The 63rd Open | 1928 Royal St George's

Sarazen left to rue bold approach as Hagen prevails

The great Gene Sarazen did not get much wrong on the golf course, but he was left to rue a decision to ignore his caddie's advice at The Open in 1928.

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Sarazen was tied with Walter Hagen in the final round at Royal St George's when he found thick rough with his drive on the 14th hole.

Caddie Skip Daniels suggested a safety-first approach, but Sarazen took on a much riskier shot and paid a heavy price as he ran up a seven.

Sarazen finished two shots behind Hagen, who was able to celebrate a third victory at The Open.