Gene Sarazen Quotes
Gene Sarazen (/?s??r?z?n/; 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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Scott Medlock's portrait of 'the shot heard around the world' from the 1935 Masters is still being celebrated as a moment in Golf History. Imagine that!
My caddie 'Stovepipe' tried to talk me into hitting a 3-wood. But I took out the turf rider (4-wood) instead. The moment I hit it, I felt something in my bones. Walter Hagen was playing with me and Bobby Jones was on the green. 21 people were behind the green. The sun was going down. I wasn't sure it had gone in the hole until I saw all 21 people jumping up and down.
I have been able to hope for the best, expect the worst, and take what comes along. If there has been one fundamental reason for my success, this is it.
“From where we were last year to now, this is a huge win for our program. This is a big stepping stone for us and it just shows the determination of these girls. When they have things going, they can really play this game.”
“They are a good team ? I knew we would have our hands full. It was going to take a lot of heart and desire, and we tried. I think we got worn down a little bit.”
Even when times were good, I realized that my earning power as a golf professional depended on too many ifs and putts.
The life of a professional golfer is precarious at best. Win, and they carry you to the clubhouse on their shoulders. Lose, and you pay the caddies in the dark.
“I am not happy with that. I told the girls that in the playoffs I would give them 10 more points each game, but right now, we are not there.”