J. C. Snead

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J. C. Snead
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Jesse Carlyle Snead
Born (1940-10-14) October 14, 1940 (age 74)
Hot Springs, Virginia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Hobe Sound, Florida
Career
College East Tennessee State University
Turned professional 1964
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 16
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 8
Champions Tour 4
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 2nd: 1973
U.S. Open T2: 1978
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T3: 1973

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

Snead 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.[2]

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.

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 United States Dale Douglass
2 Mar 7, 1971 Doral-Eastern Open Invitational −13 (70-70-66-69=275) 1 stroke United States Gardner Dickinson
3 Jun 11, 1972 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic −6 (70-71-69-72=282) 1 stroke United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez
4 Feb 16, 1975 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational −9 (69-71-71-68=279) Playoff United States Raymond Floyd,
United States Bobby Nichols
5 Feb 15, 1976 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational −16 (65-68-67-72=272) 1 stroke United States Don Bies
6 Sep 26, 1976 Kaiser International Open Invitational −14 (66-70-70-68=274) 2 strokes United States Gibby Gilbert, United States Johnny Miller
7 Oct 11, 1981 Southern Open −9 (67-68-70-66=271) Playoff United States Mike Sullivan
8 Jun 14, 1987 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic −8 (71-70-65-70=276) Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros

PGA Tour playoff record (3–1)

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

Other wins (2)[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 United States Bobby Nichols, South Africa Gary Player
2 Mar 30, 1995 Royal Caribbean Classic −4 (69-75-65=209) Playoff United States Raymond Floyd
3 Jul 16, 1995 Ford Senior Players Championship −5 (69-68-66-69=272) Playoff United States Jack Nicklaus
4 Jun 13, 2002 Greater Baltimore Classic −13 (69-64-70=203) 1 stroke United States John Mahaffey, United States Doug Tewell, United States Bobby Wadkins

Champions Tour playoff record (2–3)

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

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

Note: Snead never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

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)

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

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

1 Won with birdie on the first playoff hole.

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