Sarazen, Gene

Hometown:

USA

Harrison,
New York

Year Inducted:

1974

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Feb 27, 1902 -
May 13, 1999

Gene Sarazen

Professional Majors: 7

  • Masters Tournament: 1935
  • U.S. Open: 1922, 1932
  • Open Championship: 1932
  • PGA Championship: 1922, 1923, 1933

PGA TOUR Wins: 31

  • 1922: Southern Spring Open
  • 1925: Metropolitan Open
  • 1926: Miami Open
  • 1927: Long Island Open, Miami Beach Open, Metropolitan PGA
  • 1928: Miami Beach Open, Miami Open, Nassau Bahamas Open, Metropolitan PGA
  • 1929: Miami Open, Miami Beach Open
  • 1930: Miami Open, Agua Caliente Open, Florida West Coast Open, Concord Country Club Open, United States Pro Invitational, Western Open, Lannin Memorial Tournament, Middle Atlantic Open
  • 1931: Florida West Coast Open, La Gorce Open, Lannin Memorial Tournament
  • 1932: True Temper Open, Coral Gables Open
  • 1935: Massachusetts Open, Long Island Open
  • 1937: Florida West Coast Open, Chicago Open
  • 1938: Lake Placid Open
  • 1941: Miami Biltmore International Four-ball

Additional Wins: 4

  • 1928: Miami International Four-Ball
  • 1939: Metropolitan PGA
  • 1954: PGA Seniors’ Championship
  • 1958: PGA Seniors’ Championship

Ryder Cup Appearances: 6

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1937

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: 1932
  • Bob Jones Award: 1992
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: 1996

Academic Honors

  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Siena College, Loudonville, New York, 1978