Name:Junius Joseph "Jay" Hebert
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Played as the Texas Open Invitational. Second-placed Ed Furgol (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hebert (USA). [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX].
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].
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
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