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The 1998 Senior PGA Tour was the 19th 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 $45,850,650, including four majors. Hale Irwin won the most tournaments, seven. 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 1998 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 18 MasterCard Championship Hawaii 1,000,000   Gil Morgan (8) 195 (−21) 200,000
Feb 1 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 850,000   David Graham (4) 202 (−11) 127,500
Feb 8 LG Championship Florida 1,200,000   Gil Morgan (9) 210 (−6) 180,000
Feb 15 GTE Classic Florida 1,100,000   Jim Albus (6) 207 (−6) 165,000
Feb 23 American Express Invitational Florida 1,200,000   Larry Nelson (1) 203 (−13) 180,000
Mar 16 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,100,000   Hale Irwin (14) 200 (−13) 165,000
Mar 29 Southwestern Bell Dominion Texas 1,000,000   Lee Trevino (28) 205 (−11) 150,000
Apr 5 The Tradition Arizona 1,400,650   Gil Morgan (10) 276 (−12) 210,000
Apr 19 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 1,500,000   Hale Irwin (15) 275 (−13) 270,000
Apr 26 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 1,400,000   Hale Irwin (16) 281 (−6) 210,000
May 3 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,150,000   Hubert Green (1) 203 (−13) 172,500
May 10 The Home Depot Invitational North Carolina 1,100,000   Jim Dent (12) 207 (−9) 165,000
May 17 Saint Luke's Classic Missouri 1,000,000   Larry Ziegler (2) 208 (−2) 150,000
May 24 Bell Atlantic Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000   Jay Sigel (5) 205 (−11) 165,000
May 31 Pittsburgh Senior Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000   Larry Nelson (2) 204 (−12) 165,000
Jun 7 Nationwide Championship Georgia 1,350,000   John Jacobs (1) 206 (−10) 202,500
Jun 14 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,300,000   Isao Aoki (8) 198 (−18) 195,000
Jun 21 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship Canada 1,100,000   Brian Barnes (1) 277 (−11) 165,000
Jun 28 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 1,100,000   Bob Dickson (1) 207 (−9) 165,000
Jul 5 State Farm Senior Classic Maryland 1,250,000   Bruce Summerhays (2) 206 (−10) 187,500
Jul 12 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 2,000,000   Gil Morgan (11) 267 (−21) 300,000
Jul 19 Ameritech Senior Open Illinois 1,300,000   Hale Irwin (17) 201 (−15) 195,000
Jul 26 U.S. Senior Open California 1,500,000   Hale Irwin (18) 285 (+1) 267,500
Aug 2 Utah Showdown Utah 1,000,000   Gil Morgan (12) 200 (−16) 150,000
Aug 9 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic Minnesota 1,500,000   Leonard Thompson (1) 134 (−10) 225,000
Aug 16 First of America Classic Michigan 1,000,000   George Archer (18) 199 (−17) 150,000
Aug 23 Northville Long Island Classic New York 1,000,000   Gary Player (19) 204 (−12) 150,000
Aug 30 BankBoston Classic Massachusetts 1,000,000   Hale Irwin (19) 201 (−15) 150,000
Sep 6 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,100,000   Dana Quigley (2) 200 (−10) 165,000
Sep 13 Comfort Classic Indiana 1,150,000   Hugh Baiocchi (2) 196 (−20) 172,500
Sep 20 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 1,100,000   Hugh Baiocchi (3) 133 (−7) 165,000
Sep 27 Boone Valley Classic Missouri 1,300,000   Larry Nelson (3) 200 (−16) 195,000
Oct 4 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,500,000   Gil Morgan (13) 198 (−12) 225,000
Oct 11 The Transamerica California 1,000,000   Jim Colbert (19) 205 (−11) 150,000
Oct 18 Raley's Gold Rush Classic California 1,000,000   Dana Quigley (3) 203 (−13) 150,000
Oct 25 EMC Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 1,000,000   Jay Sigel (6) 201 (−12) 150,000
Nov 1 Pacific Bell Senior Classic California 1,100,000   Joe Inman (1) 202 (−11) 165,000
Nov 8 Energizer Senior Tour Championship South Carolina 2,000,000   Hale Irwin (20) 274 (−14) 347,000

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LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Hale Irwin   United States 68.59
2 Gil Morgan   United States 69.46
3 Larry Nelson   United States 69.87
4 Dave Stockton   United States 70.49
5 Vicente Fernández   Argentina 70.51

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Hale Irwin   United States 2,861,945 22 7
2 Gil Morgan   United States 2,179,047 25 6
3 Larry Nelson   United States 1,442,476 23 3
4 Jay Sigel   United States 1,403,912 32 2
5 Hugh Baiocchi   South Africa 1,183,959 35 2

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Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings($) Wins
1 Jim Colbert   United States 8,249,210 19
2 Lee Trevino   United States 8,165,927 28
3 Dave Stockton   United States 7,676,552 14
4 Bob Charles   New Zealand 7,646,958 23
5 Hale Irwin   United States 7,620,253 20

Source:[4]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. p. 31. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1998 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1998 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1998 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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