Gene Sarazen was born on this day in 1902, and is one of the best golfers of all time. Although his dominance was in the 1920's and 1930's, his legacy lives on forever. He is one of only five golfers to complete the career Grand Slam (the others are Woods, Nicklaus, Player, and Hogan).
Sarazen had 39 PGA tour wins over his career, including 7 majors in total. He is also credited with inventing the modern sand wedge, in 1932, which he debuted at the British Open that year.
During the Masters in 1935, he hit was is now referred to as the "shot heard round the world." On the fifteenth hole, a par 5, Sarazen holed a 235 yard 4 wood for an eagle 2, and went on to win the tournament over Craig Wood.
He is a member of the Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement award in 1996.