Death of Sam Snead

May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002
Hot Springs, Virginia | Age 89

Golfing legend dead at 89
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"Slammin' Sam'' Snead could hit the ball a country mile with a swing that was the sweetest in golf.

"It was a gift, something you can't teach,'' two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange said. "His hands looked like they were born to have a golf club in them.''

Snead, one of golf's greatest players with seven major championship, a record 81 victories on the PGA Tour and an ageless game that produced titles in six decades, died May 23. He was 89.

"He brought so much...

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