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The 1972 PGA Tour season was played from January 6 to December 3. The season consisted of 47 official money events. Jack Nicklaus won the most tournaments, seven, and there were five first-time winners. The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

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Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1972 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 Winner's
share ($)
Jan 9 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California   George Archer (10) 270 (−14) 25,000
Jan 16 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Jack Nicklaus (39) 284 (−4) 28,000
Jan 24 Tucson Open Arizona   Miller Barber (7) 273 (−15) 30,000
Jan 30 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California   Paul Harney (6) 275 (−13) 30,000
Feb 6 Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Grier Jones (1) 274 (−14) 40,000
Feb 13 Bob Hope Desert Classic California   Bob Rosburg (6) 344 (−16) 29,000
Feb 20 Phoenix Open Arizona   Homero Blancas (3) 273 (−11) 25,000
Feb 27 Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic Florida   Tom Weiskopf (5) 278 (−10) 52,000
Mar 5 Doral-Eastern Open Florida   Jack Nicklaus (40) 276 (−12) 30,000
Mar 12 Florida Citrus Open Florida   Jerry Heard (2) 276 (−12) 30,000
Mar 19 Greater Jacksonville Open Florida   Tony Jacklin (4) 283 (−5) 25,000
Mar 26 Greater New Orleans Open Louisiana   Gary Player (16) 279 (−9) 58,000
Apr 2 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   George Archer (11) 272 (−12) 40,000
Apr 9 Masters Tournament Georgia   Jack Nicklaus (41) 286 (−2) 25,000
Apr 16 Monsanto Open Florida   Dave Hill (9) 271 (−13) 30,000
Apr 23 Tallahassee Open Florida   Bob Shaw (1) 273 (−15) 15,000
Apr 23 Tournament of Champions California   Bobby Mitchell (2) 280 (−8) 33,000
May 1 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas   Chi Chi Rodriguez (6) 273 (−7) 25,000
May 8 Houston Open Texas   Bruce Devlin (7) 278 (−10) 25,000
May 14 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Jerry Heard (3) 275 (−5) 25,100
May 21 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee   Lee Trevino (12) 281 (−7) 35,000
May 28 Atlanta Classic Georgia   Bob Lunn (6) 275 (−13) 26,000
Jun 4 Kemper Open North Carolina   Doug Sanders (20) 275 (−13) 35,000
Jun 11 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania   J. C. Snead (3) 282 (−6) 30,000
Jun 18 U.S. Open California   Jack Nicklaus (42) 290 (+2) 30,000
Jun 25 Western Open Illinois   Jim Jamieson (1) 271 (−13) 30,000
Jul 3 Cleveland Open Ohio   David Graham (1) 278 (−6) 30,000
Jul 9 Canadian Open Canada   Gay Brewer (10) 275 (−9) 30,000
Jul 15 British Open Scotland   Lee Trevino (13) 278 (−6) 13,750
Jul 16 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin   Jim Colbert (2) 271 (−13) 25,000
Jul 23 American Golf Classic Ohio   Bert Yancey (7) 276 (−4) 30,000
Jul 30 National Team Championship[1][2] Pennsylvania   Babe Hiskey (3) &
  Kermit Zarley (3)
262 (−22) 20,000
(each)
Aug 6 PGA Championship Michigan   Gary Player (17) 281 (+1) 45,000
Aug 13 Westchester Classic New York   Jack Nicklaus (43) 270 (−18) 50,000
Aug 20 USI Classic Massachusetts   Bruce Devlin (8) 275 (−13) 40,000
Aug 27 U.S. Professional Match Play Championship North Carolina   Jack Nicklaus (44) 2 & 1 40,000
Aug 27 Liggett & Myers Open North Carolina   Lou Graham (2) 285 (−3) 20,000
Sep 4 Greater Hartford Open Invitational Connecticut   Lee Trevino (14) 269 (−15) 25,000
Sep 10 Southern Open Georgia   DeWitt Weaver (2) 276 (−4) 20,000
Sep 17 Greater St. Louis Golf Classic Missouri   Lee Trevino (15) 269 (−11) 30,000
Sep 24 Robinson's Fall Golf Classic Illinois   Grier Jones (2) 273 (−11) 20,000
Oct 1 Quad Cities Open Iowa   Deane Beman (3) 279 (−5) 20,000
Oct 22 Kaiser International Open Invitational California   George Knudson (7) 271 (−17) 30,000
Oct 29 Sahara Invitational Nevada   Lanny Wadkins (1) 273 (−11) 27,000
Nov 5 San Antonio Texas Open Texas   Mike Hill (2) 273 (−15) 25,000
Nov 27 Sea Pines Heritage Classic South Carolina   Johnny Miller (2) 281 (−3) 25,000
Dec 3 Walt Disney World Open Invitational Florida   Jack Nicklaus (45) 267 (−21) 30,000

Rogelio Gonzales suspensionEdit

At the Greater New Orleans Open, Tour rookie golfer from Colombia Rogelio Gonzales was disqualified after it was learned he had changed his scorecard earlier in the tournament.[3] In addition to his disqualification, the PGA Tour lifted Gonzales playing privileges.[4]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Just in ...". Golf World. 66 (10): 15. September 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Zarley-Hiskey Win Team Championship". Observer–Reporter. Washington, Pennsylvania. AP. July 31, 1972. p. B-5. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Tampering charged; Golfer suspended". The Spokesman-Review. AP. April 1, 1972. p. 11. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  4. ^ McDermott, Barry (June 19, 1972). "Keeping A Close Eye On The Ball". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 26, 2012.

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