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The 1980 PGA Tour season was played from January 10 to October 19. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Tom Watson won the most tournaments, seven, and there were 11 first-time winners. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

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Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1980 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 Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Jan 13 Bob Hope Desert Classic California   Craig Stadler (1) 343 (−17) 250,000 50,000
Jan 20 Phoenix Open Arizona   Jeff Mitchell (1) 272 (−12) 300,000 54,000
Jan 27 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California   Tom Watson (19) 275 (−13) 250,000 45,000
Feb 3 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California   George Burns (2) 280 (−8) 300,000 54,000
Feb 10 Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Andy Bean (6) 266 (−22) 325,000 58,500
Feb 19 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open Arizona   Jim Colbert (6) 270 (−22) 300,000 54,000
Feb 24 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California   Tom Watson (20) 276 (−8) 250,000 45,000
Mar 2 Bay Hill Classic Florida   Dave Eichelberger (3) 279 (−5) 300,000 54,000
Mar 9 Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic Florida   Johnny Miller (19) 274 (−14) 300,000 54,000
Mar 16 Doral-Eastern Open Florida   Raymond Floyd (12) 279 (−9) 250,000 45,000
Mar 23 Tournament Players Championship Florida   Lee Trevino (25) 278 (−10) 440,000 72,000
Mar 30 Sea Pines Heritage South Carolina   Doug Tewell (1) 280 (−4) 300,000 54,000
Apr 6 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Craig Stadler (2) 275 (−13) 250,000 45,000
Apr 13 Masters Tournament Georgia   Seve Ballesteros (3) 275 (−13) 360,000 55,000
Apr 20 Tallahassee Open Florida   Mark Pfeil (1) 277 (−11) 100,000 18,000
Apr 20 MONY Tournament of Champions California   Tom Watson (21) 276 (−12) 300,000 54,000
Apr 27 Greater New Orleans Open Louisiana   Tom Watson (22) 273 (−15) 250,000 45,000
May 4 Michelob-Houston Open Texas   Curtis Strange (2) 266 (−18) 350,000 63,000
May 11 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas   Tom Watson (23) 274 (−6) 300,000 54,000
May 18 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Bruce Lietzke (5) 271 (−9) 300,000 54,000
May 25 Memorial Tournament Ohio   David Graham (5) 280 (−8) 300,000 54,000
Jun 1 Kemper Open Maryland   John Mahaffey (5) 275 (−13) 400,000 72,000
Jun 8 Atlanta Classic Georgia   Larry Nelson (3) 270 (−18) 300,000 54,000
Jun 15 U.S. Open New Jersey   Jack Nicklaus (69) 272 (−8) 355,000 55,000
Jun 22 Canadian Open Canada   Bob Gilder (2) 274 (−6) 350,000 63,000
Jun 29 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee   Lee Trevino (26) 272 (−16) 300,000 54,000
Jul 6 Western Open Illinois   Scott Simpson (1) 281 (−7) 300,000 54,000
Jul 13 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin   Billy Kratzert (3) 266 (−22) 200,000 36,000
Jul 20 Quad Cities Open Illinois   Scott Hoch (1) 266 (−14) 200,000 36,000
Jul 20 British Open Scotland   Tom Watson (24) 271 (−13) 480,000 60,000
Jul 27 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut   Howard Twitty (2) 266 (−18) 300,000 54,000
Aug 3 IVB-Golf Classic Pennsylvania   Doug Tewell (2) 272 (−12) 250,000 45,000
Aug 10 PGA Championship New York   Jack Nicklaus (70) 274 (−6) 375,000 60,000
Aug 17 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York   Curtis Strange (3) 273 (−11) 400,000 72,000
Aug 24 Buick-Goodwrench Open Michigan   Peter Jacobsen (1) 276 (−12) 250,000 45,000
Aug 24 World Series of Golf Ohio   Tom Watson (25) 270 (−10) 400,000 100,000
Aug 31 B.C. Open New York   Don Pooley (1) 271 (−13) 275,000 49,500
Sep 7 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic Massachusetts   Wayne Levi (3) 273 (−11) 300,000 54,000
Sep 14 Hall of Fame North Carolina   Phil Hancock (1) 275 (−9) 250,000 45,000
Sep 21 San Antonio Texas Open Texas   Lee Trevino (27) 265 (−15) 250,000 45,000
Sep 28 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic California   Ben Crenshaw (8) 272 (−16) 300,000 54,000
Oct 5 Southern Open Georgia   Mike Sullivan (1) 269 (−11) 200,000 36,000
Oct 12 Pensacola Open Florida   Dan Halldorson (1) 275 (−13) 200,000 36,000
Oct 19 Walt Disney World National Team Championship Florida   Danny Edwards (2)
  David Edwards (1)
253 (−35) 350,000 31,500
(each)

Source:[1]

LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Lee Trevino   United States 69.73
2 Tom Watson   United States 69.95
3 Jerry Pate   United States 70.72
4 Andy Bean   United States 70.73
5 Keith Fergus   United States 70.75

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tom Watson   United States 530,808 22 7
2 Lee Trevino   United States 385,814 21 3
3 Curtis Strange   United States 271,888 30 2
4 Andy Bean   United States 269,033 27 1
5 Ben Crenshaw   United States 237,727 26 1

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 3,581,212 70
2 Lee Trevino   United States 2,473,991 27
3 Tom Watson   United States 2,202,240 25
4 Arnold Palmer   United States 1,857,552 62
5 Tom Weiskopf   United States 1,829,415 14

Source:[4]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 Schedule". PGA Tour.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1980". PGA Tour.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1980". PGA Tour.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1980". PGA Tour.

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