1957: Dutch Harrison wins the Sam Snead Festival at The Greenbrier


Dutch Harrison wins the Sam Snead Festival

On this day, In 1957 St. Louis native Dutch Harrison won the Sam Snead Golf Festival at The Greenbrier Resort.  Harrison notched a eight under par 62 in the final round for a total of 266.  He even challenged Ed (Porky) Oliver’s 1951 competitive record at The Greenbrier but came up a stroke short.  He earned $2,300 for the victory and walked to the finish line after his competitors had fallen off track.

Paul Harvey who was in contention fell to a two over par 72 due to his bad putting.  This dropped him into a tie in second place with the host, Sam Snead.  Ben Hogan was also in contention but fell off when he shot a one over par 71.

The Sam Snead Festival

The Sam Snead Festival was an unofficial money golf tournament, played from 1949 to 1961, at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It attracted many PGA Tour players and was won by longtime Greenbrier club pro Sam Snead five times.

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