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Gene Sarazen

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Gene Sarazen at Medinah CC 1937

Gene Sarazen (February 27, 1902May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including

Winner of 39 PGA Tournaments, Gene Sarazen was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Sarazen invented the modern sand wedge in 1930.

Sarazen hit "The shot heard 'round the world" in the 1935 Masters. It was a final round 225-yard 4-wood on the par-5 15th hole that went in, giving him a very rare double eagle 2 on the hole. It led to him later winning the tournament in a playoff.

For many years after his retirement, Sarazen was a familiar figure as an honorary starter at the Masters.

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