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Samuel Jackson Snead
(May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American
who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82
events, including seven
. He never won the
, though he was runner-up four times.
Snead's nickname was "Slammin' Sammy" and he was admired by many for having the so-called "perfect swing," which generated many imitators. Snead was famed for his folksy image, wearing a straw hat, playing
s barefoot, and making such statements as "Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt. " He was inducted into the
World Golf Hall of Fame
in 1974, and received the
PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award
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