Taken during the 1936 Masters and mounted with a masters green matt in a frame that measures 19" tall x 18" wide, this Photo of Gene Sarazen sitting on the end of his golf bag has been personally signed by Gene along the grip end of the shaft. A Pro Tour Memorabilia certificate of authenticity is attached to the back of the frame along with the corresponding holographic authenticity sticker. The man is no longer with us, but his impact on the game ever will be.
One of the greatest golf legends of all time,
Gene Sarazen is one of only five golfers who have won all of golf's
modern major championships. The other four with "career grand slams" are Tiger
Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary
Player, and Ben Hogan. Sarazen's
accomplishments extend beyond his 7 major championship victories and 39
PGA Tour wins. He is credited with inventing the modern sand wedge. His
double eagle at the 15th during the last round of the 1935 Masters
became the "shot heard 'round the world" and put the Masters squarely on
the golf map. He was the host of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf for
seven years. As the oldest competitor at the 1973 British Open
Championship at Royal Troon, he aced the eighth hole—"The Postage
Stamp." He was the
honorary starter at the Masters from 1981 to 1999. He was the Associated
Press 1932 Male Athlete of the Year.
In 1974 Sarazen was
inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame along with Bobby Jones and Sam
Snead. In 1992, he was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor
the United States Golf Association, in recognition of distinguished
sportsmanship in golf. In 1996, the PGA Tour voted unanimously to award
Sarazen with its inaugural PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award.
This item is in outstanding condition.