Jay Hebert
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Jay Hebert
Jay Hebert
Personal information
Full nameJunius Joseph Hebert
NicknameJay
Born(1923-02-14)February 14, 1923
St. Martinville, Louisiana
DiedMay 25, 1997(1997-05-25) (aged 74)
Houston, Texas
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
SpouseBarbara J. Henny
Children2 sons
Career
CollegeSouthwestern Louisiana
Louisiana State
Turned professional1949
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour7
Other3
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentT8: 1959
U.S. OpenT7: 1958
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipWon: 1960

Junius Joseph "Jay" Hebert (February 14, 1923 - May 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer. He won seven times on the PGA Tour including the 1960 PGA Championship.[1] His younger brother, Lionel Hebert, also won the PGA Championship, in 1957, the last edition at match play. Jay played on the 1959 and 1961 Ryder Cup teams and was captain for the 1971 team.

Hebert served in the Marines in World War II and rose to the rank of captain. He was wounded in the left thigh at the Battle of Iwo Jima and awarded a Purple Heart.[2][3] Following the war, he played golf at LSU, where he and teammate Gardner Dickinson led the Tigers to the national championship in 1947.

Hebert worked as the playing pro at Mayfair Country Club in Sanford, Florida, in the 1950s. The club was home to a PGA Tour event, the Mayfair Inn Open, from 1955-58.[4]

Hebert was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame[5] and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame[6] in 1982.

A Cajun by ethnicity, he was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana, and died in Houston, Texas. His son, Jean-Paul Hebert, played golf at the University of Texas.[7]

Professional wins (10)

PGA Tour wins (7)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jan 13, 1957 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
Golf Championship
74-69-70=213 -3 2 strokes United States Cary Middlecoff
2 Feb 17, 1957 Texas Open Invitational 68-69-67-67=271 -13 1 stroke United States Ed Furgol
3 Apr 27, 1958 Lafayette Open Invitational 69-69-68-67=273 -11 5 strokes United States Leo Biagetti
United States Bob Rosburg
4 Oct 18, 1959 Orange County Open Invitational 68-68-68-69=273 -11 2 strokes United States Jack Fleck
Canada Jerry Magee
5 Jul 24, 1960 PGA Championship 72-67-72-70=281 +1 1 stroke United States Jim Ferrier
6 Apr 24, 1961 Houston Classic 69-71-69-67=276 -4 Playoff United States Ken Venturi
7 Aug 27, 1961 American Golf Classic 70-67-68-73=278 -2 Playoff South Africa Gary Player
Major championship is shown in bold.

PGA Tour playoff record (2-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1956 Western Open United States Mike Fetchick
United States Doug Ford
United States Don January
Fetchick won 18-hole playoff
(Fetchick:66, Hebert:71, Ford:72, January:75)
2 1961 Houston Classic United States Ken Venturi Won with birdie on first extra hole
after 18-hole playoff (Hebert:69, Venturi:69)
3 1961 American Golf Classic South Africa Gary Player Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (2)

Senior wins (1)

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1960 PGA Championship 1 shot deficit +1 (72-67-72-70=281) 1 stroke Australia Jim Ferrier

Results timeline

Tournament 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T16 T15 T53 10 T9 T8
U.S. Open T9 17 T17 T7 T17
PGA Championship R32 R64 7 T5 T25
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament T39 T30 WD 27 T30 CUT T10 T21 T28
U.S. Open CUT T49 T17 T38 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship 1 13 10 T40 CUT T54 T12 CUT CUT T63
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT

Note: Hebert never played in The Open Championship.

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1964 PGA Championship)
WD = withdrew
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF, F = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 4 7 15 13
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 2 6 12 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 1 0 0 2 4 8 19 12
Totals 1 0 0 2 10 21 46 33
  • Most consecutive cuts made - 17 (1953 U.S. Open - 1960 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s - 6 (1957 Masters - 1959 Masters)

See also

Video

References

  1. ^ Gundelfinger, Phil (July 25, 1960). "Jay Hebert Rallies to Win PGA With 281". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. 20, 23.
  2. ^ Wright, Alfred (August 1, 1960). "Mr. 'a-bear' Makes It". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.
  3. ^ Cave, Ray (July 24, 1961). "Golf, Dixieland And Dirty Rice". Sports Illustrated. p. 24.
  4. ^ Cobb, Charles (March 21, 1982). "A snowbird sanctuary: Mayfair Inn brought a spark to Central Florida" (PDF). Seminole Little Sentinel. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Jay Hebert profile". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Jay Hebert profile". Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Three collegians tied in Northeast Amateur". The Hour. Norwalk, Connecticut. Associated Press. June 22, 1990. p. 44. Retrieved 2013.

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