Biography

Sam Snead Biography

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Sam Snead's facts

Date of Birth 1912-05-27
Nationality American
Profession Golfer
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Children 2
Net Worth(s) N/A

Legendary icon who has printed his name in golden letters in the pages of history of a beautiful game named golf, Sam Snead was really a gifted individual with thousands of reasons to appreciate him. Looking back to the past, he was arguably the greatest golfer, the history of golf has ever had. Sam Snead was born on May 27, 1912 in Ashwood, Virginia, United States. He was named Samuel Jackson Snead in his birth. He left the world in the year 2002, May 23 in Hot Springs, Virginia, United States. He was nicknamed Slammin’ Sammy but was well known as Sam Snead on and off his work.

Sam Snead was married to beautiful Audrey Karnes Snead in the year 1940 until Audrey died in the year 1990. They together shared two sons named Sam Jr., Terrence. He has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weight of 185 lb. which perfectly suits his personality. He passed away just 4 days before his birthday. He died of a stroke in 2002. His great accuracy and astonishing power made him a sensational golfer. He was a legendary figure who leaved the world leaving behind thousands of reasons to remember him. Challenging his own abilities and expanding his horizon of working, Sam Snead had pushed himself to the height of success he stood in those days through the dedication and hard work of years. He had proved himself as one of the most successful golfer in the world of Hollywood. Supported by his great skills and accuracy, he was really an astonishing player with gifted abilities and skills. He had gained centuries worth success in the years he lived.

Senior wins of Sam Snead:

Senior wins (14)

·         1964 PGA Seniors' Championship, World Seniors

·         1965 PGA Seniors' Championship, World Seniors

·         1967 PGA Seniors' Championship

·         1970 PGA Seniors' Championship, World Seniors

·         1972 PGA Seniors' Championship, World Seniors

·         1973 PGA Seniors' Championship, World Seniors

·         1978 Legends of Golf (with Gardner Dickinson)

·         1980 Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am

·         1982 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Don January)

Other wins:

Other wins

·         1936 West Virginia Open

·         1937 West Virginia Open

·         1938 West Virginia Open

·         1940 Ontario Open (Canada)

·         1941 Center Open (Argentina)

·         1948 West Virginia Open

·         1949 North and South Open, 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

·         1961 West Virginia Open, Sam Snead Festival

·         1964 Haig & Haig Scotch Foursome (with Shirley Englehorn)

·         1966 West Virginia Open

·         1967 West Virginia Open

·         1968 West Virginia Open

·         1970 West Virginia Open

 

On additon, he had won Masters Tournaments in the year 1949, 1952, 1954, U.S. Open in the year 1937, 1947, 1949, 1953, The Open Championship in the year 1946 and PGA Championship in the year 1942, 1949 and 1951.  He was crowned World Gold Hall of Fame in the year 1974, PGA Tour leading money winner in the year 1938, 1949, 1950, PGA Player of the year in the year 1949, Vardon Trophy in the year 1938, 1949, 1950, 1955 and PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1998.

Expanding his horizon of success utilizing his abilities and talent she had drawn an irreplaceable place in the world of sports. The determination of years had made him stand in the social and economic position he was in those days. He stands as a role model to those people who seek the light of success through dedication and determination. He gave a perfect example than the success holds no other success than hard work. Dedicated from his very early days, he made himself an economically well-established golfer with handsome amount of net worth while he was alive. Even his physical appearance exists no more, his contributions have made his memories immortal.