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Encyclopedia > Sam Snead
Sam Snead
Personal Information
Birth May 27, 1912
Ashwood, Virginia
Death May 23, 2002
Hot Springs, Virginia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Career
Turned Pro 1934
Retired 1979
Professional wins 165 (PGA Tour: 82, Senior: 13, Other: 70)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 7
Masters Won 1949, 1952, 1954
U.S. Open 2nd/T2: 1937, 1947, 1949, 1953
British Open Won 1946
PGA Championship Won 1942, 1949, 1951
Awards
PGA Tour
Money Winner
1938, 1949, 1950
PGA
Player of the Year
1949
Vardon Trophy 1938, 1949, 1950, 1955

Samuel Jackson "Sam" Snead (May 27, 1912May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. He and two others of the greatest golfers of all time, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, were born within 6 months of each other in 1912. He won a record 82 PGA Tour events and about 70 others worldwide. He won seven majors: three Masters, three PGA Championships and one British Open. In spite of his great achievements, his reputation has always been slightly tainted by his failure to win a U.S. Open. Image File history File links Sam_Snead_2003_book. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Hot Springs is an unincorporated commuinty in Bath County, Virginia. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... 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. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Vardon Trophy is awarded annually by the PGA of America to the PGA Tours leader in scoring average. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams of players strike a ball into a hole using several types of clubs. ... Personal Information Birth August 13, 1912 Stephenville, Texas Death July 25, 1997 Fort Worth, Texas Height 5 ft 7 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ...


Snead was famed for his folksy image, wearing a straw hat and playing tournaments barefoot, and making such statements as "Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt." His nickname was "Slammin' Sammy." He has also been admired by many for having the so-called "perfect swing," and generated many imitators. A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ...


Snead was born in Ashwood, Virginia near Hot Springs, Virginia. At the age of seven he began caddying at The Homestead in Hot Springs; he worked as an assistant pro at The Homestead at 19, and became a professional in 1934. Snead maintained ties to Hot Springs and The Homestead for all of his life; he died in Hot Springs following complications from a stroke four days short of his 90th birthday. He was survived by two sons, Sam Jr., of Hot Springs, Virginia and Terry, of Mountain Grove, Virginia; a brother, Pete, of Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren. His wife, Audrey, died in 1990. His nephew J. C. Snead was also a PGA Tour golfer. This article contains a trivia section. ... Hot Springs is an unincorporated commuinty in Bath County, Virginia. ... The Homestead is a luxury resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains. ... // 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 won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Created in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the PGA Tour over an extended period of time through their actions on and off the golf course. ... // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ...

Contents

Career

In 1937, his first year on the Tour, he won five events, including the Oakland Open at Claremont Country Club in California. See also: 1936 in sports, other events of 1937, 1938 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Wally Parks founds the Road Runners Club, considered to be the start of organized drag racing. ...


In 1938, he first won the Greater Greensboro Open, which he won eight times, the Tour record for victories at an event, concluding in 1965 at the age of 52, making him the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event. See also: 1937 in sports, other events of 1938, 1939 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... See also: 1964 in sports, other events of 1965, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain...


1939 was the first of several times he failed at crucial moments of the U.S. Open, the only major event he never won. See also: 1938 in sports, other events of 1939, 1940 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Auto Racing August 11 - Jean Bugatti, automobile designer and the 30-year-old son of Ettore Bugatti, died in...


He won 11 events in 1950. No one has since won more in one year. // August 23 — European Championships Marathon, Brussels, Belgium Mens Winner: Jack Holden (ENG) 2:32:14 December 10 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Shunji Koyanagi (JPN) 2:30:47 May 21 — United States Mens Winner: [[ur mom]|ur dad & ur dog]] — 2:45:55 July 22 — Netherlands Men...


He won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average four times: 1938, 1949, 1950, and 1955. The Vardon Trophy is awarded annually by the PGA of America to the PGA Tours leader in scoring average. ...


He played on seven Ryder Cup teams: 1937, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, and 1959, and captained the team in 1951, 1959, and 1969. 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. ...


In 1971, he won the PGA Professional National Championship. See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... The PGA Professional National Championship is a golf tournament for golf club professionals and teachers who are members of the Professional Golfers Association of America. ...


In 1974, at age 62, he shot a one-under-par 279 to come in third (three strokes behind winner Lee Trevino) at the PGA Championship at Tanglewood in Clemmons, North Carolina. See also: 1973 in sports, other events of 1974, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser... // Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American professional golfer. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Clemmons is a village in Forsyth County, North Carolina and a suburb of Winston-Salem. ...


In 1978 he won the first Legends of Golf event, which was the impetus for the creation two years later of the Senior PGA TOUR, now known as the Champions Tour. See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... 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. ...


