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The 1971 PGA Tour season was from January 7 to December 12. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Lee Trevino won the most tournaments, six, and there were 10 first-time winners. Trevino won two majors, the U.S. Open and British Open, in a span of three weeks. In between, he also won the Canadian Open to become the first to win all three in the same season. The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1971 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament, usually a Sunday. 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.

The PGA Championship was played in February, rather than August, in order to avoid the intense heat and humidity of Florida in the summer.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Winner's
share ($)
Jan 10 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California   Bob Lunn (5) 274 (−10) 22,000
Jan 17 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Tom Shaw (3) 278 (−10) 27,000
Jan 24 Phoenix Open Arizona   Miller Barber (6) 261 (−23) 25,000
Jan 31 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California   George Archer (7) 272 (−16) 30,000
Feb 7 Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Tom Shaw (4) 273 (−15) 40,000
Feb 14 Bob Hope Desert Classic California   Arnold Palmer (58) 342 (−18) 28,000
Feb 22 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona   J. C. Snead (1) 273 (−15) 22,000
Feb 28 PGA Championship Florida   Jack Nicklaus (34) 281 (−7) 40,000
Mar 7 Doral-Eastern Open Invitational Florida   J. C. Snead (2) 275 (−13) 30,000
Mar 14 Florida Citrus Invitational Florida   Arnold Palmer (59) 270 (−18) 30,000
Mar 21 Greater Jacksonville Open Florida   Gary Player (14) 281 (−7) 25,000
Mar 28 National Airlines Open Invitational Florida   Gary Player (15) 274 (−14) 40,000
Apr 4 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Bud Allin (1) 275 (−9) 38,000
Apr 11 Masters Tournament Georgia   Charles Coody (3) 279 (−9) 25,000
Apr 18 Monsanto Open Florida   Gene Littler (23) 276 (−8) 30,000
Apr 25 Tournament of Champions California   Jack Nicklaus (35) 279 (−9) 33,000
Apr 25 Tallahassee Open Invitational Florida   Lee Trevino (6) 273 (−15) 12,000
May 2 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana   Frank Beard (11) 276 (−12) 25,000
May 9 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas   Jack Nicklaus (36) 274 (−6) 25,000
May 16 Houston Champions International Texas   Hubert Green (1) 280 (−4) 25,000
May 23 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Gene Littler (24) 283 (+3) 25,000
May 30 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee   Lee Trevino (7) 268 (−12) 35,000
Jun 6 Atlanta Classic Georgia   Gardner Dickinson (7) 275 (−13) 25,000
Jun 13 Kemper Open North Carolina   Tom Weiskopf (3) 277 (−11) 30,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open Pennsylvania   Lee Trevino (8) 280 (E) 30,000
Jun 27 Cleveland Open Ohio   Bobby Mitchell (1) 262 (−22) 30,000
Jul 4 Canadian Open Canada   Lee Trevino (9) 275 (−13) 30,000
Jul 10 British Open England   Lee Trevino (10) 278 (−14) 13,200
Jul 11 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin   Dave Eichelberger (1) 270 (−14) 25,000
Jul 18 Western Open Illinois   Bruce Crampton (9) 279 (−5) 30,000
Jul 25 Westchester Classic New York   Arnold Palmer (60) 270 (−18) 50,000
Aug 2 National Team Championship Pennsylvania   Jack Nicklaus (37)
  Arnold Palmer (61)
257 (−27) 20,000
each
Aug 8 American Golf Classic Ohio   Jerry Heard (1) 275 (−5) 30,000
Aug 15 Massachusetts Classic Massachusetts   Dave Stockton (5) 275 (−13) 33,000
Aug 22 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania   Tom Weiskopf (4) 274 (−14) 30,000
Aug 29 Liggett & Myers Open Match Play Championship North Carolina   DeWitt Weaver (1) 71 to 77 35,000
Sep 6 Greater Hartford Open Invitational Connecticut   George Archer (8) 268 (−16) 22,000
Sep 12 Southern Open Georgia   Johnny Miller (1) 267 (−13) 20,000
Sep 26 Robinson Open Golf Classic Illinois   Labron Harris, Jr. (1) 274 (−10) 20,000
Oct 24 Kaiser International Open Invitational California   Billy Casper (48) 269 (−19) 30,000
Oct 31 Sahara Invitational Nevada   Lee Trevino (11) 280 (−8) 27,000
Nov 28 Sea Pines Heritage Classic South Carolina   Hale Irwin (1) 279 (−5) 22,000
Dec 6 Walt Disney World Open Invitational Florida   Jack Nicklaus (38) 273 (−15) 30,000
Dec 12 Bahamas National Open Bahamas   Bob Goalby (11) 275 (−9) 26,000

AwardsEdit

Dave Hill antitrust lawsuitEdit

At the Colonial National Invitation, Dave Hill shot rounds of 77-85 to miss the cut. On his last hole, Hill threw a ball out of a sand trap.[1] Hill was disqualified but it was for his signing a scorecard with an incorrect score on it.[2] When Hill went to play in his next tournament, the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Hill was told he was being fined $500 for conduct unbecoming a professional golfer.[3] Hill was required to pay the fine before teeing it up in the tournament. He did so but less than a week later, Hill filed a one-million dollar antitrust suit against the PGA Tour.[4] In response, the tour put Hill on probation for one year.[5] Hill then increased the amount of damages he was seeking to three-million dollars.[6] The litigation was resolved out of court in less than a year and Hill was taken off probation.[7]

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