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The 2007 PGA Tour season ran from January 4, 2007 to November 4, 2007. The season consisted of 47 official money events. This included four major championships and three World Golf Championships, which are also sanctioned by the European Tour. There were also five unofficial events played in November and December. Tiger Woods swept all the major awards for a sixth time.

Twelve players won three million dollars, 34 won two million or more and 99 won one million or more. The cut off to make the top 125 on the money list and retain a tour card was a record $785,180.

The total prize money, as stated on the 2007 schedule of tournaments page of the PGA Tour website, was $271.1 million.[1] The actual prize money was slightly higher – $272,304,886.89 (due to more than 70 players making the cut at most tournaments). If one player had played and won each of the 44 events (excluding the three alternate events), he would have won $46,787,450.

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ScheduleEdit

The following table lists the main season events. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event.

Week Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points[2]
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Jan 7 Mercedes-Benz Championship Hawaii   Vijay Singh (30) 50 5,500,000 1,100,000 Winners-only event
Jan 14 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii   Paul Goydos (2) 56 5,200,000 936,000
Jan 21 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California   Charley Hoffman (1) 40 5,000,000 900,000 Celebrity pro-am
Jan 28 Buick Invitational California   Tiger Woods (55) 50 5,200,000 936,000
Feb 4 FBR Open Arizona   Aaron Baddeley (2) 54 6,000,000 1,080,000
Feb 11 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California   Phil Mickelson (30) 48 5,500,000 990,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 18 Nissan Open California   Charles Howell III (2) 70 5,200,000 936,000
Feb 25 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona   Henrik Stenson (1) 76 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 25 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun Mexico   Fred Funk (8) 24 3,500,000 630,000 New tournament
Alternate event
Mar 4 The Honda Classic Florida   Mark Wilson (1) 50 5,500,000 990,000
Mar 11 PODS Championship Florida   Mark Calcavecchia (13) 48 5,300,000 954,000
Mar 18 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida   Vijay Singh (31) 68 5,500,000 990,000 Invitational
Mar 25 WGC-CA Championship Florida   Tiger Woods (56) 76 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Apr 1 Shell Houston Open Texas   Adam Scott (5) 46 5,500,000 990,000
Apr 8 Masters Tournament Georgia   Zach Johnson (2) 100 7,000,000 1,260,000 Major championship
Apr 15 Verizon Heritage South Carolina   Boo Weekley (1) 54 5,400,000 972,000 Invitational
Apr 22 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana   Nick Watney (1) 28 6,100,000 1,098,000
Apr 29 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Texas   Scott Verplank (5) 52 6,300,000 1,134,000
May 6 Wachovia Championship North Carolina   Tiger Woods (57) 74 6,400,000 1,152,000
May 13 The Players Championship Florida   Phil Mickelson (31) 80 9,000,000 1,620,000 Flagship event
May 20 AT&T Classic Georgia   Zach Johnson (3) 36 5,400,000 972,000
May 27 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas   Rory Sabbatini (4) 52 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
Jun 3 The Memorial Tournament Ohio   K. J. Choi (5) 70 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
Jun 10 Stanford St. Jude Championship Tennessee   Woody Austin (3) 50 6,000,000 1,080,000
Jun 17 U.S. Open Pennsylvania   Ángel Cabrera (1) 100 7,000,000 1,260,000 Major championship
Jun 24 Travelers Championship Connecticut   Hunter Mahan (1) 46 6,000,000 1,080,000
Jul 1 Buick Open Michigan   Brian Bateman (1) 38 4,900,000 882,000
Jul 8 AT&T National Maryland   K.J. Choi (6) 62 6,000,000 1,080,000 New tournament
Invitational
Jul 15 John Deere Classic Illinois   Jonathan Byrd (3) 24 4,100,000 738,000
Jul 22 The Open Championship (British Open) Scotland   Pádraig Harrington (3) 100 8,637,720 1,542,450 Major championship
Jul 22 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee Wisconsin   Joe Ogilvie (1) 24 4,000,000 720,000 Alternate event
Jul 29 Canadian Open Ontario   Jim Furyk (13) 32 5,000,000 900,000
Aug 5 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Ohio   Tiger Woods (58) 76 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 5 Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada   Steve Flesch (3) 24 3,000,000 630,000 Alternate event
Aug 12 PGA Championship Oklahoma   Tiger Woods (59) 100 7,000,000 1,260,000 Major championship
Aug 19 Wyndham Championship North Carolina   Brandt Snedeker (1) 24 5,000,000 900,000
Aug 26 The Barclays New York   Steve Stricker (4) 74 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 3 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts   Phil Mickelson (32) 74 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 9 BMW Championship Illinois   Tiger Woods (60) 68 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 16 The Tour Championship Georgia   Tiger Woods (61) 60 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 23 Turning Stone Resort Championship New York   Steve Flesch (4) 30 6,000,000 1,080,000 New tournament
Fall Series
Sep 30 Viking Classic Mississippi   Chad Campbell (4) 24 3,500,000 630,000 Fall Series
Oct 7 Valero Texas Open Texas   Justin Leonard (11) 24 4,500,000 810,000 Fall Series
Oct 14 Frys.com Open Nevada   George McNeill (1) 26 4,000,000 720,000 Fall Series
Oct 21 Fry's Electronics Open Arizona   Mike Weir (8) 38 5,000,000 900,000 New tournament
Fall Series
Oct 28 Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro Florida   Daniel Chopra (1) 24 4,500,000 810,000 New tournament
Fall Series
Nov 4 Children's Miracle Network Classic Florida   Stephen Ames (3) 34 4,600,000 828,000 Fall Series