In 1979 he was the youngest PGA Tour golfer to shoot his age (67) in the second round of the 1979 Quad Cities Open. He shot under his age (66) in the final round. See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Alexander Dityatin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Nellie Kim, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team... The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA TOUR schedule. ...


In 1983, at age 71, he shot a round of 60 (12-under-par) at the The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... The Homestead is a luxury resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Hot Springs is an unincorporated commuinty in Bath County, Virginia. ...


In 1997, at age 85, he shot a round of 78 at the Old White course of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. See also: 1996 in sports, other events of 1997, 1998 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 on February 16 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk... The Greenbrier is a five star resort in White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. ... White Sulphur Springs is a city located in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. ...


In 1998, he received the fourth PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award. // Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon NASCAR celebrates its 50th anniversary Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Mika Häkkinen of Finland 24 hours of Le Mans: won by the team... Created in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the PGA Tour over an extended period of time through their actions on and off the golf course. ...


From 1984 to 2002, he hit the honorary starting tee shot at The Masters. Until 1999, he was joined by Gene Sarazen, and until 2001, by Byron Nelson. See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. ... Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Records

From official PGA Tour site.

He also held the record for most PGA Tour wins after reaching age 40, with 17, until it was broken at the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship by Vijay Singh. This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... See also: 1964 in sports, other events of 1965, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Alexander Dityatin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Nellie Kim, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team... The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA TOUR schedule. ... The Westchester Classic has been a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... // Major championships 2-8 April: The Masters - 11-17 June: U.S. Open - 16-22 July: The Open Championship - 6-12 August: PGA Championship - World Golf Championships (individual events) 19-25 February: WGC-Accenture World Match Play Championship - 22-25 March WGC-CA Championship - 30 July-5 August: WGC-Bridgestone... The Mercedes-Benz Championship is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ...


PGA Tour wins (82)

Major championships are shown in bold. AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, California. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, California. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... Victor J. Ghezzi (October 19, 1910 – May 30, 1976) was an American golfer. ... Ralph Guldahl (22 November 1911 - 11 June 1987) was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the sport for three years in the late 1930s. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... Ralph Guldahl (22 November 1911 - 11 June 1987) was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the sport for three years in the late 1930s. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, California. ... The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The World Championship of Golf was a championship played on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s that, in its latter years, boasted a purse that dwarfed every other event on the tour, including even the U.S. Open. ... The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... // BMW Championship . ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, California. ... Jack Burke, Jr. ... :This is an article about the golfer. ... The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... // BMW Championship . ... The Bank of America Colonial is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Jim Ferrier (1915-1986) was an Australian golfer from Manly, New South Wales. ... The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... Jim Ferrier (1915-1986) was an Australian golfer from Manly, New South Wales. ... The All American Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The Buick Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...


Other wins

this list may be incomplete

  • 1936 West Virginia Open
  • 1937 West Virginia Open
  • 1938 West Virginia Open
  • 1948 West Virginia Open
  • 1949 North and South Open, West Virginia Open
  • 1957 West Virginia Open
  • 1958 West Virginia Open
  • 1960 West Virginia Open
  • 1961 West Virginia Open
  • 1966 West Virginia Open
  • 1967 West Virginia Open
  • 1968 West Virginia Open
  • 1970 West Virginia Open
  • 1971 PGA Club Professional Championship, West Virginia Open
  • 1972 West Virginia Open
  • 1973 West Virginia Open

The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... The PGA Professional National Championship is a golf tournament for golf club professionals and teachers who are members of the Professional Golfers Association of America. ...

Senior wins (14)

The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. ... Gardner E. Dickinson, Jr. ... The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Major Championships

Wins (7)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners Up
1942 PGA Championship N/A 2 & 1 2 strokes Flag of United States Jim Turnesa
1946 The Open Championship Tied for lead -2 (71-70-74-75=290) 4 strokes Flag of United States Johnny Bulla, Flag of South Africa Bobby Locke
1949 The Masters 1 stroke deficit -6 (73-75-67-67=282) 3 strokes Flag of United States Johnny Bulla, Flag of United States Lloyd Mangrum
1949 PGA Championship (2) N/A 3 & 2 3 strokes Flag of United States Johnny Palmer
1951 PGA Championship (3) N/A 7 & 6 7 strokes Flag of United States Walter Burkemo
1952 The Masters (2) Tied for lead -2 (70-67-77-72=286) 4 strokes Flag of United States Jack Burke Jr.
1954 The Masters (3) 3 shot deficit +1 (74-73-70-72=289) Playoff 1 Flag of United States Ben Hogan

Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958.
1 Defeated Ben Hogan in 18-hole playoff - Snead (70), Hogan (71) 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... John Guthrie Bulla (June 2, 1914 – December 7, 2003) was an American professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Bobby Locke (b 20 November 1917 Germiston, South Africa, d March 9, 1987) was one of the first internationally successful South African golfers. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lloyd Mangrum (born 1 August 1914 in Trenton, Texas, died 17 November 1973) was an American golfer. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Johnny Palmer (born July 3, 1918) is an American golfer. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // Walter Burkemo (October 9, 1918–October 8, 1986) was an American professional golfer, best known for winning the 1953 PGA Championship. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jack Burke, Jr. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Personal Information Birth August 13, 1912 Stephenville, Texas Death July 25, 1997 Fort Worth, Texas Height 5 ft 7 in (1. ...


Results timeline

Tournament 1937 1938 1939
The Masters 18 T31 2
U.S. Open 2 T38 5
The Open Championship T11 DNP DNP
PGA Championship T9 2 DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Masters T7 T6 T7 NT NT NT T7 T22 T16 1
U.S. Open T16 T13 NT NT NT NT T19 2 5 T2
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT 1 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship 2 T5 1 NT DNP DNP T17 T17 T5 1
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Masters 3 T8 1 T15 1 3 T4 2 13 T22
U.S. Open T12 T10 T10 2 T11 T3 T24 T8 CUT T8
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T17 1 T33 T17 T5 T17 T5 T9 3 T8
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Masters T11 T15 T15 T3 CUT CUT T42 T10 42 CUT
U.S. Open T19 T17 T38 T42 T34 T24 DNP DNP T9 T38
The Open Championship DNP DNP T6 DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T3 T27 T17 T27 DNP T6 T6 DNP T34 T63
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Masters T23 CUT T27 T29 T20 WD CUT WD CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP T29 DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T12 T34 T4 T9 T3 CUT CUT T54 DNP T42
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983
The Masters CUT CUT WD WD
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship WD WD DNP DNP

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


Summary of major championship performances

  • Starts - 117
  • Wins - 7
  • 2nd place finishes - 8
  • Top 3 finishes - 22
  • Top 5 finishes - 29
  • Top 10 finishes - 48
  • Longest streak of top-10s in majors - 6

Trivia

  • Snead was referenced in several jokes in the Peanuts comic strip in the 1950s and 1960s. Linus Van Pelt has claimed to "have always sort of admired him".
  • Snead hit the Wrigley Field scoreboard with a golf ball teed off from home plate.
  • Snead once appeared in an episode of The Phil Silvers Show (Sergeant Bilko).
  • According to an edition of the Book of Sports Lists, Snead made a commercial for Bromo-Seltzer in which he said, "On the day of atonement, I cannot afford to be sick." It was a while before the Jewish part of the audience realized Sammy was not referring to Yom Kippur, but "could not pronounce 'tournament' like other white folk."
  • Venerable West Coast gangsta rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg gave props to Sam Snead in his song of the same title.

Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulzs death). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin. ... Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ... Opening Logo The Phil Silvers Show (originally titled Youll Never Get Rich) was a comedy television series which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for a total of 143 episodes (including a 1959 special). ... A horse drawn Bromo-Seltzer wagon. ... Yom Kippur (יום כפור yom kippūr, day of atonement) is the Jewish holiday of the Day of Atonement. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Yom Kippur (IPA: ; Hebrew:יוֹם כִּפּוּר, IPA: ) is the Jewish holiday of the Day of Atonement. ...

See also

This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ... The four majors are the most prestigious events in professional golf, and the number of wins that a player accumulates in them greatly influences his stature in the sport. ... The following is a list of all occasions on which a golfer has won eight or more tournaments on the PGA Tour in a season. ... The following are the golfers who have won at least five times in a single PGA Tour event. ...

External links

  • about.com profile Profile, stats and quotes
  • Sam Snead Profile at Golf Legends
  • Photos of Sam Snead at Palm Beach Golf Classic

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Sam Snead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (569 words)
Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades.
Snead was famed for his folksy image, wearing a straw hat and playing tournaments barefoot, and making such statements as "Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt." His nickname was "Slammin' Sammy."
Snead was referenced in several jokes in the Peanuts comic strip in the 1950s and 1960s.
Sam Snead (1912-2002) (1100 words)
Snead was raised during the Depression in the backwoods of western Virginia.
Snead was the only player who won sanctioned tournaments in 6 decades, from the 1936 West Virginia Closed Pro to the 1982 Legends of Golf, which he won with Don January as his partner.
Snead's son said he was recovering from stroke-like symptoms, and for the first time, he needed someone else to tee up the ball at the Masters.
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