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The Tallahassee Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1969 to 1989. It was played at Killearn Country Club in Tallahassee, Florida.

It was founded in 1969 as the Tallahassee Open Invitational. From 1983 to 1985, it was part of the PGA Tour's "Tournament Players Series", a "satellite tour". The purse for the 1989 tournament was $750,000 with 135,000 going to the winner.

The 1974 tournament featured the highest round scores in PGA history by a player who made the 36-hole cut. Mike Reasor severely injured himself horse riding between the second and third rounds. Needing to complete the tournament in order to gain an exemption for the Byron Nelson Classic, Reasor played the final two rounds using only a 5-iron and swinging using just one arm, recording scores of 123 and 114.[1]

From 1990 to 1992, Killearn Country Club hosted a LPGA Tour event by the same name.

WinnersEdit

1987–89 (official PGA Tour event)
Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Centel Classic
1989 Bill Britton   United States 200 −16 4 strokes   Ronnie Black
1988 Bill Glasson   United States 272 −16 2 strokes   Tommy Armour III
1987 Keith Clearwater   United States 278 −10 1 stroke   Bill Glasson
  Billy Kratzert
  Bob Lohr
  Joey Sindelar
1983-86 (satellite event)

Tallahassee Open

1969–82 (official PGA Tour event)
Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Tallahassee Open
1982 Bob Shearer   Australia 272 −16 1 stroke   Hal Sutton
  Denis Watson
1981 Dave Eichelberger   United States 271 −17 Playoff   Bob Murphy
  Mark O'Meara
1980 Mark Pfeil   United States 277 −11 1 stroke   Mark Lye
  Bill Rogers
1979 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   United States 269 −19 3 strokes   Lindy Miller
1978 Barry Jaeckel   United States 273 −15 Playoff   Bruce Lietzke
1977 Ed Sneed   United States 276 −12 Playoff   Lon Hinkle
1976 Gary Koch   United States 277 −11 1 stroke   John Mahaffey
1975 Rik Massengale   United States 274 −14 2 strokes   Spike Kelley
  Bert Yancey
1974 Allen Miller   United States 274 −14 1 stroke   Joe Inman
  Eddie Pearce
  Dan Sikes
1973 Hubert Green   United States 277 −11 1 stroke   Jim Simons
1972 Bob Shaw   Australia 273 −15 2 strokes   Leonard Thompson
Tallahassee Open Invitational
1971 Lee Trevino   United States 273 −15 3 strokes   Jim Wiechers
1970 Harold Henning   South Africa 277 −11 1 stroke   Rives McBee
1969 Chuck Courtney   United States 282 −6 1 stroke   Jacky Cupit
  Bert Greene
  Bob Shaw

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kelley, Brent. "Mike Reasor, the PGA Tour Player Who Scored 93-Over Par". About.com. Retrieved January 16, 2015.