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The 2002 Senior PGA Tour was the 23rd season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980. This was the last season for the tour under its original name; it would be renamed as the Champions Tour for its next season in 2003, and since 2016 has been known as PGA Tour Champions. The season consisted of 35 official money events with purses totalling $58,205,000, including four majors. Bob Gilder and Hale Irwin won the most tournaments, four. 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 2002 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 20 MasterCard Championship Hawaii 1,500,000   Tom Kite (4) 199 (−17) 258,000
Feb 3 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 1,450,000   John Jacobs (4) 133 (−11) 217,500
Feb 10 ACE Group Classic Florida 1,500,000   Hale Irwin (33) 200 (−16) 225,000
Feb 17 Verizon Classic Florida 1,500,000   Doug Tewell (5) 203 (−10) 225,000
Feb 24 Audi Senior Classic Mexico 1,700,000   Bruce Lietzke (3) 208 (−8) 255,000
Mar 3 SBC Senior Classic California 1,450,000   Tom Kite (5) 212 (−4) 217,500
Mar 10 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,500,000   Hale Irwin (34) 197 (−16) 225,000
Mar 17 Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley California 1,400,000   Dana Quigley (6) 212 (−4) 210,000
Mar 31 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,450,000   Dave Eichelberger (6) 135 (−10) 217,500
Apr 7 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Florida 2,505,000   Doug Tewell (6) 205 (−11) 306,000
Apr 28 The Countrywide Tradition Arizona 2,000,000   Jim Thorpe (5) 277 (−11) 300,000
May 5 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,400,000   Sammy Rachels (3) 201 (−15) 210,000
May 12 TD Waterhouse Championship Missouri 1,600,000   Bruce Lietzke (4) 133 (−11) 240,000
May 19 The Instinet Classic New Jersey 1,500,000   Isao Aoki (9) 201 (−15) 225,000
May 26 Farmers Charity Classic Michigan 1,500,000   Jay Sigel (7) 203 (−13) 225,000
Jun 2 NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 1,300,000   James Mason (1) 207 (−9) 195,000
Jun 9 Senior PGA Championship Ohio 2,000,000   Fuzzy Zoeller (1) 278 (−2) 360,000
Jun 16 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,600,000   Gil Morgan (21) 202 (−14) 240,000
Jun 23 Greater Baltimore Classic Maryland 1,450,000   J. C. Snead (4) 203 (−13) 217,500
Jun 30 U.S. Senior Open Maryland 2,500,000   Don Pooley (1) 274 (−10) 450,000
Jul 7 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship Canada 1,600,000   Tom Jenkins (3) 195 (−18) 240,000
Jul 14 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 2,500,000   Stewart Ginn (1) 274 (−14) 375,000
Jul 21 SBC Senior Open Illinois 1,450,000   Bob Gilder (3) 204 (−12) 217,500
Jul 28 FleetBoston Classic Massachusetts 1,500,000   Bob Gilder (4) 203 (−13) 225,000
Aug 4 Lightpath Long Island Classic New York 1,700,000   Hubert Green (4) 199 (−14) 255,000
Aug 11 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000   Hale Irwin (35) 204 (−12) 262,500
Aug 25 Uniting Fore Care Classic Utah 1,500,000   Morris Hatalsky (1) 24 (Stableford) 225,000
Sep 1 Allianz Championship Iowa 1,850,000   Bob Gilder (5) 200 (−16) 277,500
Sep 8 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 1,500,000   Bob Gilder (6) 200 (−16) 225,000
Sep 15 RJR Championship North Carolina 1,600,000   Bruce Fleisher (15) 191 (−19) 240,000
Sep 22 SAS Championship North Carolina 1,700,000   Bruce Lietzke (5) 202 (−14) 255,000
Oct 6 Turtle Bay Championship Hawaii 1,500,000   Hale Irwin (36) 208 (−8) 225,000
Oct 13 Napa Valley Championship California 1,300,000   Tom Kite (6) 204 (−12) 195,000
Oct 20 SBC Championship Texas 1,450,000   Dana Quigley (7) 201 (−12) 217,500
Oct 27 Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia Oklahoma 2,500,000   Tom Watson (4) 274 (−14) 440,000

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LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Hale Irwin   United States 68.93
2 Tom Watson   United States 69.57
3 Tom Kite   United States 69.64
4 Bruce Fleisher   United States 69.73
5 Morris Hatalsky   United States 69.85

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Hale Irwin   United States 3,028,304 27 4
2 Bob Gilder   United States 2,367,637 34 4
3 Bruce Fleisher   United States 1,860,534 31 1
4 Tom Kite   United States 1,631,930 23 3
5 Doug Tewell   United States 1,579,988 27 2

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin   United States 16,950,178 36
2 Gil Morgan   United States 11,092,593 21
3 Jim Colbert   United States 10,840,374 20
4 Dave Stockton   United States 9,735,814 14
5 Lee Trevino   United States 9,616,404 29

Source:[4]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. p. 34. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 2002 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 2002 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2002 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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