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Topic - Gene Sarazen
The PGA Championship can't be accused of being only in a New York state of mind.
A capsule look at 20 players expected to contend in the PGA Championship Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club (players listed in predicted order of finish):
A capsule look at the five previous majors and one Ryder Cup held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., where the 95th PGA Championship will be played Aug. 8-11:
Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year. Now he loves it.
It hasn't been from a lack of effort. Mickelson holds the U.S. Open record with six silver medals, the latest heartbreak coming only a month ago at Merion. Mickelson's national championship has never meant more than it does now.
A month after winning the U.S. Open, Justin Rose still hasn't settled on an engraver to etch his name into the trophy he brought home from the Merion Golf Club.
A capsule look at 20 contenders for the British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield (listed in predicted order of finish):
Next week marks four years that Justin Rose first began working on his swing with Sean Foley. But in the moments after winning the U.S. Open for his first major championship, Rose referred to him as more than just a swing coach.
At the entrance to the Putterham Meadows golf course stands a statue of 1913 U.S. Open champion Francis Ouimet. Also in bronze, dwarfed by the bag he carries, is the 10-year-old caddie who walked all 90 holes by his side.
Rory McIlroy caught his first glimpse of the course where he'll defend his PGA Championship title in August, and he liked what he saw of Oak Hill Country Club, with its mature trees at every turn.
No other major championship has a greater collection of signature shots than the Masters, mainly because it's the only major held on the same course. And it helps that Augusta National is such a course that allows for such big moments.
Gene Sarazen hit "the shot heard `round the world," holing out with a 4-wood from 235 yards in the 15th fairway at Augusta National in 1935. He put a 2 on his card, made up a three-shot deficit with one swing, and then beat Craig Wood in a playoff the next day.
They came throughout the day, a steady flow of camera-bearing patrons, all wanting to pay homage to one of the greatest shots in Masters history.
The youngest of the four majors has among the richest history, a product of the Masters returning to the same course every year.
"He said the greens keeper lived there and was eating spaghetti and threw the ball back out," Sarazen said in a 1999 interview.
The sport's popularity grew quickly following the Open: Gene Sarazen reportedly heard the news while caddying with Ed Sullivan and said, "A caddie won! Maybe I could be like him!"