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The 1960 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to December 11. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Arnold Palmer won the most tournaments, eight, and there were two first-time winners. Palmer was the leading money winner with earnings of $75,263. Palmer was voted the PGA Player of the Year[1] and Billy Casper won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1960 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 12 Los Angeles Open[2] California   Dow Finsterwald (9) 280 (−4) 5,500
Jan 18 Yorba Linda Open Invitational California   Jerry Barber (3) 278 (−10) 2,800
Jan 24 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Ken Venturi (9) 286 (−2) 4,000
Jan 31 San Diego Open Invitational California   Mike Souchak (11) 269 (−19) 2,800
Feb 7 Palm Springs Desert Golf Classic California   Arnold Palmer (14) 338 (−20) 12,000
Feb 15 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona   Jack Fleck (2) 273 (−11) 3,150
Feb 21 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona   Don January (2) 271 (−9) 2,800
Feb 28 Texas Open Invitational Texas   Arnold Palmer (15) 276 (−12) 2,800
Mar 6 Baton Rouge Open Invitational Louisiana   Arnold Palmer (16) 279 (−9) 2,000
Mar 13 Pensacola Open Invitational Florida   Arnold Palmer (17) 273 (−15) 2,000
Mar 21 St. Petersburg Open Invitational Florida   George Bayer (4) 282 (−6) 2,000
Mar 27 De Soto Open Invitational Florida   Sam Snead (79) 276 (−8) 5,300
Apr 3 Azalea Open North Carolina   Tom Nieporte (2) 277 (−11) 2,000
Apr 10 Masters Tournament Georgia   Arnold Palmer (18) 282 (−6) 17,500
Apr 17 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Sam Snead (80) 270 (−14) 2,800
Apr 24 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana   Dow Finsterwald (10) 270 (−18) 3,500
May 3 Houston Classic[3] Texas   Bill Collins (2) 280 (−8) 5,300
May 8 Tournament of Champions Nevada   Jerry Barber (4) 268 (−20) 10,000
May 15 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Julius Boros (9) 280 (E) 5,000
May 22 Hot Springs Open Invitational Arkansas   Bill Collins (3) 275 (−13) 2,800
May 22 Sam Snead Festival West Virginia   Dave Marr (n/a)[4] 265 (−15) 2,000
May 29 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana   Doug Ford (15) 270 (−14) 9,000
Jun 6 Memphis Open Invitational[5] Tennessee   Tommy Bolt (14) 273 (−7) 4,300
Jun 12 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma   Gene Littler (15) 273 (−11) 4,300
Jun 18 U.S. Open Colorado   Arnold Palmer (19) 280 (−4) 14,400
Jul 4 Buick Open Invitational Michigan   Mike Souchak (12) 282 (−6) 9,000
Jul 9 British Open Scotland   Kel Nagle (1) 278 (−10) 3,500
Jul 9 Canadian Open Canada   Art Wall, Jr. (11) 269 (−19) 3,500
Jul 17 Western Open Michigan   Stan Leonard (3) 278 (−10) 5,000
Jul 24 PGA Championship Ohio   Jay Hebert (5) 281 (+1) 11,000
Jul 31 Eastern Open Invitational Maryland   Gene Littler (16) 273 (−15) 3,500
Aug 7 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut   Arnold Palmer (20) 270 (−14) 3,500
Aug 21 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota   Don Fairfield (2) 266 (−22) 4,300
Aug 28 Milwaukee Open Invitational Wisconsin   Ken Venturi (10) 271 (−9) 4,300
Sep 5 Dallas Open Invitational Texas   Johnny Pott (1) 275 (−5) 3,500
Sep 12 Utah Open Invitational Utah   Bill Johnston (2) 262 (−22) 2,800
Sep 18 Carling Open Invitational Washington   Ernie Vossler (3) 272 (−12) 3,500
Sep 25 Portland Open Invitational Oregon   Billy Casper (11) 266 (−22) 2,800
Oct 3 Hesperia Open Invitational California   Billy Casper (12) 275 (−13) 2,000
Oct 16 Orange County Open Invitational California   Billy Casper (13) 276 (−8) 2,000
Nov 20 Cajun Classic Louisiana   Lionel Hebert (3) 272 (−12) 2,000
Nov 27 Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational Alabama   Arnold Palmer (21) 274 (−14) 2,000
Dec 4 West Palm Beach Open Invitational Florida   Johnny Pott (2) 278 (−10) 2,000
Dec 11 Coral Gables Open Invitational Florida   Bob Goalby (2) 272 (−12) 2,800

Source:[6][7]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf Award To Palmer". Youngstown Vindicator. Youngstown, Ohio. AP. October 9, 1960. p. D-8. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Finsterwald L.A. Champ; Monti Slips". Chicago Tribune. Illinois. AP. January 13, 1960. p. 45.
  3. ^ "Bill Collins Winner Over Arnold Palmer". Milwaukee Journal. Wisconsin. May 4, 1960. p. 15.
  4. ^ (Unofficial win)
  5. ^ "Bolt Wins Playoff by Stroke; Hogan 2d". Chicago Tribune. Illinois. AP. June 7, 1960. p. 4:1.
  6. ^ "1960 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  7. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 616–23. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.

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