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, [1 ] 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 ] Following the war, he played golf at [3 ] 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
and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame [5 ] in 1982. [6 ]
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 ]
Major championship is shown in bold.
Other wins (2) [ edit ]
Senior wins (1) [ edit ]
Major championships [ edit ]
Wins (1) [ edit ]
Results timeline [ edit ]
Masters Tournament T39
U.S. Open 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 ]
Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1953 U.S. Open – 1960 Masters)
Longest streak of top-10s – 6 (1957 Masters – 1959 Masters)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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". . p. 12 Sports Illustrated . 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 . 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
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