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.
|Full name||Junius Joseph Hebert|
|Born||February 14, 1923|
St. Martinville, Louisiana
|Died||May 25, 1997 (aged 74)|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Spouse||Barbara J. Henny|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T8: 1959|
|U.S. Open||T7: 1958|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||Won: 1960|
|Service/||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Unit||5th Marine Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II, Pacific theater|
Battle of Iwo Jima
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.
Professional wins (10)Edit
PGA Tour wins (7)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||Jan 13, 1957||Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
|74-69-70=213||−3||2 strokes||Cary Middlecoff|
|2||Feb 17, 1957||Texas Open Invitational||68-69-67-67=271||−13||1 stroke||Ed Furgol|
|3||Apr 27, 1958||Lafayette Open Invitational||69-69-68-67=273||−11||5 strokes|| Leo Biagetti|
|4||Oct 18, 1959||Orange County Open Invitational||68-68-68-69=273||−11||2 strokes|| Jack Fleck|
|5||Jul 24, 1960||PGA Championship||72-67-72-70=281||+1||1 stroke||Jim Ferrier|
|6||Apr 24, 1961||Houston Classic||69-71-69-67=276||−4||Playoff||Ken Venturi|
|7||Aug 27, 1961||American Golf Classic||70-67-68-73=278||−2||Playoff||Gary Player|
- Major championship is shown in bold.
PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1956||Western Open|| Mike Fetchick
|Fetchick won 18-hole playoff|
(Fetchick:66, Hebert:71, Ford:72, January:75)
|2||1961||Houston Classic||Ken Venturi||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
after 18-hole playoff (Hebert:69, Venturi:69)
|3||1961||American Golf Classic||Gary Player||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Other wins (2)Edit
Senior wins (1)Edit
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1960||PGA Championship||1 shot deficit||+1 (72-67-72-70=281)||1 stroke||Jim Ferrier|
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|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1953 U.S. Open – 1960 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 6 (1957 Masters – 1959 Masters)
- on YouTube
- Gundelfinger, Phil (July 25, 1960). "Jay Hebert Rallies to Win PGA With 281". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. 20, 23.
- Wright, Alfred (August 1, 1960). "Mr. 'a-bear' Makes It". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.
- Cave, Ray (July 24, 1961). "Golf, Dixieland And Dirty Rice". Sports Illustrated. p. 24.
- Cobb, Charles (March 21, 1982). "A snowbird sanctuary: Mayfair Inn brought a spark to Central Florida" (PDF). Seminole Little Sentinel. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- "Jay Hebert profile". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- "Jay Hebert profile". Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- "Three collegians tied in Northeast Amateur". The Hour. Norwalk, Connecticut. Associated Press. June 22, 1990. p. 44. Retrieved February 11, 2013.