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Encyclopedia > J. C. Snead


J. C. Snead (born October 14, 1940) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. Snead is the nephew of the legendary Sam Snead. October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... Samuel Jackson (Sam) Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ...

Snead was born in Hot Springs, Virginia. He attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He played pro baseball in the Washington Senators farm system before becoming a professional golfer in 1964. He joined the PGA Tour in 1968. Hot Springs is an unincorporated commuinty in Bath County, Virginia. ... East Tennessee State University is an accredited university operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents with its principal campus in Johnson City, Tennessee. ... Johnson City is a city in Washington County, Tennessee; however a small part of the city is located within Carter County, Tennessee. ... Washington Senators can refer to: an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ...

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. Sneads biggest career disappointment is that he never won a major championship on the PGA Tour; however, Snead made his career mark as one of the tour's most consistent players with more than 7 million dollars in career earnings. [1] 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...

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. Hobe Sound is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ...

PGA Tour wins

The Chrysler Classic of Tucson is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The Westchester Classic has been a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ...

Champions Tour wins

Senior major championships shown in bold The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...

Other tournament wins

The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ...


  1. ^ Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site



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