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Name: - Lionel Paul Hebert
Country: - USA
Lived : - [1928-2000]. Born Jan 20, 1928 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Died 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

1966Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlRio Pinar CC279 (-5)$21,000
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].
1962Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicColonial CC, Tenn267 (-13)$6,400
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].
1960Men AmericaCajun ClassicOakbourne CC272 (-12)$2,000
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].
1958Men AmericaTucson OpenEl Rio, AZ265 (-15)$2,000
Played as the Tucson Open Invitational. Second-placed Don January (USA) finished 2 shots behind Hebert (USA), who birdied the last two holes to claim victory. [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].
1957Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipMiami Valley2 & 1$8,000
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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