1965 PGA Tour

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The 1965 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to November 28. The season consisted of 40 official money events. Jack Nicklaus won the most tournaments, five, and there were six first-time winners. Jack Nicklaus was the leading money winner with earnings of $140,752. Dave Marr 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 1965 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 11 Los Angeles Open California United States Paul Harney (5) 276 (–8) 12,000
Jan 17 San Diego Open Invitational California United States Wes Ellis (3) 267 (–17) 4,850
Jan 24 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California Australia Bruce Crampton (4) 284 (–4) 11,000
Jan 31 Lucky International Open California United States George Archer (1) 278 (–6) 8,500
Feb 7 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Billy Casper (25) 348 (–12) 15,000
Feb 14 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona United States Rod Funseth (1) 274 (–14) 10,500
Feb 21 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona New Zealand Bob Charles (3) 271 (–17) 6,800
Feb 28 Pensacola Open Invitational Florida United States Doug Sanders (13) 277 (–11) 10,000
Mar 7 Doral Open Invitational Florida United States Doug Sanders (14) 274 (–14) 11,000
Mar 14 Jacksonville Open Florida United States Bert Weaver (1) 285 (–3) 8,500
Mar 21 Azalea Open Invitational North Carolina United States Dick Hart (1) 276 (–12) 3,850
Mar 28 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Sam Snead (82) 273 (–11) 11,000
Apr 11 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Jack Nicklaus (13) 271 (–17) 20,000
Apr 18 Houston Classic Texas United States Bobby Nichols (6) 273 (–11) 12,000
Apr 25 Texas Open Invitational Texas United States Frank Beard (2) 270 (–10) 7,500
May 2 Tournament of Champions Nevada United States Arnold Palmer (45) 277 (–11) 14,000
May 11 Colonial National Invitation Texas Australia Bruce Crampton (5) 276 (–4) 20,000
May 16 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana United States Dick Mayer (7) 273 (–15) 20,000
May 23 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee United States Jack Nicklaus (14) 271 (–9) 9,000
May 30 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana Australia Bruce Crampton (6) 279 (–5) 15,200
Jun 6 Buick Open Invitational Michigan United States Tony Lema (10) 280 (–8) 20,000
Jun 13 Cleveland Open Invitational Ohio United States Dan Sikes (2) 272 (–12) 25,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open Missouri South Africa Gary Player (10) 282 (+2) 26,000
Jun 27 St. Paul Open Invitational Minnesota United States Raymond Floyd (2) 270 (–14) 20,000
Jul 4 Western Open Illinois United States Billy Casper (26) 270 (–14) 11,000
Jul 9 British Open England Australia Peter Thomson (6) 285 (–3) 4,900
Jul 17 Canadian Open Canada United States Gene Littler (20) 273 (–7) 20,000
Jul 25 Insurance City Open Invitational Connecticut United States Billy Casper (27) 274 (–10) 11,000
Aug 1 Thunderbird Classic New York United States Jack Nicklaus (15) 270 (–18) 20,000
Aug 8 Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Jack Nicklaus (16) 277 (–11) 24,300
Aug 15 PGA Championship Pennsylvania United States Dave Marr (3) 280 (–4) 25,000
Aug 23 Carling World Open Massachusetts United States Tony Lema (11) 279 (–5) 35,000
Aug 29 American Golf Classic Ohio United States Al Geiberger (3) 280 (E) 20,000
Sep 5 Oklahoma City Open Invitational Oklahoma United States Jack Rule, Jr. (2) 283 (–5) 10,000
Sep 19 Portland Open Invitational Oregon United States Jack Nicklaus (17) 273 (–15) 6,600
Sep 26 Greater Seattle Open Invitational Washington United States Gay Brewer (5) 279 (–9) 6,600
Oct 23 Sahara Invitational Nevada United States Billy Casper (28) 269 (–15) 20,000
Oct 31 Almaden Open Invitational California South Africa Bobby Verwey (1) 273 (–15) 6,800
Nov 7 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Gay Brewer (6) 281 (–7) 9,000
Nov 28 Cajun Classic Louisiana United States Babe Hiskey (1) 275 (–13) 4,250

Source:[2][3]

Money leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 140,752
2 Tony Lema  United States 101,816
3 Billy Casper  United States 99,931
4 Doug Sanders  United States 72,182
5 Gary Player  South Africa 69,964
6 Bruce Devlin  Australia 67,657
7 Dave Marr  United States 63,375
8 Al Geiberger  United States 59,699
9 Gene Littler  United States 58,898
10 Arnold Palmer  United States 57,770

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Jack Nicklaus  United States
PGA Player of the Year Dave Marr  United States
Scoring leader (Vardon Trophy) Billy Casper  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Names Dave Marr Best Of 1965". The Miami News (Miami, Florida). AP. October 19, 1965. p. 3B. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1965 winners sorted by age". PGA Tour. July 9, 2008. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Seanor, Dave, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 650–6. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  4. ^ "Jack Nicklaus Was Golf's Top Money Winner". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Lewiston, Idaho). AP. December 5, 1965. p. 19. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 

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