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The 1996 Senior PGA Tour was the 17th season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003 and PGA Tour Champions in 2016). The season consisted of 39 official money events with purses totalling $37,400,000, including four majors. Jim Colbert won the most tournaments, five. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

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. Senior majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 21 Puerto Rico Senior Tournament of Champions Puerto Rico 800,000   John Bland (2) 207 (−9) 151,000
Feb 4 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 850,000   Bob Murphy (9) 203 (−10) 127,500
Feb 11 Greater Naples IntelliNet Challenge Florida 600,000   Al Geiberger (10) 202 (−14) 90,000
Feb 18 GTE Suncoast Classic Florida 750,000   Jack Nicklaus (9) 211 (−2) 112,500
Feb 25 American Express Invitational Florida 900,000   Hale Irwin (3) 197 (−19) 135,000
Mar 3 FHP Health Care Classic California 800,000   Walter Morgan (2) 199 (−11) 120,000
Mar 17 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,000,000   Jim Colbert (14) 201 (−12) 150,000
Mar 31 SBC Dominion Seniors Texas 650,000   Tom Weiskopf (3) 207 (−9) 97,500
Apr 7 The Tradition Arizona 1,000,000   Jack Nicklaus (10) 272 (−16) 150,000
Apr 21 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 1,100,000   Hale Irwin (4) 280 (−8) 198,000
Apr 28 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 1,000,000   Jim Colbert (15) 207 (−9) 150,000
May 5 PaineWebber Invitational North Carolina 800,000   Graham Marsh (2) 206 (−10) 120,000
May 12 Nationwide Championship Georgia 1,200,000   Jim Colbert (16) 206 (−10) 180,000
May 19 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 950,000   Bob Murphy (10) 202 (−14) 142,500
May 26 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,200,000   Isao Aoki (5) 202 (−14) 180,000
Jun 2 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,050,000   John Bland (3) 208 (−8) 157,500
Jun 9 Pittsburgh Senior Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000   Tom Weiskopf (4) 205 (−11) 165,000
Jun 16 du Maurier Champions Canada 1,100,000   Charles Coody (5) 271 (−9) 165,000
Jun 23 Bell Atlantic Classic Pennsylvania 900,000   Dale Douglass (11) 206 (−4) 135,000
Jun 30 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 900,000   Isao Aoki (6) 198 (−15) 135,000
Jul 7 U.S. Senior Open Ohio 1,200,000   Dave Stockton (12) 277 (−11) 212,500
Jul 14 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 1,500,000   Raymond Floyd (13) 275 (−13) 225,000
Jul 21 Burnet Senior Classic Minnesota 1,250,000   Vicente Fernández (1) 205 (−11) 187,500
Jul 28 Ameritech Senior Open Illinois 1,100,000   Walter Morgan (3) 205 (−11) 165,000
Aug 4 VFW Senior Championship Missouri 800,000   Dave Eichelberger (2) 200 (−10) 135,000
Aug 11 First of America Classic Michigan 850,000   Dave Stockton (13) 206 (−10) 127,500
Aug 18 Northville Long Island Classic New York 800,000   John Bland (4) 202 (−14) 120,000
Aug 25 Bank of Boston Senior Classic Massachusetts 800,000   Jim Dent (10) 204 (−12) 120,000
Sep 1 Franklin Quest Championship Utah 800,000   Graham Marsh (3) 202 (−14) 120,000
Sep 8 Boone Valley Classic Missouri 1,200,000   Gibby Gilbert (5) 203 (−10) 180,000
Sep 15 Bank One Classic Kentucky 600,000   Mike Hill (18) 207 (−9) 90,000
Sep 22 Brickyard Crossing Championship Indiana 750,000   Jimmy Powell (4) 134 (−10) 112,500
Sep 29 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,500,000   Jim Colbert (17) 204 (−9) 225,000
Oct 6 Ralphs Senior Classic California 800,000   Gil Morgan (1) 202 (−11) 120,000
Oct 13 The Transamerica California 700,000   John Bland (5) 204 (−12) 105,000
Oct 20 Raley's Gold Rush Classic California 800,000   Jim Colbert (18) 202 (−14) 120,000
Oct 27 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 650,000   Bob Charles (23) 198 (−15) 97,500
Nov 3 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,050,000   Lee Trevino (27) 207 (−3) 157,500
Nov 10 Energizer Senior Tour Championship South Carolina 1,600,000   Jay Sigel (2) 279 (−9) 280,000

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LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Hale Irwin   United States 69.47
2 Isao Aoki   Japan 70.04
3 Raymond Floyd   United States 70.22
4 Dave Stockton   United States 70.25
5 Graham Marsh   Australia 70.34

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Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Jim Colbert   United States 1,627,890 32 5
2 Hale Irwin   United States 1,615,769 23 2
3 John Bland   South Africa 1,357,987 35 4
4 Isao Aoki   Japan 1,162,581 26 2
5 Dave Stockton   United States 1,117,685 29 2

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Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Lee Trevino   United States 6,715,649 27
2 Bob Charles   New Zealand 6,621,207 23
3 Jim Colbert   United States 6,570,797 18
4 Dave Stockton   United States 5,781,417 13
5 Chi Chi Rodriguez   Puerto Rico 5,696,544 22

Source:[4]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. pp. 29–30. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1996 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1996 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1996 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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