1970 PGA Tour

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The 1970 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to December 13. The season consisted of 45 official money events. Billy Casper won the most tournaments, four, and there were six first-time winners. The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1970 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 Billy Casper (44) 276 (–8) 20,000
Jan 18 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona United States Dale Douglass (3) 271 (–13) 20,000
Jan 25 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Bert Yancey (6) 278 (–10) 25,000
Feb 1 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States Pete Brown (2) 275 (–13) 30,000
Feb 8 Bob Hope Desert Classic California Australia Bruce Devlin (5) 339 (–21) 25,000
Feb 15 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona United States Lee Trevino (4) 275 (–13) 20,000
Feb 22 San Antonio Open Invitational Texas United States Ron Cerrudo (2) 273 (–7) 20,000
Mar 1 Doral-Eastern Open Invitational Florida United States Mike Hill (1) 279 (–9) 30,000
Mar 8 Florida Citrus Invitational Florida United States Bob Lunn (4) 271 (–17) 30,000
Mar 15 Monsanto Open Florida United States Dick Lotz (2) 275 (–9) 30,000
Mar 23 Greater Jacksonville Open Florida United States Don January (8) 279 (–9) 20,000
Mar 29 National Airlines Open Invitational Florida United States Lee Trevino (5) 274 (–14) 40,000
Apr 5 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina South Africa Gary Player (13) 271 (–13) 36,000
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Billy Casper (45) 279 (–9) 25,000
Apr 20 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana United States Miller Barber (5) 278 (–10) 25,000
Apr 26 Tournament of Champions California United States Frank Beard (9) 273 (–15) 30,000
Apr 26 Tallahassee Open Invitational Florida South Africa Harold Henning (2) 277 (–11) 10,000
May 3 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Jack Nicklaus (31) 274 (–6) 20,000
May 10 Houston Champions International Texas United States Gibby Gilbert (1) 282 (–2) 23,000
May 17 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Homero Blancas (2) 273 (–7) 25,000
May 24 Atlanta Classic Georgia United States Tommy Aaron (2) 275 (–13) 25,000
May 31 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Dave Hill (8) 267 (–13) 30,000
Jun 7 Kemper Open North Carolina United States Dick Lotz (3) 278 (–10) 30,000
Jun 14 Western Open Illinois United States Hugh Royer, Jr. (1) 273 (–11) 26,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open Minnesota England Tony Jacklin (3) 281 (–7) 30,000
Jun 28 Cleveland Open Ohio Australia Bruce Devlin (6) 268 (–12) 30,000
Jul 5 Canadian Open Canada United States Kermit Zarley (2) 279 (–9) 25,000
Jul 12 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Deane Beman (2) 276 (–12) 22,000
Jul 12 British Open Scotland United States Jack Nicklaus (32) 283 (–5) 12,600
Jul 19 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Billy Casper (46) 274 (–14) 30,000
Jul 26 National Four-Ball Championship PGA Players Pennsylvania United States Jack Nicklaus (33)
United States Arnold Palmer (57)
259 (–25) 20,000
each
Aug 2 Westchester Classic New York Australia Bruce Crampton (8) 273 (–15) 50,000
Aug 9 American Golf Classic Ohio United States Frank Beard (10) 276 (–4) 30,000
Aug 16 PGA Championship Oklahoma United States Dave Stockton (4) 279 (–1) 40,000
Aug 24 AVCO Golf Classic Massachusetts United States Billy Casper (47) 277 (–11) 32,000
Aug 30 Dow Jones Open Invitational New Jersey United States Bobby Nichols (8) 276 (–12) 60,000
Sep 7 Greater Hartford Open Invitational Connecticut United States Bob Murphy (3) 267 (–17) 20,000
Sep 20 Robinson Open Golf Classic Illinois Canada George Knudson (7) 268 (–16) 20,000
Sep 27 Green Island Open Invitational Georgia United States Mason Rudolph (5) 274 (–6) 12,000
Oct 4 Azalea Open Invitational North Carolina United States Cesar Sanudo (1) 269 (–15) 12,000
Oct 25 Kaiser International Open Invitational California United States Ken Still (3) 280 (–8) 30,000
Nov 1 Sahara Invitational Nevada United States Babe Hiskey (1) 276 (–12) 20,000
Nov 29 Heritage Golf Classic South Carolina United States Bob Goalby (10) 280 (–4) 20,000
Dec 6 Coral Springs Open Invitational Florida United States Bill Garrett (1) 272 (–12) 25,000
Dec 13 Bahama Islands Open Bahamas United States Doug Sanders (19) 272 (–16) 26,000

Awards[edit]

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

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