1964 PGA Tour

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The 1964 PGA Tour season was played from January 3 to November 22. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Tony Lema won the most tournaments, five, and there were seven first-time winners. Jack Nicklaus was the leading money winner with earnings of $113,285. Ken Venturi was voted the PGA Player of the Year[1] and Arnold Palmer won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1964 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 6 Los Angeles Open California United States Paul Harney (4) 280 (–4) 7,500
Jan 12 San Diego Open Invitational California United States Art Wall, Jr. (12) 274 (–6) 4,300
Jan 19 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Tony Lema (5) 284 (–4) 7,500
Jan 26 Lucky International Open California United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez (2) 272 (–12) 7,500
Feb 2 Palm Springs Golf Classic California United States Tommy Jacobs (4) 353 (–7) 7,500
Feb 9 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona United States Jack Nicklaus (9) 271 (–13) 7,500
Feb 16 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona United States Jacky Cupit (3) 274 (–14) 4,000
Mar 2 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana United States Mason Rudolph (3) 283 (–5) 7,500
Mar 8 Pensacola Open Florida South Africa Gary Player (8) 274 (–14) 4,000
Mar 15 St. Petersburg Open Invitational Florida Australia Bruce Devlin (1) 272 (–16) 3,300
Mar 22 Doral Open Invitational Florida United States Billy Casper (21) 277 (–11) 7,500
Mar 30 Azalea Open North Carolina United States Al Besselink (4) 282 (–6) 2,700
Apr 5 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Julius Boros (13) 277 (–3) 6,600
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Arnold Palmer (43) 276 (–12) 20,000
Apr 19 Houston Classic Texas United States Mike Souchak (14) 278 (–6) 7,500
Apr 26 Texas Open Invitational Texas Australia Bruce Crampton (3) 273 (–7) 5,800
May 3 Tournament of Champions Nevada United States Jack Nicklaus (10) 279 (–9) 12,000
May 3 Waco Turner Open Oklahoma United States Pete Brown (1) 280 (–8) 2,700
May 10 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Billy Casper (22) 279 (–1) 14,000
May 18 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma United States Arnold Palmer (44) 277 (–11) 5,800
May 24 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee United States Mike Souchak (15) 270 (–10) 7,500
May 31 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana South Africa Gary Player (9) 273 (–11) 12,000
Jun 7 Thunderbird Classic New York United States Tony Lema (6) 276 (–12) 20,000
Jun 14 Buick Open Invitational Michigan United States Tony Lema (7) 277 (–11) 8,000
Jun 20 U.S. Open Maryland United States Ken Venturi (11) 278 (–2) 1,700
Jun 28 Cleveland Open Ohio United States Tony Lema (8) 270 (–14) 20,000
Jul 5 Whitemarsh Open Invitational Pennsylvania United States Jack Nicklaus (11) 276 (–12) 24,000
Jul 10 British Open Scotland United States Tony Lema (9) 279 (–9) 4,200
Jul 19 PGA Championship Ohio United States Bobby Nichols (4) 271 (–9) 18,000
Jul 26 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut United States Ken Venturi (12) 273 (–11) 7,500
Aug 2 Canadian Open Canada Australia Kel Nagle (2) 277 (–11) 7,500
Aug 9 Western Open Illinois United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez (3) 268 (–16) 11,000
Aug 16 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota United States Chuck Courtney (1) 272 (–12) 11,500
Aug 23 American Golf Classic Ohio United States Ken Venturi (13) 275 (–5) 7,500
Aug 30 Carling World Open Michigan United States Bobby Nichols (5) 278 (–6) 35,000
Sep 7 Dallas Open Invitational Texas United States Charles Coody (1) 271 (–13) 5,800
Sep 20 Portland Open Invitational Oregon United States Jack Nicklaus (12) 275 (–13) 5,800
Sep 27 Greater Seattle Open Invitational Washington United States Billy Casper (23) 265 (–15) 5,800
Oct 4 Fresno Open Invitational California Canada George Knudson (3) 280 (–8) 5,000
Oct 11 Sunset-Camellia Open Invitational California United States Bob McCallister (2) 281 (–3) 3,300
Oct 18 Sahara Invitational Nevada United States R. H. Sikes (1) 275 (–9) 12,000
Oct 25 Mountain View Open California United States Jack McGowan (1) 273 (–11) 5,800
Nov 1 Almaden Open Invitational California United States Billy Casper (24) 279 (–9) 3,300
Nov 22 Cajun Classic Open Invitational Louisiana United States Miller Barber (1) 277 (–7) 3,300

Source:[2][3]

Money leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 113,285
2 Arnold Palmer  United States 113,203
3 Billy Casper  United States 90,130
4 Tony Lema  United States 74,130
5 Bobby Nichols  United States 74,013
6 Ken Venturi  United States 62,466
7 Gary Player  South Africa 64,490
8 Mason Rudolph  United States 52,569
9 Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States 49,339
10 Mike Souchak  United States 39,559

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Jack Nicklaus  United States
PGA Player of the Year Ken Venturi  United States
Scoring leader (Vardon Trophy) Arnold Palmer  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P.G.A. Picks Venturi As Golfer of Year". The New York Times. UPI. October 4, 1964. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1964 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 643–50. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  4. ^ "Nicklaus Exempt From Fees In 1965 Events". The Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina). AP. November 24, 1964. p. 8. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 

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