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Sam Snead
— Golfer â€”

Snead in 1967
Personal information
Full name Samuel Jackson Snead
Nickname Slammin’ Sammy
Born (1912-05-27)May 27, 1912
Ashwood, Virginia, U.S.
Died May 23, 2002(2002-05-23) (aged 89)
Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Audrey Karnes Snead
(m. 1940–90, her death)
Children Sam Jr., Terrence
Turned professional 1931
Retired 1987
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 165
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 82 (1st all time)
LPGA Tour 1
Other 69 (regular)
14 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(wins: 7)
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)
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1938, 1949, 1950
PGA Player of the Year 1949
Vardon Trophy 1938, 1949, 1950, 1955
PGA Tour Lifetime
Achievement Award

Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.
Sam Snead
Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out.
Sam Snead
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.
Sam Snead
These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
Sam Snead
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
Sam Snead
Until you play it, St. Andrews looks like the sort of real estate you couldn't give away.
Sam Snead
The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
Sam Snead
Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.
Sam Snead
Those who go along get along.
Forget your opponents; always play against par.
Golf is played with the arms.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.

Practice puts brains in your muscles.
The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.
Sam Snead
Practice puts brains in your muscles.