History

1933: Who said he was "all washed up?"

Champion: Gene Sarazen, Miami, Fla.
Site: Blue Mound Country Club, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Date: Aug. 8-13
Purse: $7,200

Tommy Armour's pre-Championship remarks about two-time PGA Champion Gene Sarazen ignited the "Squire" into a tiger. Armour reportedly said that Sarazen, then a 31-year-old, "was all washed up as a Championship contender." Sarazen may have pinned the reported quite to his locker room door, because he spent the week routing his opponents -- the closest decision a 4 and 3 second-round victory over Harry Cooper. In the finals against Willie Goggin, Sarazen held a slim 1-up lead after a morning 69. Sarazen went to work in the afternoon, winning three of the first five holes, and heading into the final nine holes 4-up. He birdied the 32nd hole to close out Goggin 5 and 4. As he was receiving his winner's check of $1,000 and the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy, Sarazen grinned and told the audience, "Pretty good for a washed-up golfer."

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