Unofficial eventsEdit

The following events did not carry official money.

Date Tournament Location Winner(s) Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Mar 27 Tavistock Cup Florida Team Lake Nona 3,500,000 1,000,000 Two 10-player teams
Jun 19 CVS Caremark Charity Classic Rhode Island   Stewart Cink &
  J. J. Henry
1,350,000 125,000
each
10 two-player teams
Sep 30 Presidents Cup Canada   United States n/a Two 12-man teams
Oct 17 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Bermuda   Ángel Cabrera 1,350,000 600,000 Four-player field
Nov 5 ADT Skills Challenge Florida   John Elway &
  Natalie Gulbis
800,000 155,000
Nov 13 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Nevada LPGA Tour team 1,000,000 166,666 Three three-player teams
Nov 25 Omega Mission Hills World Cup China   Colin Montgomerie
& Marc Warren
5,000,000 1,650,000 28 two-man teams
Nov 25 LG Skins Game California     Stephen Ames 1,000,000 675,000 Four-player field
Dec 2 Del Webb Father/Son Challenge Florida   Larry Nelson
& Josh Nelson
1,085,000 200,000
Dec 3 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Florida   Frank Lickliter 1,057,500 50,000
Dec 9 Merrill Lynch Shootout Florida   Woody Austin &
  Mark Calcavecchia
2,800,000 350,000 12 two-player teams
Dec 16 Target World Challenge California   Tiger Woods 5,750,000 1,350,000 16-player field

Source:[1]

Location of tournamentsEdit

LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Tiger Woods   United States 67.79
2 Ernie Els   South Africa 69.29
3 Justin Rose   England 69.30
4 Steve Stricker   United States 69.39
5 Phil Mickelson   United States 69.46

Source:[3]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tiger Woods   United States 10,867,052 16 7
2 Phil Mickelson   United States 5,819,988 22 3
3 Vijay Singh   Fiji 4,728,376 27 2
4 Steve Stricker   United States 4,663,077 23 1
5 K.J. Choi   South Korea 4,587,859 25 2

Source:[4]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Tiger Woods   United States 76,579,376 61
2 Vijay Singh   Fiji 54,108,218 31
3 Phil Mickelson   United States 45,334,026 32
4 Davis Love III   United States 35,630,313 19
5 Jim Furyk   United States 35,354,112 13

Source:[5]

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Country
PGA Tour Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Tiger Woods   United States
PGA Player of the Year Tiger Woods   United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Tiger Woods   United States
Scoring leader (PGA – Vardon Trophy) Tiger Woods   United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour – Byron Nelson Award) Tiger Woods   United States
Rookie of the Year Brandt Snedeker   United States
Comeback Player of the Year Steve Stricker   United States
FedEx Cup Tiger Woods   United States

Notes

  • Tiger Woods was the PGA Tour Player of the Year for a record ninth time, and for the third consecutive year
  • Tiger Woods was the Money Winner for a record-tying eighth time, and for the third consecutive year
  • Tiger Woods won the Byron Nelson Award for a record eighth time, and for the third consecutive year
  • Tiger Woods won the three most prestigious awards given by the PGA Tour (Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Byron Nelson Awards) in the same year for a record seventh time

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2007 Schedule". PGA Tour.
  2. ^ Each tournament is allocated a certain number of Official World Golf Ranking points for its champion, and points for lower finishes are based on a sliding scale. The major championships and the Players Championship have fixed allocations, but the points of the other tournaments depend on the strength of the field.
  3. ^ "Scoring Average – 2007". PGA Tour.
  4. ^ "Money Leaders – 2007". PGA Tour.
  5. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2007". PGA Tour.

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