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Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (born October 14, 1940) is an Americanmarker professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Snead is the nephew of the legendary Sam Snead.

Snead was born in Hot Springs, Virginiamarker. He attended East Tennessee State Universitymarker in Johnson City, Tennesseemarker where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He played pro baseball in the Washington Senators farm system before becoming a professional golfer in 1964. He joined the PGA Tour in 1968.

Snead won eight tournaments on the PGA Tour, four on the Champions Tour, and one in international competition. He was a member of the 1971, 1973 and 1975 Ryder Cup teams. Snead's biggest career disappointment is that he never won a major championship on the PGA Tour; however, Snead made his career mark as one of the tour's most consistent players with more than 7 million dollars in career earnings. Snead recorded two runner-up finishes in majors. He finished 2nd at The Mastersmarker in 1973 and in a tie for 2nd at the U.S. Open in 1978.

In his free time Snead enjoys hunting and farming. He has one son, Jason, who was born in 1978. He currently resides in Hobe Sound, Floridamarker.

Professional wins (14)

PGA Tour wins (8)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 21, 1971 Tucson Open Invitational -15 (66-71-70-66=273) |1 stroke |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Dale Douglass]] |- |2 |Mar 7, [[1971 PGA Tour|1971]] |[[Doral-Eastern Open Invitational]] |-13 (70-70-66-69=275) |1 stroke |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Gardner Dickinson]] |- |3 |Jun 11, [[1972 PGA Tour|1972]] |[[IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic]] |-6 (70-71-69-72=282) |1 stroke |{{flagicon|PUR}} [[Chi-Chi Rodríguez]] |- |4 |Feb 16, [[1975 PGA Tour|1975]] |[[Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational]] |-9 (69-71-71-68=279) |Playoff |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Raymond Floyd]],
{{flagicon|USA}} [[Bobby Nichols]] |- |5 |Feb 15, [[1976 PGA Tour|1976]] |[[Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational]] |-16 (65-68-67-72=272) |1 stroke |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Don Bies (golfer)|Don Bies]] |- |6 |Sep 26, [[1976 PGA Tour|1976]] |[[Kaiser International Open Invitational]] |-14 (66-70-70-68=274) |2 strokes |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Gibby Gilbert]], {{flagicon|USA}} [[Johnny Miller]] |- |7 |Oct 11, [[1981 PGA Tour|1981]] |[[Southern Open]] |-9 (67-68-70-66=271) |Playoff |{{flagicon|USA}} [[Mike Sullivan (golfer)|Mike Sullivan]] |- |8 |Jun 14, [[1987 PGA Tour|1987]] |[[Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic]] |-8 (71-70-65-70=276)
Playoff Seve Ballesteros

Other wins (2)

Champions Tour wins (4)

Senior major championship is shown in bold.


  1. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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