1960 PGA Tour

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The 1960 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to December 11. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Arnold Palmer won the most tournaments, eight, and there were two first-time winners. Palmer was the leading money winner with earnings of $75,263. Palmer was voted the PGA Player of the Year[1] and Billy Casper won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1960 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 9 Los Angeles Open California United States Dow Finsterwald (9) 280 (–4) 5,500
Jan 18 Yorba Linda Open Invitational California United States Jerry Barber (3) 278 (–10) 2,800
Jan 24 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Ken Venturi (9) 286 (–2) 4,000
Jan 31 San Diego Open Invitational California United States Mike Souchak (11) 269 (–19) 2,800
Feb 7 Palm Springs Desert Golf Classic California United States Arnold Palmer (14) 338 (–20) 12,000
Feb 15 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona United States Jack Fleck (2) 273 (–11) 3,150
Feb 21 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona United States Don January (2) 271 (–9) 2,800
Feb 28 Texas Open Invitational Texas United States Arnold Palmer (15) 276 (–12) 2,800
Mar 6 Baton Rouge Open Invitational Louisiana United States Arnold Palmer (16) 279 (–9) 2,000
Mar 13 Pensacola Open Invitational Florida United States Arnold Palmer (17) 273 (–15) 2,000
Mar 21 St. Petersburg Open Invitational Florida United States George Bayer (4) 282 (–6) 2,000
Mar 27 De Soto Open Invitational Florida United States Sam Snead (79) 276 (–8) 5,300
Apr 3 Azalea Open North Carolina United States Tom Nieporte (2) 277 (–11) 2,000
Apr 10 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Arnold Palmer (18) 282 (–6) 17,500
Apr 17 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Sam Snead (80) 270 (–14) 2,800
Apr 24 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana United States Dow Finsterwald (10) 270 (–18) 3,500
May 2 Houston Classic Texas United States Bill Collins (2) 280 (–8) 5,300
May 8 Tournament of Champions Nevada United States Jerry Barber (4) 268 (–20) 10,000
May 15 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Julius Boros (9) 280 (E) 5,000
May 22 Hot Springs Open Invitational Arkansas United States Bill Collins (3) 275 (–13) 2,800
May 22 Sam Snead Festival West Virginia United States Dave Marr (n/a)[2] 265 (–15) 2,000
May 29 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana United States Doug Ford (15) 270 (–14) 9,000
Jun 5 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee United States Tommy Bolt (14) 273 (–7) 4,300
Jun 12 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma United States Gene Littler (15) 273 (–11) 4,300
Jun 18 U.S. Open Colorado United States Arnold Palmer (19) 280 (–4) 14,400
Jul 4 Buick Open Invitational Michigan United States Mike Souchak (12) 282 (–6) 9,000
Jul 9 British Open Scotland Australia Kel Nagle (1) 278 (–10) 3,500
Jul 9 Canadian Open Canada United States Art Wall, Jr. (11) 269 (–15) 3,500
Jul 17 Western Open Michigan Canada Stan Leonard (3) 278 (–10) 5,000
Jul 24 PGA Championship Ohio United States Jay Hebert (5) 281 (+1) 11,000
Jul 31 Eastern Open Invitational Maryland United States Gene Littler (16) 273 (–15) 3,500
Aug 7 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut United States Arnold Palmer (20) 270 (–14) 3,500
Aug 21 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota United States Don Fairfield (2) 266 (–22) 4,300
Aug 28 Milwaukee Open Invitational Wisconsin United States Ken Venturi (10) 271 (–9) 4,300
Sep 5 Dallas Open Invitational Texas United States Johnny Pott (1) 275 (–9) 3,500
Sep 12 Utah Open Invitational Utah United States Bill Johnston (2) 262 (–22) 2,800
Sep 18 Carling Open Invitational Washington United States Ernie Vossler (3) 272 (–12) 3,500
Sep 25 Portland Open Invitational Oregon United States Billy Casper (11) 266 (–22) 2,800
Oct 3 Hesperia Open Invitational California United States Billy Casper (12) 275 (–13) 2,000
Oct 16 Orange County Open Invitational California United States Billy Casper (13) 276 (–8) 2,000
Nov 20 Cajun Classic Louisiana United States Lionel Hebert (3) 272 (–12) 2,000
Nov 27 Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational Alabama United States Arnold Palmer (21) 274 (–14) 2,000
Dec 4 West Palm Beach Open Invitational Florida United States Johnny Pott (2) 278 (–10) 2,000
Dec 11 Coral Gables Open Invitational Florida United States Bob Goalby (2) 272 (–12) 2,800

Source:[3][4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Arnold Palmer  United States
PGA Player of the Year Arnold Palmer  United States
Scoring leader (Vardon Trophy) Billy Casper  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golf Award To Palmer". Youngstown Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio). AP. October 9, 1960. p. D-8. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ (Unofficial win)
  3. ^ "1960 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Seanor, Dave, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 616–23. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 

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