eugenio Saraceni to a working-class Italian immigrant family.

Associated With

His grand-slam achievement has been equaled by few golfers, one of whom is Ben Hogan.