1968 PGA Tour

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The 1968 PGA Tour season was played from January 11 to November 24. The season consisted of 46 official money events. Billy Casper won the most tournaments, six, and there were 11 first-time winners. Casper was the leading money winner with earnings of $205,169 and also won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average. The PGA Player of the Year was not awarded.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1968 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 14 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Johnny Pott (5) 285 (–3) 16,000
Jan 21 Kaiser International Open Invitational California United States Kermit Zarley (1) 273 (–15) 25,000
Jan 28 Los Angeles Open California United States Billy Casper (35) 274 (–10) 20,000
Feb 4 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Arnold Palmer (53) 348 (–12) 20,000
Feb 11 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States Tom Weiskopf (1) 273 (–15) 30,000
Feb 18 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona Canada George Knudson (5) 272 (–12) 20,000
Feb 25 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona Canada George Knudson (6) 273 (–15) 20,000
Mar 10 Doral Open Invitational Florida United States Gardner Dickinson (5) 275 (–13) 20,000
Mar 17 Florida Citrus Open Invitational Florida United States Dan Sikes (5) 274 (–14) 23,000
Mar 25 Pensacola Open Invitational Florida United States George Archer (3) 268 (–20) 16,000
Mar 31 Jacksonville Open Invitational Florida England Tony Jacklin (1) 273 (–15) 20,000
Apr 8 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Billy Casper (36) 267 (–17) 27,500
Apr 14 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Bob Goalby (8) 277 (–11) 20,000
Apr 14 Rebel Yell Open Tennessee United States Larry Mowry (1) 279 (–9) 2,800
Apr 21 Tournament of Champions Nevada United States Don January (7) 276 (–8) 30,000
Apr 21 Azalea Open Invitational North Carolina United States Steve Reid (1) 271 (–13) 5,000
Apr 28 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Miller Barber (3) 270 (–10) 20,000
May 5 Houston Champions International Texas Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo (7) 274 (–10) 20,000
May 12 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana United States George Archer (4) 271 (–17) 20,000
May 19 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Billy Casper (37) 275 (–5) 25,000
May 19 Magnolia State Classic Mississippi United States Mac McLendon (n/a)[1] 269 (–19) 2,800
May 25 Memphis Open Invitational Tennessee United States Bob Lunn (1) 268 (–12) 20,000
Jun 2 Atlanta Classic Georgia United States Bob Lunn (2) 280 (–8) 23,000
Jun 9 500 Festival Open Invitation Indiana United States Billy Casper (38) 280 (–8) 20,000
Jun 16 U.S. Open New York United States Lee Trevino (1) 275 (–5) 30,000
Jun 23 Canadian Open Canada New Zealand Bob Charles (5) 274 (–10) 25,000
Jun 30 Cleveland Open Invitational Ohio United States Dave Stockton (2) 276 (–8) 22,000
Jul 7 Buick Open Invitational Michigan United States Tom Weiskopf (2) 280 (–8) 25,000
Jul 13 British Open Scotland South Africa Gary Player (11) 289 (+1) 7,200
Jul 14 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Dave Stockton (3) 275 (–13) 40,000
Jul 21 PGA Championship Texas United States Julius Boros (17) 281 (+1) 25,000
Jul 28 Minnesota Golf Classic Minnesota United States Dan Sikes (6) 272 (–12) 25,000
Aug 4 Western Open Illinois United States Jack Nicklaus (26) 273 (–11) 26,000
Aug 11 American Golf Classic Ohio United States Jack Nicklaus (27) 280 (E) 25,000
Aug 18 Westchester Classic New York United States Julius Boros (18) 272 (–16) 50,000
Aug 25 Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Bob Murphy (1) 276 (–12) 20,000
Sep 2 Thunderbird Classic New Jersey United States Bob Murphy (2) 277 (–11) 30,000
Sep 8 Greater Hartford Open Invitational Connecticut United States Billy Casper (39) 266 (–18) 20,000
Sep 15 Kemper Open Massachusetts United States Arnold Palmer (54) 276 (–12) 30,000
Sep 22 PGA National Team Championship Oklahoma United States George Archer & Bobby Nichols (5/8) 265 (–22) 20,000
Sep 29 Robinson Open Illinois United States Dean Refram (1) 270 (–18) 5,000
Oct 20 Sahara Invitational Nevada United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez (5) 274 (–10) 20,000
Oct 27 Haig Open Invitational California United States Bob Dickson (1) 271 (–13) 22,000
Nov 4 Lucky International Open California United States Billy Casper (40) 269 (–15) 20,000
Nov 10 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Lee Trevino (2) 272 (–16) 25,000
Nov 24 Cajun Classic Louisiana United States Ron Cerrudo (1) 270 (–18) 5,000

Source:[2][3]

Money leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings ($)
1 Billy Casper  United States 205,169
2 Jack Nicklaus  United States 155,285
3 Tom Weiskopf  United States 152,945
4 George Archer  United States 150,972
5 Julius Boros  United States 148,310
6 Lee Trevino  United States 132,127
7 Arnold Palmer  United States 114,602
8 Dan Sikes  United States 108,330
9 Miller Barber  United States 105,845
10 Bob Murphy  United States 105,595

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Billy Casper  United States
PGA Player of the Year No award
Scoring leader (Vardon Trophy) Billy Casper  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unofficial win
  2. ^ "1968 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. 668–75. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  4. ^ "Bill Casper Nails Down Purse Title". The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio). UPI. November 28, 1968. p. 6-D. 

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