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The 2012 PGA Tour, the 45th season since the Tour became independent from the PGA of America, consisted of a total of 45 official money events running from early January to mid November.[1] The schedule, announced on October 19, 2011,[2] has four phases:

  • Regular season – Consisting of 37 events, starting on January 2 with the limited-field Hyundai Tournament of Champions and ending with the Wyndham Championship on August 19.
  • FedEx Cup Playoffs – As in previous seasons, this will be a series of four tournaments, starting with The Barclays on August 23–26 and ending with The Tour Championship on September 20–23.
  • Fall Series – After The Tour Championship, the principal portion of the season ends with a series of four tournaments. These tournaments, generally passed on by elite players, offer an additional opportunity for players to secure their tour cards for the following season by finishing in the top 125 on the money list, or to gain a two-year exemption by winning a tournament with a slightly weaker field than usual.
  • Between the regular season and the end of the Fall Series, the tour has three events, none of which offers official prize money.
    • The 2012 Ryder Cup, a biennial team competition involving a United States team and a European team. In 2012, this event will be held in Illinois.
    • The CIMB Classic, a limited-field event held in Malaysia that debuted in 2010.
    • The WGC-HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championships event held in China. Founded in 2005, it was elevated to WGC status in 2009, when it also became an event on the PGA Tour schedule. Although the prize money is unofficial, it now counts as an official PGA Tour win, if it is won by a PGA Tour member.

The regular season will include all four major championships and three of the World Golf Championships events. All four majors and all four WGC events are also sanctioned by the European Tour.

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ScheduleEdit

The following table lists the main season events for 2012. "Date" is the ending date of each event. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on tour up to and including that event. "OWGR points" is the number of Official World Golf Ranking points awarded for that tournament.[a]

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Jan 9 Hyundai Tournament of Champions Hawaii   Steve Stricker (12) 38 5,600,000 1,120,000 Winners-only event
Jan 15 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii   Johnson Wagner (3) 42 5,500,000 990,000
Jan 22 Humana Challenge California   Mark Wilson (5) 44 5,600,000 1,008,000 Celebrity pro-am
Jan 29 Farmers Insurance Open California   Brandt Snedeker (3) 48 6,000,000 1,080,000
Feb 5 Waste Management Phoenix Open Arizona   Kyle Stanley (1) 50 6,100,000 1,098,000
Feb 12 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California   Phil Mickelson (40) 38 6,400,000 1,152,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 19 Northern Trust Open California   Bill Haas (4) 62 6,600,000 1,188,000
Feb 26 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona   Hunter Mahan (4) 76 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 26 Mayakoba Golf Classic Mexico   John Huh (1) 24 3,700,000 666,000 Alternate event
Mar 4 The Honda Classic Florida   Rory McIlroy (3) 50 5,700,000 1,026,000
Mar 11 WGC-Cadillac Championship Florida   Justin Rose (4) 78 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 11 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico   George McNeill (2) 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Mar 18 Transitions Championship Florida   Luke Donald (5) 58 5,500,000 990,000
Mar 25 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida   Tiger Woods (72) 56 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
Apr 1 Shell Houston Open Texas   Hunter Mahan (5) 50 6,000,000 1,080,000
Apr 8 Masters Tournament Georgia   Bubba Watson (4) 100 8,000,000 1,440,000 Major championship
Apr 15 RBC Heritage South Carolina   Carl Pettersson (5) 50 5,700,000 1,026,000 Invitational
Apr 22 Valero Texas Open Texas   Ben Curtis (4) 24 6,200,000 1,116,000
Apr 29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana   Jason Dufner (1) 52 6,400,000 1,152,000
May 6 Wells Fargo Championship North Carolina   Rickie Fowler (1) 58 6,500,000 1,170,000
May 13 The Players Championship Florida   Matt Kuchar (4) 80 9,500,000 1,710,000 Flagship event
May 20 HP Byron Nelson Championship Texas   Jason Dufner (2) 38 6,500,000 1,170,000
May 27 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas   Zach Johnson (8) 50 6,400,000 1,152,000 Invitational
Jun 3 Memorial Tournament Ohio   Tiger Woods (73) 68 6,200,000 1,116,000 Invitational
Jun 10 FedEx St. Jude Classic Tennessee   Dustin Johnson (6) 34 5,600,000 1,008,000
Jun 17 U.S. Open California   Webb Simpson (3) 100 8,000,000 1,440,000 Major championship
Jun 24 Travelers Championship Connecticut   Marc Leishman (1) 46 6,000,000 1,080,000
Jul 1 AT&T National Maryland   Tiger Woods (74) 48 6,500,000 1,170,000 Invitational
Jul 8 Greenbrier Classic West Virginia   Ted Potter, Jr. (1) 48 6,100,000 1,098,000
Jul 15 John Deere Classic Illinois   Zach Johnson (9) 36 4,600,000 828,000
Jul 22 The Open Championship (British Open) England   Ernie Els (19) 100 7,800,000 1,405,890 Major championship
Jul 22 True South Classic Mississippi   Scott Stallings (2) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Jul 29 RBC Canadian Open Ontario   Scott Piercy (2) 36 5,200,000 936,000
Aug 5 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Ohio   Keegan Bradley (3) 76 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 5 Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada   J. J. Henry (2) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Aug 12 PGA Championship South Carolina   Rory McIlroy (4) 100 8,000,000 1,445,000 Major championship
Aug 20[N 1] Wyndham Championship North Carolina   Sergio García (8) 42 5,200,000 936,000
Aug 26 The Barclays New York   Nick Watney (5) 74 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 3 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts   Rory McIlroy (5) 74 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 9 BMW Championship Indiana   Rory McIlroy (6) 70 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 23 Tour Championship Georgia   Brandt Snedeker (4) 62 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Oct 7 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada   Ryan Moore (2) 30 4,500,000 810,000 Fall Series
Oct 14 Frys.com Open California   Jonas Blixt (1) 24 5,000,000 900,000 Fall Series
Oct 21 McGladrey Classic Georgia   Tommy Gainey (1) 26 4,000,000 720,000 Fall Series
Nov 11 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic Florida   Charlie Beljan (1) 24 4,700,000 846,000 Fall Series
  1. ^ The tournament was scheduled to end on August 19, but the end of the final round was pushed back to the following day due weather delays.

