Sauers' favorites: Boating, fishing and Florida Gators

Gene Sauers (left, with Duffy Waldorf) is making his Champions Tour debut at the Boeing Classic.
August 24, 2012
Dave Senko, Champions Tour staff

A native of Savannah, Ga., and a Georgia Southern product, Gene Sauers was a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR with his most recent victory coming at the 2002 Air Canada Championship. The winner of the PGA TOUR's 2002 Comeback Player of the Year award, he was also runner-up at the 1992 PGA Championship. Sauers was sidelined for a period of time in recent years battling Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a potentially fatal disease. He turned 50 on Aug. 22 and is making his Champions Tour debut at the Boeing Classic.


Favorite TV programs -- "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "The Universe", "How It's Made", "How It Works"

Favorite non-golf sport to watch on TV -- College football is the best!

Favorite music on the iPod -- Marshall Tucker Band, Jackson Browne, Vice Gill, all kinds


Favorite teams as a kid and favorite athlete -- Miami Dolphins, Florida Gators, Jack Nicklaus

Would love to trade places for a day with (and why) -- Jay Haas, for his putting stroke

Favorite computer bookmarks -- Weather Channel, Sport Fishing Boats

First jobs -- Delivery boy

Favorite meal -- Makuch's Pepper Steak, Chicken Parmesan

Favorite restaurant when on Tour -- Ruth's Chris, Carrabba's

One talent I'd most love to have -- To dunk a basketball!


Favorite athlete in another sport -- Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics

Favorite movie -- "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

My wife would say my worst habit is -- Not being a positive person, need to be more positive

Course I've never played that I'd love to play -- Pine Valley

My most memorable vacation was -- Going to the Florida Keys and catching lobsters

First concert -- Doobie Brothers in Savannah

I'd most like to sit down for a discussion with and why -- Any teacher of golf to learn more about the swing.

What I drive -- BMW 745i

My most memorable shot was -- Chipping in to win the Hawaiian Open.

Favorite charity -- Children's Hospital of Savannah, Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Favorite activity outside golf -- Fishing for marlin, tuna, dolphin or wahoo

My Bucket List -- To travel around in my sport fishing boat with my kids, catching fish and winning on the Champions Tour!!