Jay Hebert

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Jay Hebert
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Junius Joseph Hebert
Nickname Jay
Born (1923-02-14)February 14, 1923
St. Martinville, Louisiana
Died May 25, 1997(1997-05-25) (aged 74)
Houston, Texas
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Barbara J. Henny
Children Jean-Paul, Jason
Career
College Southwestern Louisiana
Louisiana State
Turned professional 1949
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 7
Other 3
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament T8: 1959
U.S. Open T7: 1958
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship Won: 1960

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.[1] His younger brother, Lionel Hebert, also won the PGA Championship, in 1957. He played on the 1959 and 1961 Ryder Cup teams and was captain for the 1971 team.

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.[2][3] Following the war, he played golf at LSU, where he and teammate Gardner Dickinson led the Tigers to the national championship in 1947.

Hebert worked as the playing pro at Mayfair Country Club in Sanford, Florida in the 1950s. The club was home to a PGA Tour event, the Mayfair Inn Open, from 1955–58.[4]

Hebert was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame[5] and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame[6] in 1982.

A Cajun by ethnicity, he was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana and died in Houston, Texas. His son, Jean-Paul Hebert, played golf at the University of Texas.[7]

Professional wins (10)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jan 13, 1957 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship −3 (74-69-70=213) 2 strokes United States Cary Middlecoff
2 Feb 17, 1957 Texas Open Invitational −13 (68-69-67-67=271) 1 stroke United States Ed Furgol
3 Apr 27, 1958 Lafayette Open Invitational −11 (69-69-68-67=273) 5 strokes United States Leo Biagetti, United States Bob Rosburg
4 Oct 18, 1959 Orange County Open Invitational −11 (68-68-68-69=273) 2 strokes United States Jack Fleck, Canada Jerry Magee
5 Jul 24, 1960 PGA Championship +1 (72-67-72-70=281) 1 stroke United States Jim Ferrier
6 Apr 23, 1961 Houston Classic −4 (69-71-69-67=276) Playoff United States Ken Venturi
7 Aug 27, 1961 American Golf Classic −2 (70-67-68-73=278) Playoff South Africa Gary Player

Major championship is shown in bold.

Other wins (2)[edit]

Senior wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

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 Australia Jim Ferrier

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP T16 T15 T53 10 T9 T8
U.S. Open T9 17 DNP T17 DNP T7 T17
PGA Championship DNP DNP R32 R64 7 T5 T25
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament T39 T30 WD 27 T30 CUT T10 T21 T28 DNP
U.S. Open CUT T49 T17 T38 CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship 1 13 10 T40 CUT T54 T12 CUT CUT T63
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT CUT

Note: Hebert never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF, F = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 4 7 15 13
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 2 6 12 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 1 0 0 2 4 8 19 12
Totals 1 0 0 2 10 21 46 33
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1953 U.S. Open – 1960 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 6 (1957 Masters – 1959 Masters)

See also[edit]

Video[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil (July 25, 1960). "Jay Hebert Rallies to Win PGA With 281". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). pp. 20, 23. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Wright, Alfred (August 1, 1960). "Mr. 'a-bear' Makes It". Sports Illustrated: 12. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Cave, Ray (July 24, 1961). "Golf, Dixieland And Dirty Rice". Sports Illustrated: 24. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cobb, Charles (March 21, 1982). "A snowbird sanctuary: Mayfair Inn brought a spark to Central Florida". Seminole Little Sentinel. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jay Hebert profile". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jay Hebert profile". Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Three collegians tied in Northeast Amateur". The Hour (Norwalk, Connecticut). Associated Press. June 22, 1990. p. 44. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 

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