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Encyclopedia > Ben Crenshaw

Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. He attended the University of Texas and turned professional in 1973. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World, ATX Official website: www. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ...

Crenshaw won his first event in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, and picked up a win more seasons than not from then on. In 1984 he won The Masters, one of golf's four major championships. In the mid 1980s he suffered from Graves Disease, a disease of the thyroid, but he continued to accumulate victories, finishing with nineteen on the PGA Tour, including a second Masters in 1995. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Graves-Basedow disease is an autoimmune disorder that stimulates the thyroid gland, being the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid). ...

Crenshaw won several further professional events outside the PGA Tour, including individual and team titles in the World Cup of Golf in 1988. The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

Crenshaw is widely regarded as one of the best putters in golf history. His instructor growing up, Harvey Penick, taught Ben a smooth, effortless stroke on the greens, which allowed him to master even the speediest of greens -- including those at Augusta National Golf Club. In winning the Masters in 1995 (a victory which came just a week after Penick's death), "Gentle Ben" did not record a single three-putt all tournament. Harvey Penick (October 23, 1904–April 2, 1995) was a well-known golf pro and instructor. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world and is considered Bobby Joness masterpiece. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

He is now a noted golf course designer, working in partnership with Bill Coore.

His step-mother Roberta Crenshaw was an Austin-area philanthropist. Roberta P. Crenshaw (1914-2005) was an Austin-area philanthropist and civic pioneer. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World, ATX Official website: www. ...

PGA Tour wins

Major championships are shown in bold. AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place on the Blue Monster course at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The Bay Hill Invitational is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ...

Other wins

The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, which is played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ... The Irish Open was a professional snooker tournament. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... Miller Barber (born March 31, 1931 Shreveport, Louisiana) was an American professional golfer who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s and a greater degree of success on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the 1980s. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Mark McCumber (b. ... The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an annual off season golf tournament contested by the winners of the four major championships of regular mens golf, which are The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship. ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA TOUR official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to profiles and features
  • Ben Crenshaw Golflegeds.org

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Ben Crenshaw (3603 words)
Crenshaw justified the critics' high praise at the 1972 NCAA tournament at Cape Coral, Florida, where he sank a thirty-foot putt on the final hole to share the first-place prize with his teammate and rival, Tom Kite.
Playing conservatively, Crenshaw hit safe tee shots to the fat part of the green on the thirteenth hole for par and on the fifteenth for a birdie rather than gambling on his woods or irons for a more spectacular eagle and took par on the fourteenth hole with a fifteen-foot second putt.
Crenshaw called on all of his skill and knowledge of Augusta and hit a solid six iron to within four feet on the sixteenth hole and then sank the putt for a one shot lead.
Pippoglyph Playing Cards by Ben Crenshaw © 2004 (445 words)
Ben's goal was to use his pips to introduce a sense of unity to his deck.
For Ben it was important to maintain the traditional symbolism of the cards he grew up with.
In addition to his freelance graphic business Ben produces his own line of jewelry inspired by history and myth that he sells at renaissance festivals, Celtic fairs, and through his website The Enchanted Glyph.
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