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The 1979 PGA Tour season was played from January 11 to October 28. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Tom Watson won the most tournaments, five, and there were 11 first-time winners. The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1979 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 Bob Hope Desert Classic California   John Mahaffey (4) 343 (−17) 50,000
Jan 22 Phoenix Open Arizona   Ben Crenshaw (6) 199 (−14) 33,750
Jan 28 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California   Fuzzy Zoeller (1) 282 (−6) 45,000
Feb 4 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   Lon Hinkle (2) 284 (−4) 54,000
Feb 11 Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Hubert Green (15) 267 (−21) 54,000
Feb 18 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open Arizona   Bruce Lietzke (4) 265 (−15) 45,000
Feb 25 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California   Lanny Wadkins (6) 276 (−8) 45,000
Mar 4 Bay Hill Citrus Classic Florida   Bob Byman (1) 278 (−6) 45,000
Mar 11 Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic Florida   Larry Nelson (1) 274 (−14) 54,000
Mar 18 Doral-Eastern Open Florida   Mark McCumber (1) 279 (−9) 45,000
Mar 25 Tournament Players Championship Florida   Lanny Wadkins (7) 283 (−5) 72,000
Apr 1 Sea Pines Heritage Classic South Carolina   Tom Watson (14) 270 (−14) 54,000
Apr 8 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Raymond Floyd (11) 282 (−6) 45,000
Apr 15 Masters Tournament Georgia   Fuzzy Zoeller (2) 280 (−8) 50,000
Apr 22 Tallahassee Open Florida   Chi Chi Rodriguez (8) 269 (−19) 18,000
Apr 22 MONY Tournament of Champions California   Tom Watson (15) 275 (−13) 54,000
Apr 29 First NBC New Orleans Open Louisiana   Hubert Green (16) 273 (−15) 45,000
May 6 Houston Open Texas   Wayne Levi (2) 268 (−16) 54,000
May 13 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas   Tom Watson (16) 275 (−5) 54,000
May 20 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Al Geiberger (11) 274 (−6) 54,000
May 27 Memorial Tournament Ohio   Tom Watson (17) 285 (−3) 54,000
Jun 3 Kemper Open North Carolina   Jerry McGee (3) 272 (−16) 63,000
Jun 10 Atlanta Classic Georgia   Andy Bean (5) 265 (−23) 54,000
Jun 17 U.S. Open Ohio   Hale Irwin (11) 284 (E) 50,000
Jun 24 Canadian Open Canada   Lee Trevino (24) 281 (−3) 63,000
Jul 1 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee   Gil Morgan (4) 278 (−10) 54,000
Jul 8 Western Open Illinois   Larry Nelson (2) 286 (−2) 54,000
Jul 15 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin   Calvin Peete (1) 269 (−19) 36,000
Jul 21 British Open England   Seve Ballesteros (2) 283 (−1) 31,500
Jul 22 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open Illinois   D. A. Weibring (1) 266 (−14) 36,000
Jul 29 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania   Lou Graham (4) 273 (−11) 45,000
Aug 5 PGA Championship Michigan   David Graham (4) 272 (−8) 60,000
Aug 12 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut   Jerry McGee (4) 267 (−17) 54,000
Aug 19 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York   Jack Renner (1) 277 (−7) 72,000
Aug 26 Colgate Hall of Fame Classic North Carolina   Tom Watson (18) 272 (−12) 45,000
Sep 2 B.C. Open New York   Howard Twitty (1) 270 (−14) 49,500
Sep 9 American Optical Classic Massachusetts   Lou Graham (5) 275 (−9) 45,000
Sep 16 Buick-Goodwrench Open Michigan   John Fought (1) 280 (−8) 27,000
Sep 23 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic California   John Fought (2) 277 (−11) 54,000
Sep 30 World Series of Golf Ohio   Lon Hinkle (3) 272 (−8) 100,000
Oct 7 San Antonio Texas Open Texas   Lou Graham (6) 268 (−12) 45,000
Oct 14 Southern Open Georgia   Ed Fiori (1) 274 (−6) 36,000
Oct 21 Pensacola Open Florida   Curtis Strange (1) 271 (−17) 36,000
Oct 28 Walt Disney World National Team Championship Florida   George Burns (1)
  Ben Crenshaw (7)
255 (−33) 22,500
(each)

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