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Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen won the British Open and came home in June to play the last 28 holes in 100 strokes and win the United States Open, too, at the old Fresh Meadow Country Club, Flushing, N.Y. He was seven strokes behind as he came to the ninth tee on the morning of the final day, and he decided to throw caution to the winds. A birdie 2 on that hole and a 32 on the second nine gave him a 70 and left him only one stroke off the pace.

The final 18 he played in 66, the lowest round in the Championship to that date, to win by three strokes. He was representing the Lakeville Golf and Country Club, Great Neck, N.Y., and his full score of 74-76-70-66-286, six over par, tied the mark Evans had set 16 years earlier. The victory made him the second man, after Jones, who did it twice, to win the British and United States Opens in the same year. The present ball, no smaller than 1.68 inches in diameter and no heavier than 1.62 ounces, replaced the "balloon" ball.


Starts - 33

Best Finish - Winner 1922, '32

Rds - 118

Cuts Made - 26

Top 3 - 7

Top 5 - 9

Top 10 - 14

Top 25 - 17

Avg. - 75.23

Scores In 60s - 3

Rds Under Par - 10

Earnings - $5,416.67