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The 1997 Senior PGA Tour was the 18th 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 38 official money events with purses totalling $41,750,000, including four majors. Hale Irwin won the most tournaments, nine. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1997 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 19 MasterCard Championship Hawaii 1,000,000   Hale Irwin (5) 209 (−7) 186,000
Feb 2 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 850,000   Gibby Gilbert (6) 202 (−9) 127,500
Feb 9 LG Championship Florida 1,000,000   Hale Irwin (6) 201 (−15) 150,000
Feb 16 GTE Classic Florida 900,000   David Graham (1) 204 (−9) 135,000
Feb 23 American Express Invitational Florida 1,200,000   Buddy Allin (1) 205 (−11) 180,000
Mar 16 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,000,000   Bob Murphy (11) 207 (−6) 150,000
Mar 30 Southwestern Bell Dominion Texas 800,000   David Graham (2) 206 (−10) 120,000
Apr 6 The Tradition Arizona 1,200,000   Gil Morgan (2) 266 (−22) 180,000
Apr 20 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 1,200,000   Hale Irwin (7) 274 (−14) 216,000
Apr 27 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 1,000,000   Hale Irwin (8) 207 (−6) 150,000
May 4 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,150,000   Jay Sigel (3) 205 (−11) 172,500
May 11 The Home Depot Invitational North Carolina 900,000   Jim Dent (11) 208 (−8) 135,000
May 18 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 950,000   Bruce Crampton (20) 210 (−6) 142,500
May 25 Bell Atlantic Classic Pennsylvania 1,000,000   Bob Eastwood (1) 135 (−5) 150,000
Jun 1 Ameritech Senior Open Illinois 1,200,000   Gil Morgan (3) 210 (−6) 180,000
Jun 8 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,300,000   Gil Morgan (4) 202 (−14) 195,000
Jun 15 du Maurier Champions Canada 1,100,000   Jack Kiefer (2) 269 (−15) 165,000
Jun 22 Nationwide Championship Georgia 1,300,000   Graham Marsh (4) 205 (−11) 195,000
Jun 29 U.S. Senior Open Illinois 1,300,000   Graham Marsh (5) 280 (−8) 232,500
Jul 6 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 1,000,000   Jay Sigel (4) 195 (−18) 150,000
Jul 13 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 1,800,000   Larry Gilbert (3) 274 (−14) 270,000
Jul 20 Burnet Senior Classic Minnesota 1,350,000   Hale Irwin (9) 199 (−17) 202,500
Jul 27 Franklin Quest Championship Utah 1,000,000   Dave Stockton (14) 201 (−15) 150,000
Aug 3 BankBoston Classic Massachusetts 1,000,000   Hale Irwin (10) 203 (−13) 150,000
Aug 10 Northville Long Island Classic New York 1,000,000   Dana Quigley (1) 204 (−12) 150,000
Aug 17 First of America Classic Michigan 1,000,000   Gil Morgan (5) 207 (−9) 150,000
Aug 24 Saint Luke's Classic Missouri 1,000,000   Bruce Summerhays (1) 199 (−11) 150,000
Aug 31 Pittsburgh Senior Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000   Hugh Baiocchi (1) 206 (−10) 165,000
Sep 7 Bank One Classic Kentucky 800,000   Vicente Fernández (2) 203 (−13) 120,000
Sep 14 Boone Valley Classic Missouri 1,300,000   Hale Irwin (11) 200 (−16) 195,000
Sep 21 Comfort Classic Indiana 1,050,000   David Graham (3) 200 (−16) 157,500
Sep 28 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,100,000   Isao Aoki (7) 196 (−14) 165,000
Oct 5 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,500,000   Hale Irwin (12) 195 (−18) 225,000
Oct 12 The Transamerica California 800,000   Dave Eichelberger (3) 205 (−11) 120,000
Oct 19 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 850,000   Hale Irwin (13) 200 (−13) 127,500
Oct 26 Raley's Gold Rush Classic California 900,000   Bob Eastwood (2) 204 (−12) 135,000
Nov 2 Ralphs Senior Classic California 1,000,000   Gil Morgan (6) 198 (−15) 150,000
Nov 9 Energizer Senior Tour Championship South Carolina 1,850,000   Gil Morgan (7) 272 (−16) 328,000

Source:[1]

LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Hale Irwin   United States 68.92
2 Gil Morgan   United States 69.29
3 Isao Aoki   Japan 70.03
4 Jay Sigel   United States 70.37
5 John Bland   South Africa 70.39

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Hale Irwin   United States 2,343,364 23 9
2 Gil Morgan   United States 2,160,562 25 6
3 Isao Aoki   Japan 1,410,499 28 1
4 Jay Sigel   United States 1,294,838 31 2
5 David Graham   Australia 1,173,579 30 3

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Lee Trevino   United States 7,449,561 27
2 Bob Charles   New Zealand 7,244,675 23
3 Jim Colbert   United States 7,126,797 18
4 Dave Stockton   United States 6,636,029 14
5 Mike Hill   United States 6,336,905 18

Source:[4]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. pp. 30–31. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1997 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1997 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1997 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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