Ben Crenshaw
Ben Crenshaw

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Name: Ben Crenshaw
Occupation: Golfer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 11, 1952
Age: 68
Birth Place: Austin, United States
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Ben Crenshaw

Ben Crenshaw was born on January 11, 1952 in Austin, United States (68 years old). Ben Crenshaw is a Golfer, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Ben Crenshawnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He earned the nickname Gentle Ben.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$15 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He was born in Austin, went to Austin High School, and won NCAA titles at University of Texas in Austin.

Biography Timeline


Born in Austin, Texas, Crenshaw attended and played golf at Austin High School and the University of Texas, where he won three NCAA Championships from 1971 to 1973. He was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. He turned professional in 1973.

In 1973, Crenshaw became the second player in Tour history to win the first event of his career; this accomplishment was achieved earlier by Marty Fleckman (1967) and later repeated by Jim Benepe (1988), Robert Gamez (1990), Garrett Willis (2001), and Russell Henley (2013). Together with his teammate George Burns, he won the 1979 Walt Disney World National Team Championship in Orlando.


Following five runner-up finishes in major championships without a victory, including losing a sudden-death playoff for the 1979 PGA Championship, he won the Masters Tournament in 1984. In the mid-1980s, he suffered from Graves' disease, a disease of the thyroid, but he continued to accumulate victories, finishing with 19 on the PGA Tour, including an emotional second Masters victory in 1995, which came a week after the death of his mentor Harvey Penick.


Crenshaw married his second wife Julie in 1985. All three of his daughters were presented to high society as debutantes at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.


Since 1986, Crenshaw has been a partner with Bill Coore in Coore & Crenshaw, a golf course design firm.


Crenshaw won several professional events outside the PGA Tour, including individual and team titles in the World Cup of Golf in 1988. He was among the top ten on McCormack's World Golf Rankings from 1976 to 1981 inclusive, and returned to spend 80 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 1987 to 1989. In 1987, he became one of the few players in history to finish in the top ten of all four major championships in the same season without winning any of them.


Crenshaw is widely regarded as one of the best putters in golf history. His instructor growing up, Harvey Penick, taught him 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, "Gentle Ben" did not record a single three-putt during the tournament.


In 1999, he was selected as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team for the matches at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was criticized from some quarters for his captaincy over the first two days as his team slipped to a 10-6 deficit; however, he was ultimately credited for providing the inspiration behind his side's remarkable turnaround in the Sunday singles, as the U.S. won 8⁄2 of the final day's 12 points to regain the Cup.


The 2015 Masters Tournament was the 44th and final for Crenshaw.

Family Life

Ben divorced from his wife Polly in 1984.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Ben Crenshaw is 69 years, 8 months and 9 days old. Ben Crenshaw will celebrate 70th birthday on a Tuesday 11th of January 2022. Below we countdown to Ben Crenshaw upcoming birthday.


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60th birthday - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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