Sam Snead Boulevard skirts near three golf courses at The Greenbrier resort, where Snead became the golf pro in 1936 and was golf pro emeritus from 1993 until his death in May 2002.
'The Greenbrier was his home away from home,' said Jack Snead, his son.
Gov. Bob Wise said that when he began playing golf in the 1960s, his father wanted him to 'play like Sam Snead.'
Snead's 81 victories on the tour were 11 more than Jack Nicklaus' total. Snead's first victory came in 1936, and his last came in 1982 at the Legends of Golf, when he teamed with Don January.
A three-time Masters champion, Snead also won the PGA
Championship three times. He won the British Open once and had
several near misses in the U.S. Open.
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