Who's who: Jay Hebert

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Who's who: Jay Hebert

  • Name:

    Junius Joseph "Jay" Hebert
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1923-1997]. Born on Feb 14, 1923 in St Martinville, nr Lafayette, Louisiana. Died on May 25, 1997 in Houston, Texas, aged 74.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Oakbourne CC, Lafayette, LA.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1949

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1960). Ryder Cup player (1959, '61). Ryder Cup captain (1971). Multiple PGA Tour wins (7).

Did you know?

The Hebert brothers, Jay and Lionel, were born close to Lafayette in the heart of Louisiana's Cajun country. They both found success on the PGA Tour, played on Ryder Cup teams, and uniquely for brothers, won the same golf major ... the PGA Championship.

Top tournaments won by Jay Hebert

1961
America
Firestone CC
278 (-2)
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Venue

Firestone CC

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural American Golf Classic. Hebert (USA) beat Gary Player (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole to record the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1961
America
276 (-4)
$7,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Hebert (USA) beat Ken Venturi (USA) at the first sudden-death playoff hole, after both men had shot 69 in an 18-hole playoff. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1960
Majors
Firestone CC
281 (+1)
$11,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Venue

Firestone CC

Score

281 (+1)

Prize money

$11,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (42nd) (July 21-24). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hebert (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. Jay's younger brother Lionel won this championship in 1957. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1959
America
Mesa Verde CC
273 (-11)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Venue

Mesa Verde CC

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Orange County Invitational (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Jack Fleck (USA) and Jerry Magee (Can) finished 2 shots behind Hebert (USA). [Mesa Verde CC, Costa Mesa, nr Newport Beach, CA].

1958
America
Oakbourne CC
273 (-11)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Venue

Oakbourne CC

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Lafayette Invitational (April 24-27). Second-placed Bob Rosburg (USA) and Leo Biagetti (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hebert (USA). [Oakbourne CC, Lafayette, Louisiana].

1957
America
271 (-13)
$2,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open Invitational. Second-placed Ed Furgol (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hebert (USA). [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX].

1957
America
213 (-3)
$2,500
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Championship (Jan 11-13; 54-hole event). Second-placed and defending champion Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Hebert (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].

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