|Full name||Junius Joseph Hebert|
February 14, 1923|
St. Martinville, Louisiana
|Died||May 25, 1997
|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|
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. 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. 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)
PGA Tour wins (7)
|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||Cary Middlecoff|
|2||Feb 17, 1957||Texas Open Invitational||−13 (68-69-67-67=271)||1 stroke||Ed Furgol|
|3||Apr 27, 1958||Lafayette Open Invitational||−11 (69-69-68-67=273)||5 strokes||Leo Biagetti, Bob Rosburg|
|4||Oct 18, 1959||Orange County Open Invitational||−11 (68-68-68-69=273)||2 strokes||Jack Fleck, Jerry Magee|
|5||Jul 24, 1960||PGA Championship||+1 (72-67-72-70=281)||1 stroke||Jim Ferrier|
|6||Apr 24, 1961||Houston Classic||−4 (69-71-69-67=276)||Playoff||Ken Venturi|
|7||Aug 27, 1961||American Golf Classic||−2 (70-67-68-73=278)||Playoff||Gary Player|
Major championship is shown in bold.
PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1956||Western Open|| Mike Fetchick, Doug Ford,
|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)
Senior wins (1)
|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.
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.
|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. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 20, 23. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- Wright, Alfred (August 1, 1960). "Mr. 'a-bear' Makes It". Sports Illustrated. p. 12. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- Cave, Ray (July 24, 1961). "Golf, Dixieland And Dirty Rice". Sports Illustrated. p. 24. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- 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.