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J.C. Snead

  • Birthplace: Hot Springs, VA
  • Residence: Hobe Sound, FL
  • Birth Date: October 14, 1940
  • height: 6-2
  • Turned Pro: 1964

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PGA TOUR Victories

(8) 1971,Tucson Open Invitational, Doral-Eastern Open Invitational. 1972,IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic. 1975,Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational. 1976,Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, Kaiser International Open Invitational. 1981,Southern Open. 1987,Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic.

Other Victories

(2): 1973 Australian Open. 1980 Jerry Ford Invitational [co-winner].

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$15,150 (90)

Champions Tour Best Round

69 at Round 2, Allianz Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Tucson Open Invitational, Doral-Eastern Open Invitational, IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic, Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational, Kaiser International Open Invitational, Southern Open, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic.

Career Highlights

2008: Made 10 appearances on the Champions Tour. Best individual effort was a T57 at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn...Also teamed with Gibby Gilbert to finish T30 in the Legends Division of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. 2007: Made the first hole-in-one of the year. Aced the 172-yard 12th hole at Quail West during the second round of The ACE Group Classic. The ace was the 16th of his career and sixth on the Champions Tour, moving him out of a tie with Graham Marsh and Jimmy Powell for the most career holes-in-one by a player on the circuit. Ace was also the ninth in the history of the Naples event. 2005: Teed it up in his 1,000th (PGA TOUR/Champions Tour combined) event at the Senior PGA Championship, becoming just the seventh player to reach that milestone. Missed the cut at Laurel Valley after posting rounds of 77-79. 2003: Made his fifth career hole-in-one on the Champions Tour at the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am, tying him with Charlie Sifford for most career aces on the over-50 circuit. Holed a 6-iron shot from 162 yards on No. 4 at The National GC of Kansas City in the final round...Also made consecutive eagles during the third round of the JELD-WEN Tradition. Holed a pitch shot on the par-5 15th hole at The Reserve and then followed by hitting the par-5 16th green in two and making a 22-foot putt. 2002: Ended nearly a seven-year victory drought when he prevailed by one stroke at the Greater Baltimore Classic. Sank a 10-foot par putt on the final hole to nip John Mahaffey, Doug Tewell and Bobby Wadkins. Became only the fifth player, and first since Gary Player in 1998, to win both the Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions title and the overall tournament. Victory at 61 years, 8 months and 9 days made him the third oldest player to win a Champions Tour event behind Mike Fetchick (63 years) and Player (62 years, 9 months, 22 days). The win was also his first since the 1995 Ford Senior Players Championship and set a record for longest time between Champions Tour victories (6 years, 11 months, 7 days), eclipsing the old record of 6 years, 10 months and 3 days by Larry Ziegler (1991 Newport Cup-1998 Saint Lukes Classic). 2001: T2 at The Instinet Classic, two strokes behind Gil Morgan. 2000: Along with Gary McCord, lost to Tom Wargo (won with birdie on third extra hole) in a playoff at the Invitational. 1999: Closed with a final-round 65 at Serrano CC and T3 at the Raley's Gold Rush Classic. 1998: T2 at the Northville Long Island Classic along with Walter Hall, one stroke short of Gary Player. Recorded a hole-in-one in the final round of The Home Depot Invitational. 1996: Closing round, 6-under 65 helped him to a runner-up finish to Jack Nicklaus at the GTE Suncoast Classic, one of three second-place finishes. 1995: Enjoyed his most lucrative season with more than $950,000 in official money...Defeated Raymond Floyd in a playoff for the Royal Caribbean Classic title and then bested Jack Nicklaus in overtime for the Ford Senior Players Championship title, the biggest win of his career. 1993: Broke into the Champions Tour winner's circle when he braved the elements for a one-stroke victory at the Vantage at The Dominion in San Antonio. His 54-hole score of 2-under 214 was impressive, considering a freak winter storm that moved through south Texas during the event. 1990: T21 in his debut on the Champions Tour at The Transamerica Senior Golf Championship in Napa, site of his victory in the Kaiser International in 1976.


Nephew of the legendary Sam Snead, who passed away in 2002...Was an excellent all-around athlete as a youngster, winning all-state honors in three sports. Spent nearly four years playing baseball in the Washington Senators' farm system before becoming a professional golfer in 1964...Biggest thrill in his career was his first TOUR victory in Tucson...Lists Bob Knight and Ted Williams as his heroes...Biggest thrill outside of golf was when Ted Williams gave him a baseball glove at age 11...Favorite golf course is Cypress Point...Enjoys reading Louis L'Amour novels.

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