|Was||Military officer Athlete Golfer Soldier Officer|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||14 February 1923, St. Martinville, USA|
|Death||25 May 1997, Houston, USA (aged 74 years)|
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. His younger brother, Lionel Hebert, also won the PGA Championship, in 1957, the last edition at match play. Jay 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. 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 to 1958.
Hebert was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 1982.
A Cajun by ethnicity, he was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana, and died in Houston, Texas. His son, Jean-Paul Hebert, played golf at the University of Texas.
Professional wins (10)
PGA Tour wins (7)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||Jan 13, 1957||Bing Crosby National Pro-AmGolf Championship||74-69-70=213||−3||2 strokes||Cary Middlecoff|
|2||Feb 17, 1957||Texas Open Invitational||68-69-67-67=271||−13||1 stroke||Ed Furgol|
|3||Apr 27, 1958||Lafayette Open Invitational||69-69-68-67=273||−11||5 strokes|| Leo Biagetti|
|4||Oct 18, 1959||Orange County Open Invitational||68-68-68-69=273||−11||2 strokes|| Jack Fleck|
|5||Jul 24, 1960||PGA Championship||72-67-72-70=281||+1||1 stroke||Jim Ferrier|
|6||Apr 24, 1961||Houston Classic||69-71-69-67=276||−4||Playoff||Ken Venturi|
|7||Aug 27, 1961||American Golf Classic||70-67-68-73=278||−2||Playoff||Gary Player|
- Major championship is shown in bold.
PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1956||Western Open|| Mike Fetchick
|Fetchick won 18-hole playoff|
(Fetchick:66, Hebert:71, Ford:72, January:75)
|2||1961||Houston Classic||Ken Venturi||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
after 18-hole playoff (Hebert:69, Venturi:69)
|3||1961||American Golf Classic||Gary Player||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Other wins (2)
- 1954 Long Island Open
- 1955 Long Island PGA Championship
Senior wins (1)
- 1994 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf – Demaret Division (with Al Balding)
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1960||PGA Championship||1 shot deficit||+1 (72-67-72-70=281)||1 stroke||Jim Ferrier|
Note: Hebert never played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1964 PGA Championship)
WD = withdrew
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF, F = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1953 U.S. Open – 1960 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 6 (1957 Masters – 1959 Masters)