Name:Lionel Paul Hebert
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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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