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The 2008 PGA Tour season ran from January 3 to November 9. The season consisted of 49 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.

ScheduleEdit

The following table lists the main season events for 2008. 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[1]
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Jan 6 Mercedes-Benz Championship Hawaii   Daniel Chopra (2) 48 5,500,000 1,100,000 Winners-only event
Jan 13 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii   K. J. Choi (7) 50 5,300,000 954,000
Jan 20 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California   D. J. Trahan (2) 34 5,100,000 918,000 Celebrity pro-am
Jan 27 Buick Invitational California   Tiger Woods (62) 60 5,200,000 936,000
Feb 3 FBR Open Arizona   J. B. Holmes (2) 58 6,000,000 1,080,000
Feb 10 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California   Steve Lowery (3) 40 6,000,000 1,080,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 17 Northern Trust Open California   Phil Mickelson (33) 68 6,200,000 1,116,000
Feb 24 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona   Tiger Woods (63) 76 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 24 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun Mexico   Brian Gay (1) 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Mar 2 The Honda Classic Florida   Ernie Els (16) 48 5,500,000 990,000
Mar 9 PODS Championship Florida   Sean O'Hair (2) 52 5,300,000 954,000
Mar 16 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida   Tiger Woods (64) 62 5,800,000 1,044,000 Invitational
Mar 24 WGC-CA Championship Florida   Geoff Ogilvy (4) 76 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 23 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico   Greg Kraft (1) 24 3,500,000 630,000 New tournament
Alternate event
Mar 30 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana   Andrés Romero (1) 46 6,200,000 1,116,000
Apr 6 Shell Houston Open Texas   Johnson Wagner (1) 52 5,600,000 1,008,000
Apr 13 Masters Tournament Georgia   Trevor Immelman (2) 100 7,000,000 1,350,000 Major championship
Apr 20 Verizon Heritage South Carolina   Boo Weekley (2) 54 5,500,000 990,000 Invitational
Apr 27 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Texas   Adam Scott (6) 44 6,400,000 1,152,000
May 4 Wachovia Championship North Carolina   Anthony Kim (1) 66 6,400,000 1,152,000
May 11 The Players Championship Florida   Sergio García (7) 80 9,500,000 1,710,000 Flagship event
May 18 AT&T Classic Georgia   Ryuji Imada (1) 26 5,500,000 990,000
May 25 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas   Phil Mickelson (34) 54 6,100,000 1,098,000 Invitational
June 1 The Memorial Tournament Ohio   Kenny Perry (10) 62 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
June 8 Stanford St. Jude Championship Tennessee   Justin Leonard (12) 44 6,000,000 1,080,000
June 15 U.S. Open California   Tiger Woods (65) 100 7,000,000 1,350,000 Major championship
June 22 Travelers Championship Connecticut   Stewart Cink (5) 36 6,000,000 1,080,000
June 29 Buick Open Michigan   Kenny Perry (11) 34 5,000,000 900,000
July 6 AT&T National Maryland   Anthony Kim (2) 48 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
July 13 John Deere Classic Illinois   Kenny Perry (12) 32 4,200,000 756,000
July 20 The Open Championship (British Open) England   Pádraig Harrington (4) 100 8,161,174 1,498,875 Major championship
July 20 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee Wisconsin   Richard S. Johnson (1) 24 4,000,000 720,000 Alternate event
July 27 RBC Canadian Open Ontario   Chez Reavie (1) 30 5,000,000 900,000
Aug 3 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Ohio   Vijay Singh (32) 74 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 3 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada   Parker McLachlin (1) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Aug 10 PGA Championship Michigan   Pádraig Harrington (5) 100 7,500,000 1,350,000 Major championship
Aug 17 Wyndham Championship North Carolina   Carl Pettersson (3) 30 5,100,000 918,000
Aug 24 The Barclays New Jersey   Vijay Singh (33) 72 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 1 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts   Vijay Singh (34) 70 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 7 BMW Championship Missouri   Camilo Villegas (1) 66 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 21 Viking Classic Mississippi   Will MacKenzie (2) 24 3,600,000 648,000 Fall Series
Sep 28 The Tour Championship Georgia   Camilo Villegas (2) 54 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Oct 5 Turning Stone Resort Championship New York   Dustin Johnson (1) 26 6,000,000 1,080,000 Fall Series
Oct 12 Valero Texas Open Texas   Zach Johnson (4) 28 4,500,000 810,000 Fall Series
Oct 19 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada   Marc Turnesa (1) 34 4,100,000 738,000 Fall Series
Oct 26 Frys.com Open Arizona   Cameron Beckman (2) 30 5,000,000 900,000 Fall Series
Nov 2 Ginn sur Mer Classic Florida   Ryan Palmer (2) 24 4,600,000 828,000 Fall Series
Nov 9 Children's Miracle Network Classic Florida   Davis Love III (20) 32 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 25 Tavistock Cup Florida Team Isleworth 2,600,000 1,000,000 Two 10-player teams
Jun 24 CVS Caremark Charity Classic Rhode Island   Camilo Villegas &
  Bubba Watson
1,350,000 125,000
each
10 two-player teams
Sep 21 Ryder Cup Kentucky   Team USA n/a Two 12-man teams
Oct 15 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Bermuda   Jim Furyk 1,350,000 600,000 Four-player field
Oct 28 Kiwi Challenge New Zealand   Hunter Mahan 2,600,000 1,500,000 Four-player field
Nov 3 ADT Skills Challenge Florida   Greg Norman &
  Gregory Norman
800,000 145,000
Nov 11 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Nevada Champions Tour team 1,000,000 166,666 Three three-player teams
Nov 30 Omega Mission Hills World Cup China   Robert Karlsson
& Henrik Stenson
5,500,000 1,700,000 28 two-man teams
Nov 30 LG Skins Game California   K. J. Choi 1,000,000 415,000 Four-player field
Dec 7 Del Webb Father/Son Challenge Florida   Larry Nelson
& Drew Nelson
1,100,000 100,000
Dec 8 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament California   Harrison Frazar 1,057,500 50,000
Dec 14 Merrill Lynch Shootout Florida   Scott Hoch &
  Kenny Perry
3,000,000 365,000 12 two-player teams
Dec 21 Chevron World Challenge California   Vijay Singh 5,750,000 1,350,000 18-player field

Source:[2]

Location of tournamentsEdit

Money leadersEdit

This shows the money leaders for the 2008 PGA Tour season. These figures do not include FedEx Cup bonus money.

Rank Player Country Events Prize money ($)
1 Vijay Singh   Fiji 23 6,601,094
2 Tiger Woods   United States 6 5,775,000
3 Phil Mickelson   United States 21 5,118,875
4 Sergio García   Spain 19 4,858,224
5 Kenny Perry   United States 26 4,663,794
6 Anthony Kim   United States 22 4,656,265
7 Camilo Villegas   Colombia 22 4,422,641
8 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 15 4,313,551
9 Stewart Cink   United States 22 3,963,661
10 Justin Leonard   United States 25 3,943,542

Source:[3]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Each tournament is allocated a certain number of Official World Golf Rankings 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.
  2. ^ "2008 Schedule". PGA Tour.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 2008". PGA Tour.

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