Unofficial eventsEdit

The following events did not carry official money; however, Ian Poulter's win in the WGC-HSBC Champions is considered an official win.

Date Tournament Location Winner(s) OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Mar 20 Tavistock Cup Florida Team Lake Nona n/a 2,170,000 110,000 Four six-player teams
Jun 19 CVS Caremark Charity Classic Rhode Island   Jay Haas &
  Morgan Pressel
n/a 1,300,000 150,000
each
10 two-player teams
Sep 30 Ryder Cup Illinois   Team Europe n/a Two 12-man teams
Oct 24 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Bermuda   Pádraig Harrington n/a 1,350,000 600,000 Four-player field
Oct 28 CIMB Classic Malaysia   Nick Watney 36 6,100,000 1,300,000 48-player field
Nov 4 WGC-HSBC Champions China   Ian Poulter (2) 64 7,000,000 1,200,000 World Golf Championships
Nov 13 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Nevada PGA Tour team n/a 1,000,000 166,666 Three three-player teams
Nov 14 Tyco Golf Skills Challenge Florida   Peter Hanson &
  Justin Rose
n/a 800,000 142,500
Dec 2 World Challenge California   Graeme McDowell 44 4,000,000 1,000,000 18-player field
Dec 3 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament California   Lee Dong-hwan n/a 1,057,500 50,000
Dec 9 Franklin Templeton Shootout Florida   Sean O'Hair &
  Kenny Perry
n/a 3,000,000 375,000 12 two-player teams
Dec 16 PNC Father-Son Challenge Florida   Davis Love III
& Dru Love
n/a 1,000,000 200,000 18 two-player teams

Source:[3]

Location of tournamentsEdit

Money leadersEdit

This section shows the final money leaders table.

Rank Player Country Events Prize money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 16 8,047,952
2 Tiger Woods   United States 19 6,133,158
3 Brandt Snedeker   United States 22 4,989,739
4 Jason Dufner   United States 22 4,869,304
5 Bubba Watson   United States 19 4,644,997
6 Zach Johnson   United States 25 4,504,244
7 Justin Rose   England 19 4,290,930
8 Phil Mickelson   United States 22 4,203,821
9 Hunter Mahan   United States 23 4,019,193
10 Keegan Bradley   United States 25 3,910,658

Source:[4]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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 so they are not available in advance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 PGA Tour schedule" (Press release). PGA Tour. October 19, 2011. Archived from the original on December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "2012 PGA TOUR schedule included notable changes" (Press release). PGA Tour. October 19, 2011. Archived from the original on December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "2012 Schedule". PGA Tour.
  4. ^ "Money Leaders – 2012". PGA Tour.
  5. ^ a b "McIlroy clinches awards in memorable year". PGA Tour. Associated Press. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Ferguson, Doug (November 13, 2012). "Tour changing the way it looks at 'comeback player' award, no one on ballot this year". Star Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved November 13, 2012.[permanent dead link]

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