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The 1996 PGA Tour season was played from January 4 to October 28. The season consisted of 44 official money events (plus one event cancelled due to weather). Phil Mickelson won the most tournaments, four, and there were 13 first-time winners. The season notably featured the first Tour win for Tiger Woods. 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 1996 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 ($) 1st prize ($)
Jan 7 Mercedes Championships California   Mark O'Meara (11) 271 (−17) 1,000,000 180,000
Jan 14 Nortel Open Arizona   Phil Mickelson (6) 273 (−14) 1,250,000 225,000
Jan 21 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California   Mark Brooks (5) 337 (−23) 1,300,000 234,000
Jan 27 Phoenix Open Arizona   Phil Mickelson (7) 269 (−15) 1,300,000 234,000
Feb 4 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California cancelled after 36 holes - weather (1,500,000) (270,000)
Feb 11 Buick Invitational California   Davis Love III (10) 269 (−19) 1,200,000 216,000
Feb 18 United Airlines Hawaiian Open Hawaii   Jim Furyk (2) 277 (−11) 1,200,000 216,000
Feb 25 Nissan Open California   Craig Stadler (12) 278 (−6) 1,200,000 216,000
Mar 3 Doral-Ryder Open Florida   Greg Norman (18) 269 (−19) 1,800,000 324,000
Mar 10 Honda Classic Florida   Tim Herron (1) 271 (−17) 1,300,000 234,000
Mar 17 Bay Hill Invitational Florida   Paul Goydos (1) 275 (−13) 1,200,000 216,000
Mar 24 Freeport-McDermott Classic Louisiana   Scott McCarron (1) 275 (−13) 1,200,000 216,000
Mar 31 The Players Championship Florida   Fred Couples (12) 270 (−18) 3,500,000 630,000
Apr 7 BellSouth Classic Georgia   Paul Stankowski (1) 280 (−8) 1,300,000 234,000
Apr 14 Masters Tournament Georgia   Nick Faldo (8) 276 (−12) 2,500,000 450,000
Apr 21 MCI Classic South Carolina   Loren Roberts (3) 265 (−19) 1,400,000 252,000
Apr 28 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic North Carolina   Mark O'Meara (12) 274 (−14) 1,800,000 324,000
May 5 Shell Houston Open Texas   Mark Brooks (6) 274 (−14) 1,500,000 270,000
May 12 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas   Phil Mickelson (8) 265 (−15) 1,500,000 270,000
May 19 MasterCard Colonial Texas   Corey Pavin (14) 272 (−8) 1,500,000 270,000
May 26 Kemper Open Maryland   Steve Stricker (1) 270 (−14) 1,500,000 270,000
Jun 2 Memorial Tournament Ohio   Tom Watson (38) 274 (−14) 1,800,000 324,000
Jun 9 Buick Classic New York   Ernie Els (3) 271 (−13) 1,200,000 216,000
Jun 16 U.S. Open Michigan   Steve Jones (5) 278 (−2) 2,400,000 425,000
Jun 23 FedEx St. Jude Classic Tennessee   John Cook (7) 258 (−26) 1,350,000 243,000
Jun 30 Canon Greater Hartford Open Connecticut   D. A. Weibring (5) 270 (−10) 1,500,000 270,000
Jul 7 Motorola Western Open Illinois   Steve Stricker (2) 270 (−18) 2,000,000 360,000
Jul 14 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Virginia   Scott Hoch (7) 265 (−19) 1,250,000 225,000
Jul 21 British Open England   Tom Lehman (3) 271 (−13) 2,200,000 310,000
Jul 21 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic Mississippi   Willie Wood (1) 268 (−20) 1,000,000 180,000
Jul 28 CVS Charity Classic Massachusetts   John Cook (8) 268 (−16) 1,200,000 216,000
Aug 4 Buick Open Michigan   Justin Leonard (1) 266 (−22) 1,200,000 216,000
Aug 11 PGA Championship Kentucky   Mark Brooks (7) 277 (−11) 2,400,000 430,000
Aug 18 Sprint International Colorado   Clarence Rose (1) 31 (Stableford) 1,600,000 288,000
Aug 25 Greater Vancouver Open Canada   Guy Boros (1) 272 (−12) 1,000,000 180,000
Aug 25 NEC World Series of Golf Ohio   Phil Mickelson (9) 274 (−6) 2,100,000 378,000
Sep 1 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin   Loren Roberts (4) 265 (−19) 1,200,000 216,000
Sep 8 Bell Canadian Open Canada   Dudley Hart (1) 202 (−14) 1,500,000 270,000
Sep 15 Quad City Classic Illinois   Ed Fiori (4) 268 (−12) 1,200,000 216,000
Sep 22 B.C. Open New York   Fred Funk (4) 197 (−16) 1,000,000 180,000
Sep 29 Buick Challenge Georgia   Michael Bradley (1) 134 (−10) 1,000,000 180,000
Oct 6 Las Vegas Invitational Nevada   Tiger Woods (1) 332 (−27) 1,650,000 297,000
Oct 13 LaCantera Texas Open Texas   David Ogrin (1) 275 (−13) 1,200,000 216,000
Oct 20 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Florida   Tiger Woods (2) 267 (−21) 1,200,000 216,000
Oct 28 The Tour Championship Oklahoma   Tom Lehman (4) 268 (−12) 3,000,000 540,000

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LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Tom Lehman   United States 69.32
2 Fred Couples   United States 69.57
3 Mark O'Meara   United States 69.69
4 Tom Watson   United States 69.73
5 Greg Norman   Australia 69.76

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Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tom Lehman   United States 1,780,159 22 2
2 Phil Mickelson   United States 1,697,799 21 4
3 Mark Brooks   United States 1,429,396 29 3
4 Steve Stricker   United States 1,383,739 22 2
5 Mark O'Meara   United States 1,255,749 21 2

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Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Greg Norman   Australia 10,484,065 18
2 Tom Kite   United States 9,657,325 19
3 Fred Couples   United States 8,437,102 12
4 Corey Pavin   United States 8,026,843 14
5 Payne Stewart   United States 7,926,773 9

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1996 Schedule". PGA Tour.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1996". PGA Tour.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1996". PGA Tour.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1996". PGA Tour.

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