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Friday, 24 May, 2002, 10:16 GMT 11:16 UK
Remember Sam Snead
Sam Snead won events in six decades
Sam Snead, the PGA Tour's all-time leader with 81 victories, has died aged 89 following complications from a stroke.

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"Slammin' Sammy" won three US Masters, three US PGA Championships, one Open Championship and has been credited with 135 worldwide wins.

Snead, famous for his straw hat, keen sense of humour and elegant swing, also won tour-sponsored events in six different decades.

John Schlee, runner-up in the US Open in 1973, once said: "Watching Sam Snead practice hitting golf balls is like watching a fish practice swimming".

Remember a golfing legend.


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You were one of the greats, if not the greatest, of your time.
Paul Moreton, Birmingham

It is with great sorrow that followers of golf greet the sad news of Sam Snead's departure. A great man of a great era. I was fortunate enough to see him play in the display match at the 2000 St Andrews' Open. He was one of a kind and will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
Deirdre A Stewart, Scotland

One of the greats has left us with great memories. Portmarnock Golf Club still remembers his famous Canada Cup victory in the 1960's with Arnold Palmer.
Alan, Ireland

Sam Snead's name may not mean much to today's younger audience, but he was a true legend of the sport.
Leonard, Dorset

Golfing great Sam Snead has died

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