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 Houston Classic (April 20-24). Jay Hebert (USA) beat Ken Venturi (USA) with a birdie at the first sudden-death playoff hole, after both men shot 1-under-par 69s in an 18-hole Monday playoff. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].
Played as the inaugural American Golf Classic (Aug 24-27). Jay Hebert (USA) beat Gary Player (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 2nd), to record the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
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 (Feb 14-17). Second-placed Ed Furgol (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jay Hebert (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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