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The 1968 PGA Tour season was played from January 11 to November 24. The season consisted of 46 official money events. Billy Casper won the most tournaments, six, and there were 11 first-time winners. Casper was the leading money winner with earnings of $205,169 and also won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average. The PGA Player of the Year was not awarded.

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Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1968 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 14 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Johnny Pott (5) 285 (−3) 16,000
Jan 21 Kaiser International Open Invitational California   Kermit Zarley (1) 273 (−15) 25,000
Jan 28 Los Angeles Open California   Billy Casper (35) 274 (−10) 20,000
Feb 4 Bob Hope Desert Classic California   Arnold Palmer (53) 348 (−12) 20,000
Feb 11 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California   Tom Weiskopf (1) 273 (−15) 30,000
Feb 18 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona   George Knudson (5) 272 (−12) 20,000
Feb 25 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona   George Knudson (6) 273 (−15) 20,000
Mar 10 Doral Open Invitational Florida   Gardner Dickinson (5) 275 (−13) 20,000
Mar 17 Florida Citrus Open Invitational Florida   Dan Sikes (5) 274 (−14) 23,000
Mar 25 Pensacola Open Invitational Florida   George Archer (3) 268 (−20) 16,000
Mar 31 Jacksonville Open Invitational Florida   Tony Jacklin (1) 273 (−15) 20,000
Apr 8 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Billy Casper (36) 267 (−17) 27,500
Apr 14 Masters Tournament Georgia   Bob Goalby (8) 277 (−11) 20,000
Apr 14 Rebel Yell Open Tennessee   Larry Mowry (1) 279 (−9) 2,800
Apr 21 Tournament of Champions Nevada   Don January (7) 276 (−8) 30,000
Apr 21 Azalea Open Invitational North Carolina   Steve Reid (1) 271 (−13) 5,000
Apr 28 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas   Miller Barber (3) 270 (−10) 20,000
May 5 Houston Champions International Texas   Roberto De Vicenzo (7) 274 (−10) 20,000
May 12 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana   George Archer (4) 271 (−17) 20,000
May 19 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Billy Casper (37) 275 (−5) 25,000
May 19 Magnolia State Classic Mississippi   Mac McLendon (n/a)[1] 269 (−19) 2,800
May 26 Memphis Open Invitational[2] Tennessee   Bob Lunn (1) 268 (−12) 20,000
Jun 2 Atlanta Classic Georgia   Bob Lunn (2) 280 (−8) 23,000
Jun 9 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana   Billy Casper (38) 280 (−8) 20,000
Jun 16 U.S. Open New York   Lee Trevino (1) 275 (−5) 30,000
Jun 23 Canadian Open Canada   Bob Charles (5) 274 (−6) 25,000
Jun 30 Cleveland Open Invitational Ohio   Dave Stockton (2) 276 (−8) 22,000
Jul 7 Buick Open Invitational Michigan   Tom Weiskopf (2) 280 (−8) 25,000
Jul 13 British Open Scotland   Gary Player (11) 289 (+1) 7,200
Jul 14 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin   Dave Stockton (3) 275 (−13) 40,000
Jul 21 PGA Championship Texas   Julius Boros (17) 281 (+1) 25,000
Jul 28 Minnesota Golf Classic[3] Minnesota   Dan Sikes (6) 272 (−12) 20,000
Aug 4 Western Open Illinois   Jack Nicklaus (26) 273 (−11) 26,000
Aug 11 American Golf Classic Ohio   Jack Nicklaus (27) 280 (E) 25,000
Aug 18 Westchester Classic New York   Julius Boros (18) 272 (−16) 50,000
Aug 25 Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania   Bob Murphy (1) 276 (−12) 20,000
Sep 2 Thunderbird Classic New Jersey   Bob Murphy (2) 277 (−11) 30,000
Sep 8 Greater Hartford Open Invitational Connecticut   Billy Casper (39) 266 (−18) 20,000
Sep 15 Kemper Open Massachusetts   Arnold Palmer (54) 276 (−12) 30,000
Sep 22 PGA National Team Championship Oklahoma   George Archer & Bobby Nichols (5/8) 265 (−22) 20,000
Sep 29 Robinson Open Illinois   Dean Refram (1) 270 (−18) 5,000
Oct 20 Sahara Invitational Nevada   Chi-Chi Rodríguez (5) 274 (−10) 20,000
Oct 27 Haig Open Invitational California   Bob Dickson (1) 271 (−13) 22,000
Nov 3 Lucky International Open[4] California   Billy Casper (40) 269 (−15) 20,000
Nov 10 Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Lee Trevino (2) 272 (−16) 25,000
Nov 24 Cajun Classic Louisiana   Ron Cerrudo (1) 270 (−18) 5,000

Source:[5][6]

Money leadersEdit

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Billy Casper   United States 205,169
2 Jack Nicklaus   United States 155,285
3 Tom Weiskopf   United States 152,945
4 George Archer   United States 150,972
5 Julius Boros   United States 148,310
6 Lee Trevino   United States 132,127
7 Arnold Palmer   United States 114,602
8 Dan Sikes   United States 108,330
9 Miller Barber   United States 105,845
10 Bob Murphy   United States 105,595

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Unofficial win
  2. ^ "Bob Lunn Is Victor at Memphis". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. AP. May 27, 1968. p. 9.
  3. ^ "Jacksonville's Dan Sikes Wins Minnesota Classic". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Florida. AP. July 29, 1968. p. 21.
  4. ^ "Billy Casper Captures Lucky With Run Away". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. AP. November 4, 1968. p. 22.
  5. ^ "1968 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. 668–75. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.
  7. ^ "Bill Casper Nails Down Purse Title". The Times Recorder. Zanesville, Ohio. UPI. November 28, 1968. p. 6-D.

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