1935: Sarazen and Firehorn, No. 15 at Augusta
Gene Sarazen hits an albatross on the 15th hole of Augusta National then goes on to win the 1935 Masters Tournament. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Golfing World, Greats of the Game: Gene Sarazen
Simon Holmes looks back at the career and the golf swing of seven-time major champion Gene Sarazen, who remains one of only five golfers ever to have completed the career grand slam.
Toski on what he learned from Gene Sarazen
Bob Toski shares Gene Sarazen's humorous advice for slow players and compares Sarazen's swing to today's top players.
Firethorn: Par-5 15th at Augusta National
Relive an important moment from the 15th hole at Augusta National when Gene Sarazen holed his 2nd shot at the 1935 Masters tournament.
20 Years of Golf: Talking golf and sharing stories
As Golf Channel nears its 20th anniversary, we share some stories. Like that time with Lee, Arnie, Jack and Gary ...
1973 British Open: Gene Sarazen
A British Open golden moment of Gene Sarazen at Royal Troon in 1973.
Ultimate Match Play Championship: Jack vs. Phil breakdown
Sixteen of the game’s greatest golfers go head-to-head in week one of GolfChannel.com’s Ultimate Match Play Championship. Here is a breakdown of some of the key matchups. Click here to vote in Round 1.bracket. We've got number seed, the major championship leader of all time Jack Nicklaus with 18 of course going against-- you got some patsy to walk over cupcake in round 1 right? Wrong, Phil Mickelson on the 16 seed. -Yeah, absolutely. You can't imagine Jack getting bounced in there. But, you know what? The GolfChannel.com staff may have seeded this and pick the top 16. But you're gonna decide, you are gonna decide who wins these matches. Can't imagine Jack losing them. -Phil is the man of the people though. The people love Phil Mickelson and Phil loves the people. When this goes to internet voting, you never know what could happen. We could have the biggest
Ultimate Match Play Championship: Tiger vs. Seve breakdown
Sixteen of the game’s greatest golfers go head-to-head in week one of GolfChannel.com’s Ultimate Match Play Championship. Here is a breakdown of Bracket 2. Click here to vote in Round 1.winner of that one will take on the winner of number 3 Ben Hogan against number 14 Nick Faldo . Randy, I don't think there's gonna be a whole lot of conversation in this match. -No. You're away and uh-hmm. And I don't see a lot of putts being given either and-- do you? But you can imagine Hogan can't lose a first round match. No way. -No way. Nick Faldo obviously with 6 major championships and terrific player if nothing else, he may gain some of Hogan's respect in this one but I'm not sure there will be a whole lot to be said other than hello and goodbye. And later down the bracket, number 7 Byron Nelson , number 10 Tom Watson. Boy, what a terrific match this is. Tom Watson of course always looked at Byron Nelson as a mentor. He used to go down to Byron's ranch in Texas and not even talk golf for them, just hang out with him and his late wife Louise and just sort of get to know Byron. Tom respects him and I think Watson-- if and when he learns about our Ultimate Match Play Championship would really like the fact that he was able to play against him, with Byron Nelson in the first round. Yeah, absolutely. This is I think one of the more fun first round match is where Faldo and Hogan might not talk much. You could imagine those guys just having a ton of conversation if they were to play together in the primes in this fantasy match-up. -And since we're playing this at Pebble Beach, that maybe a little bit of advantage for Tom Watson as well. So watch out for him against his mentor Byron Nelson there. And the winner of that one takes on maybe this is the best match of the entire first round. Number 2 Tiger Woods against number 15 Seve Ballesteros. How does he get any better than that? -No, you can't imagine a lot of playing from
Ultimate Match Play Champ.: Watson vs Woods in the quarterfinals
Eight of the game’s greatest golfers go head-to-head in the quarterfinals of GolfChannel.com’s Ultimate Match Play Championship. Here is a breakdown of some of the key matchups.the matches are being held. -That's-- Theoretically. -Theoretically, all right. Second match-- Bobby Jones , Sam Snead, who you like? -I think another one-- I think a lot of people are gonna pick Bobby Jones . You know, one of the best if not the best match play player in the history of golf. But, Sam Snead was-- I mean, he was a gamer, was he not? He played Ben Hogan face to face, head to head in the final round three times and beat him all three times. So now I know this is Bobby Jones but Sam Snead seem to win it-- He seems to have that tunnel vision. When he's in a field with 100 people, you know, he was sort of a little more scatter-brained. When he can focus on one person, I think that's where he's at his best. I think Bobby Jones still wins but, you know what? I think it will be way, way closer than people think. -Talk about one that's going to be close. This is about popular vote and in this one, you have Arnold Palmer taking on Ben Hogan , the Hawk. That one's gonna be a tough vote. -Yeah. One of the friendliest people-- the friendliest person ever to play the game versus the least friendly person ever to play the game. Again, you're right. I think-- I think Hogan would win this, but you're right. This is a-- This is a popularity contest, really. So it just depends on, are the voters going to look at it as who do they think will win, or who do they want to win; and there's just no way of knowing who's-- how they're gonna vote. -You know, it's interesting when we came up with this list, you can make an argument that Ben Hogan -- I know Brandel Chamblee does this all the time-- may be the greatest player to ever play the game-- -Sure. -but I'm with you. I think this is going to be an upset special. I think Arnie pulls off the upset. All right. Final match: Tiger Woods , Tom Watson . Watson was the upset special in week one. Does he get it done in week two? -Yeah. A couple of TW's here. Watson beat his idol, Byron Nelson, in the first round, which is a little bit of a surprise. I think Tiger cleans his clock. I think Tiger cleans Tom Watson's clock. It's kinda hard to say that but I think he beats some pretty handling. -Again, in theory, being played at Pebble Beach, it's hard to bet against Tiger Woods . -Well, Tom Watson , not too shabby -Never [unk] there-- -around there either. -All right. We'll have to wait and see. Go vote if you don't
Sarazen's double eagle put Masters on the map
Gene Sarazen's double eagle in '35 was the 'shot heard 'round the world' and it put the Masters on the map.