J. C.Snead won eight tournaments on the PGA Tour and four on the Champions Tour (Seniors Tour)….with one international championship…..who was also a member of the 1971, 1973 and 1975 Ryder Cup teams. Snead’s biggest career disappointment is that he never won a major championship on the PGA Tour…. however, Snead made his career mark as one of the tour’s most consistent players with more than 7 million dollars in career earnings…..while recording two runner-up finishes in majors….after finishing 2nd at 1973 Masters Tournament and in a tie for 2nd at the 1978 U.S. Open….when he was also twice runner-up in The Players Championship in 1974 and 1976….and finishing behind Jack Nicklaus on both occasions.
Seve Ballesteros (April 9, 1957 – May 7, 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer…..who was a World # 1 and one of the sport’s leading figures from the mid-1970’s to the mid-1990’s. A member of a gifted golfing family, he won 90 international tournaments in his career….which included five PGA major championships between 1979 and 1988…..to include the British Open Championship three times….and the Masters Tournament twice…..who gained his attention in the golfing world in 1976….when at the age of 19, he finished second at The British Open. He played a leading role in the re-emergence of European golf, helping the European Ryder Cup team to five wins both as a player and captain. He is generally regarded as the greatest Continental European golfer of all time.