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PGA Championship winner Lionel Herbert dies at 72

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Lionel Herbert, who won the 1957 PGA Championship, died early Saturday at his home in Lafayette, La. He was 72.
 
Herbert won six PGA Tour titles, highlighted by his 2-and-1 victory over Dow Finsterwald in the '57 PGA Championship at Miami Valley in Dayton, Ohio.
 
Lionel and his late brother Jay, who captured the 1960 PGA Championship, were the most successful brother duo in Tour history.
 
Upon retiring, Herbert worked as a golf instructor. He served twice as national vice president of the PGA and as chariman of its Tournament Committee in 1962-63 and 1972-73.
 
The family has requested contributions in Herbert's name be made to the Kidney Foundation of Louisiana and the American Diabetes Association.
 

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