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The Southern Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1970 to 2002. It was played at the Green Island Country Club in Columbus, Georgia, from 1970 to 1990 and at the Callaway Gardens Resort (Mountain View Course), Pine Mountain, Georgia, from 1991 to 2002. It was founded in 1970 as the Green Island Open Invitational but was known for most of its existence as the Southern Open. The purse for the 2002 tournament was $3,700,000, with $666,000 going to the winner.

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WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Buick Challenge
2002 Jonathan Byrd   United States 261 −27 1 stroke   David Toms
2001 Chris DiMarco   United States 267 −21 Playoff   David Duval
2000 David Duval   United States 269 −19 2 strokes   Jeff Maggert
  Nick Price
1999 David Toms   United States 271 −17 3 strokes   Stuart Appleby
1998 Steve Elkington (2)   Australia 267 −21 Playoff   Fred Funk
1997 Davis Love III   United States 270 −18 Playoff   Dan Forsman
1996 Michael Bradley   United States 134 −10 Playoff   Fred Funk
  Davis Love III
  John Maginnes
  Len Mattiace
1995 Fred Funk   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   John Morse
  Loren Roberts
Buick Southern Open
1994 Steve Elkington   Australia 200 −16 5 strokes   Steve Rintoul
1993 John Inman   United States 278 −10 Playoff   Billy Andrade
  Mark Brooks
  Brad Bryant
  Bob Estes
1992 Gary Hallberg   United States 206 −10 1 stroke   Jim Gallagher, Jr.
1991 David Peoples   United States 276 −12 1 stroke   Robert Gamez
1990 Kenny Knox   United States 265 −15 Playoff   Jim Hallet
Southern Open
1989 Ted Schulz   United States 266 −14 1 stroke   Jay Haas
  Tim Simpson
1988 David Frost   South Africa 270 −10 Playoff   Bob Tway
1987 Ken Brown   Scotland 266 −14 7 strokes   David Frost
  Mike Hulbert
  Larry Mize
1986 Fred Wadsworth   United States 269 −11 2 strokes   George Archer
  John Cook
  Tim Simpson
  Jim Thorpe
1985 Tim Simpson   United States 264 −16 2 strokes   Clarence Rose
1984 Hubert Green (2)   United States 265 −15 6 strokes   Rex Caldwell
  Scott Hoch
  Corey Pavin
1983 Ronnie Black   United States 271 −9 Playoff   Sam Torrance
1982 Bobby Clampett   United States 266 −14 2 strokes   Hale Irwin
1981 J. C. Snead   United States 271 −9 Playoff   Mike Sullivan
1980 Mike Sullivan   United States 269 −11 5 strokes   Dave Eichelberger
  Johnny Miller
1979 Ed Fiori   United States 274 −6 Playoff   Tom Weiskopf
1978 Jerry Pate (2)   United States 269 −11 1 stroke   Phil Hancock
1977 Jerry Pate   United States 266 −14 7 strokes   Phil Hancock
  Mac McLendon
  Johnny Miller
  Steve Taylor
1976 Mac McLendon   United States 274 −6 2 strokes   Hubert Green
1975 Hubert Green   United States 264 −16 3 strokes   John Schroeder
1974 Forrest Fezler   United States 271 −9 1 stroke   Bruce Crampton
  J. C. Snead
1973 Gary Player   South Africa 270 −10 1 stroke   Forrest Fezler
1972 DeWitt Weaver   United States 276 −4 Playoff   Chuck Courtney
Southern Open Invitational
1971 Johnny Miller   United States 267 −13 5 strokes   Deane Beman
Green Island Open Invitational
1970 Mason Rudolph   United States 274 −6 2 strokes   Chris Blocker

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