May 1, 1997 |
Black golfers Jim Dent and Walter Morgan said they've been exchanging racial banter with the likes of white golfer J.C. Snead for years, and weren't offended by recent remarks Fuzzy Zoeller made about Tiger Woods. "The guy was making a joke," Dent said. "We do that kind of stuff all the time out here." "We call J.C. a hillbilly redneck from Virginia and everything, and he jokes back," Morgan said. "We're just having fun out here."
April 23, 1995 |
It's time to throw away the idea that the PGA West Stadium Course is too tough for the Senior PGA Tour. In team play, the old guys can handle one of the most challenging courses in the country rather well. On Saturday, conditions once again were ideal in the desert--warm and calm--for the second round of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf event. Organizers lengthened some holes and toughened some pin placements, but still, the birdies and eagles kept coming.
February 6, 1995 |
J.C. Snead tapped in a 2 1/2-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to defeat Ray Floyd and win the Royal Caribbean Classic. Snead, the 54-year-old nephew of golf legend Sam Snead, shot a six-under-par 65 for a 209 total to win $127,500, the richest payday of his career. Gallery favorite Robert Landers, the struggling cattle farmer from Azel, Texas, finished his senior tour debut with a 74 for a three-day total of 228.
August 14, 1993 |
Tom Weiskopf and J.C. Snead shot five-under-par 67s Friday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Senior Tour's Franklin Quest Championship at Park City, Utah. Weiskopf had six birdies and one bogey over the par-72, 7,300-yard Park Meadows Golf Course. Snead had seven birdies and two bogeys over the windblown mountain course. At 68 were Dave Stockton, Bob Betley, Bob Wynn and Tom Shaw, with Larry Laoretti and Dale Douglass at 69.
June 14, 1992 |
J.C. Snead felt the Senior Players Championship tightening around his throat. "I was choking," Snead said. "It seemed like every time I'd make a birdie, I'd come back with a bogey. And it wasn't even on the tough holes. I just had seven- and eight-foot putts for birdies, and I couldn't make any of them." It didn't matter. Snead had such a big lead he was able to maintain a five-stroke lead with even-par 72 in the third round Saturday at Dearborn, Mich. Snead finished the day at 13-under-par 203.
June 11, 1989 |
J.C. Snead shot a one-under-par 70 Saturday and moved into a three-way tie for the lead with Dick Mast and Australian Wayne Grady in the third round of the Westchester golf tournament at Harrison, N.Y. Mast, who has yet to win in nine seasons on the PGA Tour, and Grady, not yet a winner in the United States, each shot a 71 on the soggy course to share the lead with Snead, 48, at 205. Scott Hoch, who shot a 67, and Mark Lye, who had a...