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The 1965 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to November 28. The season consisted of 40 official money events. Jack Nicklaus won the most tournaments, five, and there were six first-time winners. Jack Nicklaus was the leading money winner with earnings of $140,752. Dave Marr 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 1965 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 11 Los Angeles Open California   Paul Harney (5) 276 (−8) 12,000
Jan 17 San Diego Open Invitational California   Wes Ellis (3) 267 (−17) 4,850
Jan 24 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Bruce Crampton (4) 284 (−3) 11,000
Jan 31 Lucky International Open California   George Archer (1) 278 (−6) 8,500
Feb 7 Bob Hope Desert Classic California   Billy Casper (25) 348 (−12) 15,000
Feb 14 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona   Rod Funseth (1) 274 (−14) 10,500
Feb 21 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona   Bob Charles (3) 271 (−17) 6,800
Mar 7 Pensacola Open Invitational[2] Florida   Doug Sanders (13) 277 (−11) 10,000
Mar 14 Doral Open Invitational[3] Florida   Doug Sanders (14) 274 (−14) 11,000
Mar 21 Jacksonville Open[4] Florida   Bert Weaver (1) 285 (−3) 8,500
Mar 28 Azalea Open Invitational[5] North Carolina   Dick Hart (1) 276 (−12) 3,850
Apr 4 Greater Greensboro Open[6] North Carolina   Sam Snead (82) 273 (−11) 11,000
Apr 11 Masters Tournament Georgia   Jack Nicklaus (13) 271 (−17) 20,000
Apr 18 Houston Classic Texas   Bobby Nichols (6) 273 (−11) 12,000
Apr 25 Texas Open Invitational Texas   Frank Beard (2) 270 (−10) 7,500
May 2 Tournament of Champions Nevada   Arnold Palmer (45) 277 (−11) 14,000
May 11 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Bruce Crampton (5) 276 (−4) 20,000
May 16 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana   Dick Mayer (7) 273 (−15) 20,000
May 23 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee   Jack Nicklaus (14) 271 (−9) 9,000
May 30 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana   Bruce Crampton (6) 279 (−5) 15,200
Jun 6 Buick Open Invitational Michigan   Tony Lema (10) 280 (−8) 20,000
Jun 13 Cleveland Open Invitational Ohio   Dan Sikes (2) 272 (−12) 25,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open Missouri   Gary Player (10) 282 (+2) 26,000
Jun 27 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota   Raymond Floyd (2) 270 (−14) 20,000
Jul 4 Western Open Illinois   Billy Casper (26) 270 (−14) 11,000
Jul 9 British Open England   Peter Thomson (6) 285 (−3) 4,900
Jul 17 Canadian Open Canada   Gene Littler (20) 273 (−7) 20,000
Jul 25 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut   Billy Casper (27) 274 (−10) 11,000
Aug 1 Thunderbird Classic New York   Jack Nicklaus (15) 270 (−18) 20,000
Aug 8 Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania   Jack Nicklaus (16) 277 (−11) 24,300
Aug 15 PGA Championship Pennsylvania   Dave Marr (3) 280 (−4) 25,000
Aug 23 Carling World Open Massachusetts   Tony Lema (11) 279 (−5) 35,000
Aug 29 American Golf Classic Ohio   Al Geiberger (3) 280 (E) 20,000
Sep 5 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma   Jack Rule, Jr. (2) 283 (−5) 10,000
Sep 19 Portland Open Invitational Oregon   Jack Nicklaus (17) 273 (−15) 6,600
Sep 26 Greater Seattle Open Invitational Washington   Gay Brewer (5) 279 (−9) 6,600
Oct 23 Sahara Invitational Nevada   Billy Casper (28) 269 (−15) 20,000
Oct 31 Almaden Open Invitational California   Bobby Verwey (1) 273 (−15) 6,800
Nov 7 Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Gay Brewer (6) 281 (−7) 9,000
Nov 28 Cajun Classic Louisiana   Babe Hiskey (1) 275 (−13) 4,250

Source:[7][8]

Money leadersEdit

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 140,752
2 Tony Lema   United States 101,816
3 Billy Casper   United States 99,931
4 Doug Sanders   United States 72,182
5 Gary Player   South Africa 69,964
6 Bruce Devlin   Australia 67,657
7 Dave Marr   United States 63,375
8 Al Geiberger   United States 59,699
9 Gene Littler   United States 58,898
10 Arnold Palmer   United States 57,770

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PGA Names Dave Marr Best Of 1965". The Miami News. Miami, Florida. AP. October 19, 1965. p. 3B. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Sanders Nips Nicklaus In Sudden Death". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania. AP. March 8, 1965. p. 35.
  3. ^ "Doug Sanders Awaits Bid To Masters". Toledo Blade. Ohio. AP. March 15, 1965. p. 16–17.
  4. ^ "Bert Weaver Wins Jacksonville Open Golf Tournament". Lodi News-Sentinel. California. UPI. March 22, 1965. p. 10.
  5. ^ "Dick Hart Wins Azalea Open In Sudden-Death Play". Lodi News-Sentinel. California. UPI. March 29, 1965. p. 8.
  6. ^ Alyta, Ken (April 5, 1965). "Sam Snead Wins Eighth Greensboro Open Golf Tourney". Lewiston Daily Sun. Maine. AP. p. 14.
  7. ^ "1965 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. 650–6. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
  9. ^ "Jack Nicklaus Was Golf's Top Money Winner". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Lewiston, Idaho. AP. December 5, 1965. p. 19. Retrieved March 20, 2013.

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