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The 2001 Senior PGA Tour was the 22nd season since the Senior PGA Tour, now known as PGA Tour Champions, officially began in 1980. The season consisted of 37 official money events with purses totalling $58,150,000 (not including the Vantage Championship which was canceled due to terrorist activities of September 11), including four majors. Larry Nelson won the most tournaments, five. 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 2001 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. Golfers winning on their Senior PGA Tour debut are shown in italics.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 21 MasterCard Championship Hawaii 1,400,000   Larry Nelson (12) 197 (−19) 240,000
Feb 4 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 1,400,000   Larry Nelson (13) 29 (Stableford) 210,000
Feb 11 ACE Group Classic Florida 1,400,000   Gil Morgan (19) 204 (−12) 210,000
Feb 18 Verizon Classic Florida 1,400,000   Bob Gilder (1) 205 (−8) 210,000
Feb 25 Mexico Senior Classic Mexico 1,500,000   Mike McCullough (1) 204 (−12) 225,000
Mar 4 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,400,000   José Maria Cañizares (1) 202 (−11) 210,000
Mar 11 SBC Senior Classic California 1,400,000   Jim Colbert (20) 204 (−12) 210,000
Mar 18 Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley California 1,400,000   Hale Irwin (30) 206 (−10) 210,000
Mar 25 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,400,000   Mike McCullough (2) 200 (−10) 210,000
Apr 15 The Countrywide Tradition Arizona 1,700,000   Doug Tewell (4) 265 (−23) 255,000
Apr 22 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 1,400,000   Bruce Fleisher (12) 208 (−8) 210,000
Apr 29 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,400,000   Hale Irwin (31) 195 (−21) 210,000
May 6 The Home Depot Invitational North Carolina 1,300,000   Bruce Fleisher (13) 201 (−15) 195,000
May 13 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship Missouri 2,000,000   Leonard Thompson (3) 1 up 300,000
May 20 TD Waterhouse Championship Missouri 1,500,000   Ed Dougherty (2) 194 (−22) 225,000
May 27 Senior PGA Championship New Jersey 2,000,000   Tom Watson (3) 274 (−14) 360,000
Jun 3 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,600,000   Sammy Rachels (1) 199 (−17) 240,000
Jun 10 NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 1,200,000   John Schroeder (1) 207 (−9) 180,000
Jun 17 The Instinet Classic New Jersey 1,500,000   Gil Morgan (20) 201 (−15) 225,000
Jun 24 FleetBoston Classic Massachusetts 1,400,000   Larry Nelson (14) 201 (−15) 210,000
Jul 1 U.S. Senior Open Massachusetts 2,400,000   Bruce Fleisher (14) 280 (E) 430,000
Jul 8 Farmers Charity Classic Michigan 1,400,000   Larry Nelson (15) 202 (−14) 210,000
Jul 15 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 2,400,000   Allen Doyle (6) 273 (−15) 375,000
Jul 22 SBC Senior Open Illinois 1,400,000   Dana Quigley (5) 200 (−16) 210,000
Jul 29 State Farm Senior Classic Maryland 1,450,000   Allen Doyle (7) 205 (−11) 217,500
Aug 5 Lightpath Long Island Classic New York 1,700,000   Bobby Wadkins (1) 202 (−14) 255,000
Aug 12 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000   Bruce Lietzke (1) 207 (−9) 262,500
Aug 19 Novell Utah Showdown Utah 1,500,000   Steve Veriato (1) 204 (−12) 225,000
Aug 26 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship Canada 1,600,000   Walter Hall (1) 199 (−15) 240,000
Sep 2 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 1,500,000   Jim Thorpe (3) 130 (−10) 220,000
Sep 9 Allianz Championship Iowa 1,750,000   Jim Thorpe (4) 199 (−14) 262,500
Sep 16 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,600,000 Canceled due to terrorist activities of September 11
Sep 23 SAS Championship North Carolina 1,600,000   Bruce Lietzke (2) 201 (−15) 240,000
Sep 30 Gold Rush Classic California 1,300,000   Tom Kite (3) 194 (−22) 195,000
Oct 7 Turtle Bay Championship Hawaii 1,500,000   Hale Irwin (32) 205 (−11) 225,000
Oct 14 The Transamerica California 1,300,000   Sammy Rachels (2) 202 (−14) 195,000
Oct 21 SBC Championship Texas 1,400,000   Larry Nelson (16) 199 (−17) 210,000
Oct 28 Senior Tour Championship Oklahoma 2,500,000   Bob Gilder (2) 277 (−11) 440,000

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LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Gil Morgan   United States 69.20
2 Hale Irwin   United States 69.29
3 Allen Doyle   United States 69.41
4 Bruce Fleisher   United States 69.52
5 Tom Kite   United States 69.80

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Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Allen Doyle   United States 2,553,582 34 2
2 Bruce Fleisher   United States 2,411,543 31 3
3 Hale Irwin   United States 2,147,422 26 3
4 Larry Nelson   United States 2,109,936 28 5
5 Gil Morgan   United States 1,885,871 24 2

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin   United States 13,921,875 32
2 Jim Colbert   United States 10,553,940 20
3 Gil Morgan   United States 9,749,317 20
4 Lee Trevino   United States 9,426,642 29
5 Dave Stockton   United States 9,140,870 14

Source:[4]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. pp. 33–34. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 2001 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 2001 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2001 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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