Sam Snead
FameRank: 6

"Won": 1949 Masters Tournament/1949, 1952 Masters Tournament/1952, 1954 Masters Tournament/1954

/ usopen = 2nd/T2: 1937 U.S. Open (golf)/1937, 1947 U.S. Open (golf)/1947, 1949 U.S. Open (golf)/1949, 1953 U.S. Open (golf)/1953

/ open = "Won": 1946 Open Championship/1946

/ pga = "Won": 1942 PGA Championship/1942, 1949 PGA Championship/1949, 1951 PGA Championship/1951

/ wghofid = sam-snead

/ wghofyear = 1974

/ award1 = PGA Tour#Money winners and most wins leaders/PGA Tour

leading money winner

/ year1 = 1938, 1949, 1950

/ award2 = PGA Player of the Year

/ year2 = 1949

/ award3 = Vardon Trophy

/ year3 = 1938, 1949, 1950, 1955

/ award4 = PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award/PGA Tour Lifetime

Achievement Award

/ year4 = 1998

/ awardssection =


"Samuel Jackson Snead" (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events, including seven Men's major golf championships/majors. He never won the U.S. Open (golf)/U.S. Open, though he was runner-up four times.

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The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.

The greens are harder than a whore's heart.

Forget your opponents; always play against par.

Of the mental hazards, being scared is the worst. When you get scared, you get tense.

Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out.

Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease.

The only reason I played golf was so that I could afford to go hunting and fishing.

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.

Golf is played with the arms.