The Squire – The Legendary Golfing Life of Gene Sarazen


Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni on February 27, 1902, in Harrison, New York, U.S.) was a prominent American professional golfer of the 1920s and 1930s. He is best known for winning seven major championships during his career. Born to poor Sicilian immigrants, Sarazen began caddying at age ten and gradually developed his golf skills.

.Sarazen one of only five players to achieve the Career Grand Slam, winning each of the four major championships at least once. U.S. Open (1922, 1932), PGA Championship (1922, 1923, 1933), The Open Championship (1932), Masters Tournament (1935). His double eagle (“the shot heard around the world”) on the par-five 15th hole during the final round of the 1935 Masters Tournament remains one of the most famous moments in golf history.

Sarazen’s innovative contributions include developing the sand wedge. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. Other honours include the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award and the Bob Jones Award.

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Sarazen hosted of the Shell Wonderful World of Golf Series which ran for ten years and included visits to Ireland.

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