J. C. Snead
|J. C. Snead|
|Full name||Jesse Carlyle Snead|
|Born||October 14, 1940|
Hot Springs, Virginia
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)|
|Residence||Hobe Sound, Florida|
|College||East Tennessee State University|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||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 many tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Snead is the nephew of the legendary Sam Snead.
Snead, who preferred if people called him by his middle name Carlyle, 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.
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. 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.
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)
PGA Tour wins (8)
|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)
|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|
Other wins (2)
Champions Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|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)
|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)
- 2011 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf – Demaret Division (with Gibby Gilbert)
- 2012 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf – Demaret Division (with Gibby Gilbert)
Results in major championships
Note: Snead never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (1973 PGA – 1979 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)
Champions Tour major championships
|1995||Ford Senior Players Championship||−16 (69-68-66-69=272)||Playoff1||Jack Nicklaus|
1 Won with birdie on the first playoff hole.
- "Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Class of 2003".
- Hill, Dave; Seitz, Nick (1977). Teed Off. Prentice-Hall. p. 157.
- "Golf Major Championships".