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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Sarazen's Masterful double eagle
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

April 7, 1935

Down by three strokes at The Masters with just four holes left, Gene Sarazen delivers the most well-known shot in golf history -- a double eagle on the par-5 15th. After his drive leaves Sarazen 220 yards from the green, Sarazen uses his 4-wood to smack the ball over the small moat in front of the green. It lands on the apron, bounces a couple of times and then rolls into the cup, astounding the crowd as well as the golfer himself.

Sarazen picks up another stroke and ties Craig Wood at the end of 72 holes. Tomorrow, in a 36-hole playoff, Sarazen will win easily, shooting a 71-73-144 to beat Wood by five strokes. Sarazen will win $1,500 for winning the second Masters.

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