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The 1987 PGA Tour season was played from January 7 to November 1. The season consisted of 46 official money events. The season saw the debut of the Tour Championship, then sponsored by Nabisco, with the top 30 players fighting for a US$360,000 first prize and a total US$2.0 million purse. Paul Azinger and Curtis Strange won the most tournaments, three, and there were 10 first-time winners. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1987 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 10 MONY Tournament of Champions California   Mac O'Grady (2) 278 (−10) 90,000
Jan 18 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California   Corey Pavin (5) 341 (−19) 162,000
Jan 25 Phoenix Open Arizona   Paul Azinger (1) 268 (−16) 108,000
Feb 1 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California   Johnny Miller (24) 278 (−10) 108,000
Feb 8 Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Corey Pavin (6) 270 (−18) 108,000
Feb 15 Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open California   George Burns (4) 266 (−22) 90,000
Feb 22 Los Angeles Open California   Chen Tze-chung (1) 275 (−9) 108,000
Mar 1 Doral-Ryder Open Florida   Lanny Wadkins (16) 277 (−11) 180,000
Mar 8 Honda Classic Florida   Mark Calcavecchia (2) 279 (−9) 108,000
Mar 15 Hertz Bay Hill Classic Florida   Payne Stewart (3) 264 (−20) 108,000
Mar 22 USF&G Classic Louisiana   Ben Crenshaw (13) 268 (−20) 90,000
Mar 29 Tournament Players Championship Florida   Sandy Lyle (3) 274 (−14) 180,000
Apr 5 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina   Scott Simpson (3) 282 (−6) 108,000
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia   Larry Mize (2) 285 (−3) 162,000
Apr 19 MCI Heritage Golf Classic South Carolina   Davis Love III (1) 271 (−13) 117,000
Apr 26 Big "I" Houston Open Texas   Jay Haas (6) 276 (−12) 108,000
May 3 Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational Nevada   Paul Azinger (2) 271 (−17) 225,000
May 10 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas   Fred Couples (3) 266 (−14) 108,000
May 17 Colonial National Invitation Texas   Keith Clearwater (1) 266 (−14) 108,000
May 24 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic Georgia   Dave Barr (2) 265 (−23) 108,000
May 31 Memorial Tournament Ohio   Don Pooley (2) 272 (−16) 140,000
Jun 7 Kemper Open Maryland   Tom Kite (10) 270 (−14) 126,000
Jun 14 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York   J. C. Snead (8) 276 (−8) 108,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open California   Scott Simpson (4) 277 (−3) 150,000
Jun 28 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut   Paul Azinger (3) 269 (−15) 126,000
Jul 5 Canadian Open Canada   Curtis Strange (10) 276 (−12) 108,000
Jul 12 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic Virginia   Mark McCumber (5) 267 (−17) 110,160
Jul 19 Hardee's Golf Classic Illinois   Kenny Knox (2) 265 (−15) 90,000
Jul 19 British Open Scotland   Nick Faldo (2) 279 (−5) 120,000
Jul 26 Buick Open Michigan   Robert Wrenn (1) 262 (−26) 108,000
Aug 2 Federal Express St. Jude Classic Tennessee   Curtis Strange (11) 275 (−13) 130,328
Aug 9 PGA Championship Florida   Larry Nelson (8) 287 (−1) 150,000
Aug 16 The International Colorado   John Cook (3) 11 (Stableford) 180,000
Aug 23 Beatrice Western Open Illinois   D. A. Weibring (2) 207 (−9) 144,000
Aug 30 NEC World Series of Golf Ohio   Curtis Strange (12) 275 (−5) 144,000
Aug 30 Provident Classic Tennessee   John Inman (1) 265 (−15) 81,000
Sep 6 B.C. Open New York   Joey Sindelar (3) 266 (−18) 72,000
Sep 13 Bank of Boston Classic Massachusetts   Sam Randolph (1) 199 (−14) 90,000
Sep 21 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin   Gary Hallberg (2) 269 (−19) 108,000
Sep 27 Southwest Golf Classic Texas   Steve Pate (1) 273 (−15) 72,000
Oct 4 Southern Open Georgia   Ken Brown (1) 266 (−14) 72,000
Oct 11 Pensacola Open Florida   Doug Tewell (4) 269 (−15) 54,000
Oct 18 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Florida   Larry Nelson (9) 268 (−20) 108,000
Oct 25 Seiko Tucson Open Arizona   Mike Reid (1) 268 (−20) 108,000
Nov 1 Centel Classic Florida   Keith Clearwater (2) 278 (−10) 90,000
Nov 1 Nabisco Championship Texas   Tom Watson (37) 268 (−12) 360,000

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LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 David Frost   South Africa 70.09
2 Paul Azinger   United States 70.21
3 Dan Pohl   United States 70.25
4 Ben Crenshaw   United States 70.35
5 Tom Kite   United States 70.38

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Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Curtis Strange   United States 925,941 27 3
2 Paul Azinger   United States 822,481 27 3
3 Ben Crenshaw   United States 638,194 24 1
4 Scott Simpson   United States 621,032 25 2
5 Tom Watson   United States 616,351 20 1

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Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Jack Nicklaus   United States 4,976,980 73
2 Tom Watson   United States 4,701,629 37
3 Tom Kite   United States 3,445,007 10
4 Raymond Floyd   United States 3,372,339 21
5 Lee Trevino   United States 3,315,502 29

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1987 Schedule". PGA Tour.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1987". PGA Tour.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1987". PGA Tour.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1987". PGA Tour.

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