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The 1964 PGA Tour season was played from January 3 to November 22. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Tony Lema won the most tournaments, five, and there were seven first-time winners. Jack Nicklaus was the leading money winner with earnings of $113,285. Ken Venturi was voted the PGA Player of the Year[1] and Arnold Palmer won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

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Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1964 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 Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Jan 6 Los Angeles Open California   Paul Harney (4) 280 (−4) 50,000 7,500
Jan 12 San Diego Open Invitational California   Art Wall Jr. (12) 274 (−6) 30,000 4,000
Jan 19 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Tony Lema (5) 284 (−4) 60,000 5,800
Jan 27 Lucky International Open[2] California   Chi-Chi Rodríguez (2) 272 (−12) 50,000 7,500
Feb 2 Palm Springs Golf Classic California   Tommy Jacobs (4) 353 (−7) 50,000 7,500
Feb 9 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona   Jack Nicklaus (9) 271 (−13) 50,000 7,500
Feb 16 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona   Jacky Cupit (3) 274 (−14) 4,000
Mar 2 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana   Mason Rudolph (3) 283 (−5) 50,000 7,500
Mar 9 Pensacola Open[3] Florida   Gary Player (8) 274 (−14) 30,000 4,000
Mar 15 St. Petersburg Open Invitational Florida   Bruce Devlin (1) 272 (−16) 3,300
Mar 22 Doral Open Invitational Florida   Billy Casper (21) 277 (−11) 50,000 7,500
Mar 30 Azalea Open North Carolina   Al Besselink (4) 282 (−6) 20,000 2,700
Apr 5 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Julius Boros (13) 277 (−7) 45,000 6,600
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia   Arnold Palmer (43) 276 (−12) 129,800 20,000
Apr 19 Houston Classic Texas   Mike Souchak (14) 278 (−6) 50,000 7,500
Apr 26 Texas Open Invitational Texas   Bruce Crampton (3) 273 (−7) 40,000 5,800
May 3 Tournament of Champions Nevada   Jack Nicklaus (10) 279 (−9) 12,000
May 3 Waco Turner Open Oklahoma   Pete Brown (1) 280 (−8) 2,700
May 10 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Billy Casper (22) 279 (−1) 75,000 14,000
May 18 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma   Arnold Palmer (44) 277 (−11) 5,800
May 24 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee   Mike Souchak (15) 270 (−10) 50,000 7,500
May 31 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana   Gary Player (9) 273 (−11) 12,000
Jun 7 Thunderbird Classic New York   Tony Lema (6) 276 (−12) 100,000 20,000
Jun 14 Buick Open Invitational Michigan   Tony Lema (7) 277 (−11) 8,000
Jun 20 U.S. Open Maryland   Ken Venturi (11) 278 (−2) 88,000 17,000
Jun 28 Cleveland Open Ohio   Tony Lema (8) 270 (−14) 100,000 20,000
Jul 5 Whitemarsh Open Invitational Pennsylvania   Jack Nicklaus (11) 276 (−12) 24,000
Jul 10 British Open Scotland   Tony Lema (9) 279 (−9) 23,800 4,200
Jul 19 PGA Championship Ohio   Bobby Nichols (4) 271 (−9) 100,000 18,000
Jul 26 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut   Ken Venturi (12) 273 (−11) 50,000 7,500
Aug 2 Canadian Open Canada   Kel Nagle (2) 277 (−7) 50,000 7,500
Aug 9 Western Open Illinois   Chi-Chi Rodríguez (3) 268 (−16) 11,000
Aug 16 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota   Chuck Courtney (1) 272 (−12) 11,500
Aug 23 American Golf Classic Ohio   Ken Venturi (13) 275 (−5) 50,000 7,500
Aug 30 Carling World Open Michigan   Bobby Nichols (5) 278 (−2) 35,000
Sep 7 Dallas Open Invitational Texas   Charles Coody (1) 271 (−9) 40,000 5,800
Sep 20 Portland Open Invitational Oregon   Jack Nicklaus (12) 275 (−13) 40,000 5,800
Sep 27 Greater Seattle Open Invitational Washington   Billy Casper (23) 265 (−15) 40,000 5,800
Oct 4 Fresno Open Invitational California   George Knudson (3) 280 (−8) 5,000
Oct 11 Sunset-Camellia Open Invitational California   Bob McCallister (2) 281 (−3) 3,300
Oct 18 Sahara Invitational Nevada   R. H. Sikes (1) 275 (−9) 77,777 12,000
Oct 25 Mountain View Open California   Jack McGowan (1) 273 (−11) 40,000 5,800
Nov 3 Almaden Open Invitational[4] California   Billy Casper (24) 279 (−9) 25,000 3,300
Nov 22 Cajun Classic Open Invitational Louisiana   Miller Barber (1) 277 (−7) 3,300

Source:[5][6]

Money leadersEdit

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 113,285
2 Arnold Palmer   United States 113,203
3 Billy Casper   United States 90,130
4 Tony Lema   United States 74,130
5 Bobby Nichols   United States 74,013
6 Ken Venturi   United States 62,466
7 Gary Player   South Africa 64,490
8 Mason Rudolph   United States 52,569
9 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   United States 49,339
10 Mike Souchak   United States 39,559

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "P.G.A. Picks Venturi As Golfer of Year". The New York Times. UPI. October 4, 1964. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Rodriguez Steady To Nip January". Beaver County Times. Pennsylvania. UPI. January 28, 1964. p. 12.
  3. ^ "Player Has 71 To Win Playoff". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Florida. AP. March 10, 1964. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Casper Beats Brown In Almaden Playoff". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania. UPI. November 4, 1964. p. 74.
  5. ^ "1964 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  6. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 643–50. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
  7. ^ "Nicklaus Exempt From Fees In 1965 Events". The Robesonian. Lumberton, North Carolina. AP. November 24, 1964. p. 8. Retrieved March 20, 2013.

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