Gene Sauers Personal Notes
Prior to joining the Champions Tour, suffered from a rare skin condition, Stevens-Johnson syndrome. At first, doctors treated him for rheumatoid arthritis but the condition worsened and blood vessels in his arms and legs were clogged. eventually causing his skin to burn from the inside out. Skin was taken from his upper thighs and shins and grafted to the affected areas and he was "stapled back together.".
Avid sport fisherman who has won a number of fishing tournaments.
Youngest son, Dylan Thomas, is not named for the Irish poet.
Started the game at age 9 when he would tag along to the golf course on the weekends with his father, who played at Columbus College in Georgia.
Some of his favorite TV shows are "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The Universe" and "How It's Made, How It Works.".
Also enjoys watching college football.
Musical tastes include the Marshall Tucker Band, Jackson Browne, and Vince Gill, among others.
Says he'd love to trade places for a day with Jay Haas and his putting stroke.
Favorite teams to follow as a kid were the Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators, and his favorite athlete was Jack Nicklaus.
Bookmarks The Weather Channel and Sport Fishing Boats.
First job he ever had was a delivery boy.
Among his favorite foods are Makuch's Pepper Steak and Chicken Parmesan.
Enjoys Ruth's Chris and Carraba's.
Says one talent he'd most love to have is to be able to dunk a basketball!.
Favorite athlete in another sport was Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics.
Enjoyed the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off.".
Would love to have the opportunity to play Pine Valley GC.
His most memorable vacation was going to the Florida Keys and catching lobsters.
The first concert he ever attended was the Doobie Brothers in Savannah, Ga.
Most memorable shot was chipping in to win the Hawaiian Open.
Supports Children's Hospital of Savannah and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
When not playing golf he enjoys fishing for marlin, tuna, dolphin or wahoo.
Items on his bucket list are to travel around in his sport fishing boat with his kids while catching fish and winning on the Champions Tour.