GOLFER

Sam Snead

1912 - 2002

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Samuel Jackson Snead (pronounced [sni:d]; May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the world for the better part of four decades (having won PGA of America and Senior PGA Tour events over six decades) and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Snead was awarded a record 94 gold medallions, for wins in PGA of America (referred to by most as the PGA) Tour events and later credited with winning a record 82 PGA Tour events, including seven majors. He never won the U.S. Open, though he was runner-up four times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Snead has received more than 1,272,569 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sam Snead is the 9th most popular golfer (down from 8th in 2019), the 8,444th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,596th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Golfer.

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Among GOLFERS

Among golfers, Sam Snead ranks 9 out of 62. Before him are Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Gary Player, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Ben Hogan, and Bernhard Langer. After him are Walter Hagen, Lee Trevino, Old Tom Morris, Greg Norman, George Lyon, and Tom Watson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, Sam Snead ranks 283Before him are Camilo Ponce Enríquez, Cliff Bastin, Toni Merkens, Connie Sawyer, Wilhelm Baumann, and Roger Michelot. After him are Reta Shaw, Harry Hay, Bayard Rustin, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Leslie Johnson, and Karl Kreutzberg. Among people deceased in 2002, Sam Snead ranks 244Before him are Geoffrey Crossley, Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal, Mahmoud Fayad, Katrin Cartlidge, Vladimir Vasyutin, and John R. Pierce. After him are Signe Hasso, Mustafa Mansour, Pauline Chan Bo-Lin, Sergei Bodrov Jr., Harry Hay, and John Gorton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Snead ranks 8,444 out of 15,968. Before him are Sabin Carr (1904), Yip Harburg (1896), Steve Railsback (1945), Kevin Williamson (1965), Thomas Ligotti (1953), and Gil Gerard (1943). After him are Jessica Szohr (1985), Shawnee Smith (1969), Alice Lake (1895), Vinnie Moore (1964), Scott Gorham (1951), and Kim Kashkashian (1952).

Among GOLFERS In United States

Among golfers born in United States, Sam Snead ranks 6Before him are Jack Nicklaus (1940), Arnold Palmer (1929), Tiger Woods (1975), Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911), and Ben Hogan (1912). After him are Walter Hagen (1892), Lee Trevino (1939), Tom Watson (1949), Byron Nelson (1912), Phil Mickelson (1970), and Fred Couples (1959).