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David Snell (golfer)

David Snell
Personal information
Full nameDavid Snell
Born (1933-10-10) 10 October 1933 (age 86)
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality England
Career
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT30: 1958

David Snell (born 10 October 1933) is an English professional golfer. He is remembered for winning the News of the World Matchplay in 1959, taking the first prize of £750. He beat Harry Weetman 3&2 in the final.[1] Snell was unlucky not to make the 1959 Ryder Cup team. In both 1957 and 1961 any British or Irish winner of the News of the World Matchplay received an automatic place in the team. Unfortunately he performed badly in the last event before the final selection, the Dunlop Masters, and was not chosen.

Snell tied for the 1963 Rediffusion Tournament on Jersey but lost in the playoff to Alex Caygill at the second extra hole, sharing second place with Flory Van Donck.[2] He played for England in the 1965 Canada Cup with Guy Wolstenholme. They finished in a tie for fourth place.[3]

Tournament wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
The Open Championship CUT T30 CUT CUT T41 CUT CUT CUT CUT T37 T31 CUT CUT CUT T58 CUT CUT

Note: Snell only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1969, 1972 and 1973 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

References

  1. ^ "Match-play title for Snell – Chance of Ryder Cup place". The Glasgow Herald. 14 September 1959. p. 9.
  2. ^ "Victory for Caygill in play-off". The Glasgow Herald. 30 September 1963. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Canada Cup for South Africa". The Glasgow Herald. 4 October 1965. p. 6.

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