|Full name||Junius Joseph Hebert|
|Born||February 14, 1923|
St. Martinville, Louisiana
|Died||May 25, 1997 74) (aged|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Spouse||Barbara J. Henny|
|College|| Southwestern Louisiana |
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T8: 1959|
|PGA Championship||Won: 1960|
|U.S. Open||T7: 1958|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|Unit||5th Marine Division|
|Battles/wars|| World War II, Pacific theater |
Battle of Iwo Jima
Junius Joseph "Jay" Hebert (February 14, 1923 – May 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer. He won seven times on the PGA Tour including the 1960 PGA Championship.His younger brother, Lionel Hebert, also won the PGA Championship, in 1957, the last edition at match play. Jay played on the 1959 and 1961 Ryder Cup teams and was captain for the 1971 team.
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Hebert served in the Marines in World War II and rose to the rank of captain. He was wounded in the left thigh at the Battle of Iwo Jima and awarded a Purple Heart.Following the war, he played golf at LSU, where he and teammate Gardner Dickinson led the Tigers to the national championship in 1947.
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Hebert worked as the playing pro at Mayfair Country Club in Sanford, Florida, in the 1950s. The club was home to a PGA Tour event, the Mayfair Inn Open, from 1955 to 1958.
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Hebert was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fameand the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 1982.
A Cajun by ethnicity, he was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana, and died in Houston, Texas. His son, Jean-Paul Hebert, played golf at the University of Texas.
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|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin|
|1||Jan 13, 1957|| Bing Crosby National Pro-Am|
|2||Feb 17, 1957||Texas Open Invitational||68-69-67-67=271||−13||1 stroke|
|3||Apr 27, 1958||Lafayette Open Invitational||69-69-68-67=273||−11||5 strokes|
|4||Oct 18, 1959||Orange County Open Invitational||68-68-68-69=273||−11||2 strokes|
|5||Jul 24, 1960||PGA Championship||72-67-72-70=281||+1||1 stroke|
|6||Apr 24, 1961||Houston Classic||69-71-69-67=276||−4||Playoff|
|7||Aug 27, 1961||American Golf Classic||70-67-68-73=278||−2||Playoff|
PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1956||Western Open||Fetchick won 18-hole playoff|
(Fetchick:66, Hebert:71, Ford:72, January:75)
|2||1961||Houston Classic||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
after 18-hole playoff (Hebert:69, Venturi:69)
|3||1961||American Golf Classic||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
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|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1960||PGA Championship||1 shot deficit||+1 (72-67-72-70=281)||1 stroke|
Note: Hebert never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1964 PGA Championship)
WD = withdrew
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF, F = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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