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Ben Crenshaw
— Golfer â€”

Crenshaw in 2008
Personal information
Full name Ben Daniel Crenshaw
Nickname Gentle Ben
Born (1952-01-11) January 11, 1952 (age 64)
Austin, Texas
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 157 lb (71 kg; 11.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Austin, Texas
Spouse Julie (m. 1985-present)
Polly (m. 1976-1985)
Children Claire Susan, Anna Riley, Katherine Vail
Career
College University of Texas
Turned professional 1973
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 29
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 19
European Tour 1
Other 8 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(wins: 2)
Masters Tournament Won: 1984, 1995
U.S. Open T3: 1975
The Open Championship T2: 1978, 1979
PGA Championship 2nd: 1979
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2002 (member page)
Haskins Award 1971, 1972, 1973
Bob Jones Award 1991
Old Tom Morris Award 1997
Payne Stewart Award 2001

Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place.
Ben Crenshaw
The game embarrasses you until you feel inadequate.
I can explain that shot. Arnold moved his wallet to the other pocket.
I know most players do, but I always keep both eyes opened. I still do it. I see two shafts, the real one and the transparent one. I look for what's on the inside edge of the transparent one.
Ben Crenshaw
I have felt terribly from the beginning when I saw the problems and recognized that they would be ongoing. We were hired to put back the contours of the greens as closely as possible to George Thomas's designs and were real proud of what we did. It's a sad situation now.
Ben Crenshaw
I enjoy Augusta. I enjoy its challenges. There's no other golf course like this anywhere. Its greens and its challenges on and around the greens are just super, super tough. So the greens are fun to play in sort of a morbid way.
Ben Crenshaw