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Gene Sarazen
Sarazen in 1922
Personal information
Full name Eugenio Saraceni
Nickname The Squire
Born (1902-02-27)February 27, 1902
Harrison, New York, U.S.
Died May 13, 1999(1999-05-13) (aged 97)
Naples, Florida
Height 5 ft 5+1/2 in
Weight 162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Brookfield, Connecticut
Spouse Mary Sarazen
(m. 1924–86, her death)
Children Mary Ann, Gene Jr.
Career
Turned professional 1920
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 48
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 38
Other 10
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 7)
The Masters Tournament Won: 1935
U.S. Open Won: 1922, 1932
The Open Championship Won: 1932
PGA Championship Won: 1922, 1923, 1933
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974
PGA Tour Lifetime
Achievement Award
1996
Bob Jones Award 1992
Associated Press
Male Athlete of the Year
1932

Gene Sarazen ( 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), and Masters Tournament (1935).

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