Who's who: Lionel Hebert

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Who's who: Lionel Hebert

  • Name:

    Lionel Paul Hebert
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1928-2000]. Born on Jan 20, 1928 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Died on Dec 30, 2000 in in Lafayette, Louisiana, aged 72.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Oakbourne CC, Lafayette, LA.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1950

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1957). Ryder Cup player (1957). Multiple PGA Tour wins (5).

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 Lionel Hebert

1966
America
Rio Pinar CC
279 (-5)
$21,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Lionel

Venue

Rio Pinar CC

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$21,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Florida Citrus Open Invitational (March 17-20). Second-placed Charles Coody (USA), Dick Lytle (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hebert (USA), who recorded the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, FL].

1962
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
267 (-13)
$6,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Lionel

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$6,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Memphis Open Invitational (May 31-Jun 3). Hebert (USA) beat Gene Littler (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].

1960
America
Oakbourne CC
272 (-12)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Lionel

Venue

Oakbourne CC

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cajun Classic (Nov 17-20). Second-placed Johnny Pott (USA) and Jon Gustin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hebert (USA), whose older brother Jay won this event two years earlier. [Oakbourne CC, Lafayette, Louisiana].

1958
America
265 (-15)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Lionel

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Open Invitational (Feb 6-9). Second-placed Don January (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lionel Hebert (USA), who birdied the last two holes to claim his second PGA Tour win. [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].

1957
Majors
Miami Valley
2 & 1
$8,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Lionel

Venue

Miami Valley

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$8,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (39th) (July 17-21). Hebert (USA) beat Dow Finsterwald (USA) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to land his first and only major championship title. [Miami Valley GC, Dayton, Ohio].

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