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The 1962 PGA Tour season was played from January 5 to December 9. The season consisted of 50 official money events. Arnold Palmer won the most tournaments, eight, and there were seven first-time winners. Palmer was the leading money winner with earnings of $81,448. Palmer was voted the PGA Player of the Year[1] and also won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1962 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 8 Los Angeles Open California   Phil Rodgers (1) 268 (−16) 7,500
Jan 14 San Diego Open Invitational California   Tommy Jacobs (2) 277 (−7) 3,500
Jan 22 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am[2] California   Doug Ford (17) 286 (−2) 5,300
Jan 28 Lucky International Open California   Gene Littler (18) 274 (−10) 9,000
Feb 4 Palm Springs Golf Classic California   Arnold Palmer (28) 342 (−17) 5,300
Feb 11 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona   Arnold Palmer (29) 269 (−15) 5,300
Feb 18 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona   Phil Rodgers (2) 263 (−17) 2,800
Feb 25 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana   Bo Wininger (4) 281 (−7) 4,300
Mar 4 Baton Rouge Open Invitational Louisiana   Joe Campbell (2) 274 (−14) 2,800
Mar 11 Pensacola Open Invitational Florida   Doug Sanders (9) 270 (−18) 2,800
Mar 19 St. Petersburg Open Invitational[3] Florida   Bobby Nichols (1) 272 (−16) 2,800
Mar 26 Doral C.C. Open Invitational[4] Florida   Billy Casper (15) 283 (−5) 9,000
Apr 1 Azalea Open North Carolina   Dave Marr (2) 281 (−7) 2,800
Apr 9 Masters Tournament Georgia   Arnold Palmer (30) 280 (−8) 20,000
Apr 15 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Billy Casper (16) 275 (−9) 5,300
Apr 23 Houston Classic[5] Texas   Bobby Nichols (2) 278 (−2) 9,000
Apr 29 Texas Open Invitational Texas   Arnold Palmer (31) 273 (−11) 4,300
May 6 Tournament of Champions Nevada   Arnold Palmer (32) 276 (−12) 11,000
May 6 Waco Turner Open Oklahoma   Johnny Pott (3) 276 (−16) 2,800
May 14 Colonial National Invitation[6] Texas   Arnold Palmer (33) 281 (+1) 7,000
May 20 Hot Springs Open Invitational Arkansas   Al Johnston (1) 273 (−15) 2,800
May 27 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana   Billy Casper (17) 264 (−20) 9,000
Jun 3 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee   Lionel Hebert (4) 267 (−13) 6,400
Jun 10 Thunderbird Classic Invitational New Jersey   Gene Littler (19) 275 (−13) 25,000
Jun 17 U.S. Open Pennsylvania   Jack Nicklaus (1) 283 (−1) 17,500
Jun 24 Eastern Open Invitational Maryland   Doug Ford (18) 279 (−9) 5,300
Jul 1 Western Open Illinois   Jacky Cupit (2) 281 (−3) 11,000
Jul 8 Buick Open Invitational Michigan   Bill Collins (4) 284 (−4) 9,000
Jul 13 British Open Scotland   Arnold Palmer (34) 276 (−12) 3,920
Jul 15 Motor City Open Michigan   Bruce Crampton (2) 267 (−17) 5,300
Jul 22 PGA Championship Pennsylvania   Gary Player (6) 278 (−2) 13,000
Jul 29 Canadian Open Canada   Ted Kroll (8) 278 (−10) 4,300
Aug 5 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut   Bob Goalby (5) 271 (−13) 5,300
Aug 12 American Golf Classic Ohio   Arnold Palmer (35) 276 (−4) 9,000
Aug 19 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota   Doug Sanders (10) 269 (−19) 4,300
Aug 26 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma   Doug Sanders (11) 280 (−8) 5,300
Sep 3 Dallas Open Invitational Texas   Billy Maxwell (7) 277 (−3) 5,300
Sep 9 Denver Open Invitational Colorado   Bob Goalby (6) 277 (−3) 4,300
Sep 16 Seattle World's Fair Open Invitational Washington   Jack Nicklaus (2) 265 (−15) 4,300
Sep 23 Portland Open Invitational Oregon   Jack Nicklaus (3) 269 (−19) 3,500
Sep 30 Sahara Invitational Nevada   Tony Lema (1) 270 (−14) 2,800
Oct 14 Bakersfield Open Invitational California   Billy Casper (18) 272 (−16) 6,400
Oct 21 Ontario Open Invitational California   Al Geiberger (1) 276 (−8) 3,500
Oct 28 Orange County Open Invitational California   Tony Lema (2) 267 (−17) 2,800
Nov 4 Beaumont Open Invitational Texas   Dave Ragan (2) 283 (−5) 2,800
Nov 11 Cajun Classic Open Invitational Louisiana   John Barnum (1) 270 (−14) 2,400
Nov 18 Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational Alabama   Tony Lema (3) 273 (−15) 2,000
Nov 25 Carling Open Invitational Florida   Bo Wininger (5) 274 (−10) 5,300
Dec 2 West Palm Beach Open Invitational Florida   Dave Ragan (3) 277 (−11) 2,800
Dec 9 Coral Gables Open Invitational Florida   Gardner Dickinson (3) 274 (−10) 2,800

Source:[7][8]

Money leadersEdit

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Arnold Palmer   United States 81,448
2 Gene Littler   United States 66,201
3 Jack Nicklaus   United States 61,869
4 Billy Casper   United States 61,842
5 Bob Goalby   United States 46,241
6 Gary Player   South Africa 45,838
7 Doug Sanders   United States 43,340
8 Dave Ragan   United States 37,327
9 Bobby Nichols   United States 34,312
10 Phil Rodgers   United States 32,182

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Palmer Tops PGA Ranks Second Time". The Daily Courier. Connellsville, Pennsylvania. UPI. October 4, 1962. p. 6. For the first time, the award was open to PGA members only, so Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, both approved tournament players, were not eligible.
  2. ^ "An Old (39) Ford Beats Young Joe". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. AP. January 23, 1962. p. 1-C.
  3. ^ "Nichols' Iron Shots Aid St. Pete Victory". The Pittsburg Press. Pennsylvania. UPI. March 20, 1962. p. 31.
  4. ^ "Casper Wins Doral Open Golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania. AP. March 27, 1962. p. 19.
  5. ^ "Nichols' Eagle Wins At Houston". Milwaukee Sentinel. Wisconsin. UPI. April 24, 1962. p. 4:2.
  6. ^ "Palmer Takes Colonial Gold From Pott In Playoffs". Prescott Evening Courier. Arizona. UPI. May 15, 1962. p. 5.
  7. ^ "1962 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  8. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 630–7. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
  9. ^ "Arnie Again Pro Golf's Top Winner". Beaver County Times. Beaver, Pennsylvania. UPI. December 11, 1962. p. 14. Retrieved March 19, 2013.

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