Jay Hebert

Jay Hebert (1 USPGA, 2 Ryder Cup's.)

1923 - 1997

Junius Joseph "Jay" Hebert (February 14, 1923 – May 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer. He won seven times on the PGA Tour including the 1960 PGA Championship.[1] His younger brother, Lionel Hebert, also won the PGA Championship, in 1957. He played on the 1959 and 1961 Ryder Cup teams and was captain for the 1971 team.

Hebert served in the Marines in World War II and rose to the rank of captain. He was wounded in the left thigh at the Battle of Iwo Jima and awarded a Purple Heart.[2][3] Following the war, he played golf at LSU, where he and teammate Gardner Dickinson led the Tigers to the national championship in 1947.

Hebert worked as the playing pro at Mayfair Country Club in Sanford, Florida in the 1950s. The club was home to a PGA Tour event, the Mayfair Inn Open, from 1955–58.[4]

Hebert was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame[5] and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame[6] in 1982.

Cajun by ethnicity, he was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana and died in HoustonTexas. His son, Jean-Paul Hebert, played golf at the University of Texas.[7]