|â€” Golfer â€”|
Snead in 1967
|Full name||Samuel Jackson Snead|
May 27, 1912|
Ashwood, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||May 23, 2002
Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Spouse||Audrey Karnes Snead
(m. 1940â€“90, her death)
|Children||Sam Jr., Terrence|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour||82 (1st all time)|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||Won: 1949, 1952, 1954|
|U.S. Open||2nd/T2: 1937, 1947, 1949, 1953|
|The Open Championship||Won: 1946|
|PGA Championship||Won: 1942, 1949, 1951|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||1974 (member page)|
leading money winner
|1938, 1949, 1950|
|PGA Player of the Year||1949|
|Vardon Trophy||1938, 1949, 1950, 1955|
|PGA Tour Lifetime
Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.
Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out.
To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it's detachment.
These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
Until you play it, St. Andrews looks like the sort of real estate you couldn't give away.
The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.
The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.