|â€” Golfer â€”|
Crenshaw in 2008
|Full name||Ben Daniel Crenshaw|
January 11, 1952 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||157 lb (71 kg; 11.2 st)|
|Spouse||Julie (m. 1985-present)
Polly (m. 1976-1985)
|Children||Claire Susan, Anna Riley, Katherine Vail|
|College||University of Texas|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|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.
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.
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.
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.