The dapper Gene Sarazen, born Eugenio Saraceni and called The Squire for his stylish wardrobe and courtly manners, introduced a new club of his own design, the sand wedge, at the 1932 British Open. Sarazen won 39 Tour titles including seven majors, and sank a fairway-wood shot for a double eagle on his way to the 1935 Masters title-the 235-yard four-wood that became famous as The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.
Sports Illustrated Golf Tips by Gene Sarazen
• Tip From The Top, By Gene Sarazen (Dec. 20, 1954)
• Keep Your Game Young, By Gene Sarazen (Feb. 16, 1970)
Sports Illustrated Features on Gene Sarazen
• The Haig Vs. Eugene Saraceni Was A Golf Match That Was Made In Heaven, By Mark Gearen (Oct. 27, 1980)
• Gene Sarazen, By Tim Rosaforte (April 17, 1995)
• Small Wonder, By Jaime Diaz (May 24, 1999)
Gene Sarazen’s Major Championships
• 1935 Masters: Shot heard ’round the world
• 1922 U.S. Open: Sarazen wins the ’22 Open
• 1932 U.S. Open: Sarazen wins his second U.S. Open
• 1932 British Open: Sarazen sets new scoring record at Prince’s
• 1922 PGA Championship: ‘The Squire’ comes of age
• 1923 PGA Championship: Hagen vs. Sarazen — Golf’s greatest match?
• 1933 PGA Championship: Who said he was ‘all washed up?’