Snead, Sam

Hometown:

USA

Ashwood,
Virginia

Year Inducted:

1974

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

May 27, 1912 -
May 23, 2002

Sam Snead

Professional Majors: 13

  • Masters Tournament: 1949, 1952, 1954
  • The Open Championship: 1946
  • PGA Championship: 1942, 1949, 1951
  • Senior PGA Championship: 1963, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973

PGA TOUR Wins: 75

  • 1936: West Virginia Closed Pro
  • 1937: Oakland Open, Bing Crosby Pro-am, St. Paul Open, Nassau Open, Miami Open
  • 1938: Bing Crosby Pro-am, Greater Greensboro Open, Chicago Open, Canadian Open, Westchester 108 Hole Open, White Sulphur Springs Open, Inverness Invitational, Palm Beach Round Robin
  • 1939: St. Petersburg Open, Miami Open, Miami-Biltmore Four-ball
  • 1940: Canadian Open, Anthracite Open, Inverness Invitational Four-ball
  • 1941: Bing Crosby Pro-am, St. Petersburg Open, North and South Open, Canadian Open, Rochester Times Union Open, Henry Hurst Invitational
  • 1942: St. Petersburg Open
  • 1944: Portland Open, Richmond Open
  • 1945: Los Angeles Open, Gulfport Open, Pensacola Open, Jacksonville Open, Dallas Open, Tulsa Open
  • 1946: Jacksonville Open, Greater Greensboro Open, World Championship of Golf, Miami Open, Virginia Open
  • 1948: Texas Open
  • 1949: Greater Greensboro Open, North and South Open, Washington Star Open, Dapper Dan Open, Western Open
  • 1950: Los Angeles Open, Bing Crosby Pro-Am, Texas Open, Miami Beach Open, Greater Greensboro Open, Western Open, Colonial National Invitational, Reading Open, North and South Open, Miami Open, Inverness Four-ball Invitational
  • 1951: Miami Open
  • 1952: All-American Open, Eastern Open, Palm Beach Round Robin, Inverness Round Robin, Inverness Round Robin Invitational
  • 1953: Baton Rouge Open, Palm Beach Round Robin
  • 1955: Greater Greensboro Open, Insurance City Open, Miami Open, Palm Beach Round Robin
  • 1956: Greater Greensboro Open
  • 1957: Dallas Open
  • 1960: De Soto Open Invitational, Greater Greensboro Open
  • 1961: Tournament of Champions
  • 1965: Greater Greensboro Open

Senior Wins: 11

  • 1956: Canada Cup
  • 1960: Canada Cup
  • 1961: Canada Cup
  • 1962: Canada Cup
  • 1964: World Seniors
  • 1965: World Seniors
  • 1970: World Seniors
  • 1972: World Seniors
  • 1973: World Seniors
  • 1980: Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am
  • 1982: Legends of Golf

Additional Wins: 29

  • 1936: West Virginia Open
  • 1937: West Virginia Open
  • 1938: West Virginia Open
  • 1940: Ontario Open
  • 1941: Center Open
  • 1948: West Virginia Open
  • 1949: West Virginia Open
  • 1952: West Virginia Open, Brazil Open, Greenbrier Pro-Am
  • 1953: Greenbrier Pro-Am
  • 1954: Panama Open
  • 1957: West Virginia Open
  • 1958: West Virginia Open, Greenbrier Invitational
  • 1959: Sam Snead Festival
  • 1960: West Virginia Open
  • 1962: Royal Poinciana Plaza Invitational
  • 1961: West Virginia Open, Sam Snead Festival
  • 1964: Haig & Haig Scotch Foursome
  • 1966: West Virginia Open
  • 1967: West Virginia Open
  • 1968: West Virginia Open
  • 1970: West Virginia Open
  • 1971: PGA Club Professional Championship, West Virginia Open
  • 1972: West Virginia Open
  • 1973: West Virginia Open

Ryder Cup Appearances: 8

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1937, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1959
  • Captain: 1959, 1969

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Vardon Trophy: 1938, 1949, 1950, 1955
  • Leading Money Winner: 1938, 1949, 1950
  • Player of the Year: 1949
  • PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement: 1998