GENE SARAZEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: KEN VENTURI - HFSID 177350
GENE SARAZEN and KEN VENTURI Black and white photograph of Gene Sarazen and Ken Venturi playing against each other in a tournament. Photograph signed: "Gene Sarazen" and "Ken Venturi". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9½x7 (one surface). GENE SARAZEN (1902-1999) won two U.S.
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GENE SARAZEN and KEN VENTURI
Black and white photograph of Gene Sarazen and Ken Venturi playing against each other in a tournament.
Photograph signed: "Gene Sarazen" and "Ken Venturi". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9½x7 (one surface). GENE SARAZEN (1902-1999) won two U.S. Opens, three PGA titles (including the first two, 1922-1923), one Masters and one British Open. He is one of only five golfers to win all four major golf tournaments. He won the 1935 Masters with the most famous shot in golf history, holing his second shot from 220 yards out for a double eagle on Augusta's par 5 fifteenth hole. He scored a hole-in-one in the British Open at the age of 71. In later years he was a popular golf commentator. KEN VENTURI (born in 1931), who nearly won the Masters while still an amateur in 1956, is best known for winning the U.S. Open in 1964, making a remarkable comeback after battling both physical problems and a career slump. That year, Venturi won the PGA Player of the Year award, played on the Ryder Cup Team and was named "Sportsman of the Year" by "Sports Illustrated". Forced to retire from the PGA tour at the age of 33 due to severe carpal tunnel syndrome, Venturi was a CBS golf analyst for more than a quarter of the century ("Golf Digest" called him the nation's top golf commentator). Venturi was also honored as the 1998 Ambassador of Golf and was President's Cup Captain in 2000. The writer of a number of instructional articles and books on the sport, he has also established a number of golf academies across the U.S. Fine condition.
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