J. C. Snead

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J. C. Snead
Personal information
Full nameJesse Carlyle Snead
Born (1940-10-14) October 14, 1940 (age 80)
Hot Springs, Virginia
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg United States
Residence Hobe Sound, Florida
Career
College East Tennessee State University
Turned professional1964
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins16
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour8
PGA Tour of Australasia1
PGA Tour Champions4
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 2nd: 1973
PGA Championship T3: 1973
U.S. Open T2: 1978
The Open Championship DNP

Jesse Carlyle "J. C." Snead (born October 14, 1940) is an American professional golfer who won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Snead is the nephew of hall of famer Sam Snead. [1] [2]

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Snead, who prefers that people called him by his middle name, Carlyle, [3] was born in Hot Springs, Virginia, where his father worked at The Homestead resort. [4] He attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He played pro baseball in the Washington Senators farm system before becoming a professional golfer in 1964. He joined the PGA Tour in 1968. [2]

Snead won eight tournaments on the PGA Tour, four on the Champions Tour, and one in international competition. He was a member of the 1971, 1973, and 1975 Ryder Cup teams. Snead's biggest career disappointment is that he never won a major championship on the PGA Tour; however, he made his career mark as one of the tour's most consistent players, with more than seven million dollars in career earnings. [2] Snead recorded two runner-up finishes in majors: 2nd at 1973 Masters Tournament and in a tie for 2nd at the 1978 U.S. Open. [5] He was also twice runner-up in The Players Championship, in 1974 and 1976, behind Jack Nicklaus on both occasions.

In 2003, Snead was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

In his free time Snead enjoys hunting and farming. He has one son, Jason, who was born in 1978. He currently resides in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Professional wins (15)

PGA Tour wins (8)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Feb 21, 1971 Tucson Open Invitational −15 (66-71-70-66=273)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Dale Douglass
2Mar 7, 1971 Doral-Eastern Open Invitational −13 (70-70-66-69=275)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Gardner Dickinson
3Jun 11, 1972 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic −6 (70-71-69-72=282)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Chi-Chi Rodríguez
4Feb 16, 1975 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational −9 (69-71-71-68=279)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Floyd, Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Nichols
5Feb 15, 1976 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational (2)−16 (65-68-67-72=272)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Don Bies
6Sep 26, 1976 Kaiser International Open Invitational −14 (66-70-70-68=274)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Gibby Gilbert, Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Miller
7Oct 11, 1981 Southern Open −9 (67-68-70-66=271)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Mike Sullivan
8Jun 14, 1987 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic −8 (71-70-65-70=276)Playoff Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros

PGA Tour playoff record (3–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 1971 Greater Hartford Open Flag of the United States.svg George Archer, Flag of the United States.svg Lou Graham Archer won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1975 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Floyd, Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Nichols Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Nichols eliminated by par on first hole
3 1981 Southern Open Flag of the United States.svg Mike Sullivan Won with par on second extra hole
4 1987 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros Won with par on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)

Legend
Australian Opens (1)
Other PGA Tour of Australasia (0)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Oct 28, 1973 Qantas Australian Open −8 (70-70-69-71=280)2 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Breaux

Other wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Jul 29, 1980 Jerry Ford Invitational −5 (66-71=137)Shared title with Flag of the United States.svg Hubert Green

Senior PGA Tour wins (4)

Legend
Senior PGA Tour major championships (1)
Other Senior PGA Tour (3)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Mar 14, 1993 Vantage at The Dominion −2 (71-73-70=214)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Nichols, Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player
2Feb 5, 1995 Royal Caribbean Classic −4 (69-75-65=209)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Floyd
3Jul 16, 1995 Ford Senior Players Championship −5 (69-68-66-69=272)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus
4Jun 23, 2002 Greater Baltimore Classic −13 (69-64-70=203)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg John Mahaffey, Flag of the United States.svg Doug Tewell,
Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Wadkins

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (2–3)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 1991 Bank One Classic Flag of the United States.svg DeWitt Weaver Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 1992 Kroger Senior Classic Flag of the United States.svg Gibby Gilbert Lost to par on second extra hole
3 1995 Royal Caribbean Classic Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Floyd Won with par on first extra hole
41995 Ford Senior Players Championship Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus Won with birdie on first extra hole
5 2000 LiquidGolf.com Invitational Flag of the United States.svg Gary McCord, Flag of the United States.svg Tom Wargo Wargo won with birdie on third extra hole
Snead eliminated by par on first hole

Other senior wins (2)

Results in major championships

Tournament19691970197119721973197419751976197719781979
Masters Tournament 302T26T10T43T3922
U.S. Open CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTT21T49T14T27T2CUT
PGA Championship CUTT20T3T24T28T15T19CUT
Tournament198019811982198319841985198619871988
Masters Tournament T14CUTDQT12CUTCUT
U.S. Open T22T33T15T43
PGA Championship T5015CUTCUTCUT72CUT

Note: Snead never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
DQ = disqualified
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 010125139
U.S. Open 010115159
The Open Championship 00000000
PGA Championship 001116159
Totals02134164327

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament19741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990
The Players Championship 2T342T13T71CUTT31WDT13T32CUTT17T67CUTCUTCUTT46
  Top 10

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Champions Tour major championships

Wins (1)

YearChampionshipWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
1995 Ford Senior Players Championship −16 (69-68-66-69=272)Playoff1 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus

1 Won with birdie on the first playoff hole.

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