Who's who: J.C. Snead

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Who's who: J.C. Snead

  • Name:

    Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead
  • Also known as:

    Carlyle
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 14, 1940 in Hot Springs, Virginia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    The Homestead, VA.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1964

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): Snr Players Ch'ship (1995). PGA Tour wins (8). Champions Tour wins (4).

Did you know?

J.C. Snead is the nephew of legendary golfer Sam Snead.

Top tournaments won by J.C. Snead

2002
America
Hayfields CC
203 (-13)
$217,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Venue

Hayfields CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$217,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Baltimore Classic (June 21-23; formerly State Farm Senior Classic). Second-placed Bobby Wadkins (USA), John Mahaffey (USA) and Doug Tewell (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jesse Carlyle "JC" Snead (USA). [Hayfields CC, Cockeysville, nr Baltimore, MD].

1995
America
209 (-4)
$127,500
Royal Caribbn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

209 (-4)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

Royal Caribbn

Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 4-6). Snead (USA) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as the Links at Key Biscayne].

1995
Majors
TPC Michigan
272 (-16)
$225,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 13-16). Snead (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first major championship win. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

1993
America
Dominion CC
214 (-2)
$97,500
Vantage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Venue

Dominion CC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

Vantage

Played as the Vantage at the Dominion. Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA). [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].

1987
America
276 (-8)
$108,000
Manufactures Hanover

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$108,000

Title sponsor

Manufactures Hanover

Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 11-14). Snead (USA) beat Seve Ballesteros (Esp) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1981
America
Green Island CC
271 (-9)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 8-11). Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA) beat defending champion Mike Sullivan (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-3 2nd). [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1976
America
272 (-16)
$36,000
Andy Williams

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

Andy Williams

Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Feb 12-15). Second-placed Don Bies (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion J.C. Snead (USA), who posted his fifth PGA Tour win. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

1976
America
274 (-14)
$35,000
Kaiser Intl.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

Kaiser Intl.

Played as the Kaiser International Open Invitational (Sept 23-26). Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) and defending champion Johnny Miller (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA). Miller was chasing his third straight win in this event. [North course, Silverado Resort, Napa, CA].

1975
America
279 (-9)
$34,000
Andy Williams

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$34,000

Title sponsor

Andy Williams

Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Feb 13-16). J.C. Snead (USA) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. Bobby Nichols (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

1973
Aus/NZ
280 (-8)
A$6,000
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

A$6,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Oct 25-28). Second-placed Jerry Breaux (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA). [Royal Queensland GC, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Qld.].

1972
America
Whitemarsh Valley
282 (-6)
$30,000
IVB

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Venue

Whitemarsh Valley

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

IVB

Played as the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic (Jun 8-11). Second-placed Chi Chi Rodríguez (PR/USA) finished 1 shot behind Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA). [Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1971
America
273 (-15)
$22,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$22,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Open Invitational (Feb 18-22). Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) finished 1 shot behind 30-year-old Jesse Carlyle "J.C. Snead" (USA), who recorded the first of his eight PGA Tour wins. A 36-hole Monday finish was required after earlier rain, snow and frost delays. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Doral-Eastern Open (March 4-7). Second-placed Gardner Dickinson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

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