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

J. C. Snead
Personal information
Full nameJesse Carlyle Snead
Born (1940-10-14) October 14, 1940 (age 78)
Hot Springs, Virginia
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHobe Sound, Florida
Career
CollegeEast 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 Tournament2nd: 1973
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1973
U.S. OpenT2: 1978
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Snead, who preferred if people called him by his middle name Carlyle,[2] was born in Hot Springs, Virginia. 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.[1]

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, Snead made his career mark as one of the tour's most consistent players with more than 7 million dollars in career earnings.[1] Snead recorded two runner-up finishes in majors. He finished 2nd at 1973 Masters Tournament and in a tie for 2nd at the 1978 U.S. Open.[3] 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.

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Professional wins (15)Edit

PGA Tour wins (8)Edit

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

PGA Tour playoff record (3–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1971 Greater Hartford Open   George Archer,   Lou Graham Archer won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1976 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational   Raymond Floyd,   Bobby Nichols Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Nichols eliminated with par on first hole
3 1981 Southern Open   Mike Sullivan Won with par on second extra hole
4 1987 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic   Seve Ballesteros Won with par on first extra hole

Australian Tour wins (1)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

Champions Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 14, 1993 Vantage at The Dominion −2 (71-73-70=214) 1 stroke   Bobby Nichols,   Gary Player
2 Feb 5, 1995 Royal Caribbean Classic −4 (69-75-65=209) Playoff   Raymond Floyd
3 Jul 16, 1995 Ford Senior Players Championship −5 (69-68-66-69=272) Playoff   Jack Nicklaus
4 Jun 23, 2002 Greater Baltimore Classic −13 (69-64-70=203) 1 stroke   John Mahaffey,   Doug Tewell,   Bobby Wadkins

Champions Tour playoff record (2–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Bank One Classic   DeWitt Weaver Lost to birdie on second extra hole
2 1992 Kroger Senior Classic   Gibby Gilbert Lost to par on second extra hole
3 1995 Royal Caribbean Classic   Raymond Floyd Won with par on first extra hole
4 1995 Ford Senior Players Championship   Jack Nicklaus Won with birdie on first extra hole
5 2000 LiquidGolf.com Invitational   Gary McCord,   Tom Wargo Wargo won with birdie on third extra hole
Snead eliminated with par on first hole

Senior major championship is shown in bold.

Other senior wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament 30 2 T26 T10 T43 T39 22
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T21 T49 T14 T27 T2 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T20 T3 T24 T28 T15 T19 CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
Masters Tournament T14 CUT DQ T12 CUT CUT
U.S. Open T22 T33 T15 T43
PGA Championship T50 15 CUT CUT CUT 72 CUT

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 1 0 1 2 5 13 9
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 1 5 15 9
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 1 6 15 9
Totals 0 2 1 3 4 16 43 27
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (1973 PGA – 1979 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
The Players Championship 2 T34 2 T13 T71 CUT T31 WD T13 T32 CUT T17 T67 CUT CUT CUT T46
  Top 10

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

Champions Tour major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1995 Ford Senior Players Championship −16 (69-68-66-69=272) Playoff1   Jack Nicklaus

1 Won with birdie on the first playoff hole.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Class of 2003".
  2. ^ Hill, Dave; Seitz, Nick (1977). Teed Off. Prentice-Hall. p. 157.
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships".

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