1972 PGA Tour

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The 1972 PGA Tour season was played from January 6 to December 3. The season consisted of 47 official money events. Jack Nicklaus won the most tournaments, seven, and there were five 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 1972 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 Winner's
share ($)
Jan 9 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California United States George Archer (9) 270 (−14) 25,000
Jan 16 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Jack Nicklaus (39) 284 (−4) 28,000
Jan 23 Tucson Open Arizona United States Miller Barber (7) 273 (−15) 30,000
Jan 30 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States Paul Harney (6) 275 (−13) 30,000
Feb 6 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Grier Jones (1) 274 (−14) 40,000
Feb 13 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Bob Rosburg (6) 344 (−16) 29,000
Feb 20 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Homero Blancas (3) 273 (−11) 25,000
Feb 27 Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic Florida United States Tom Weiskopf (5) 278 (−10) 52,000
Mar 5 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Jack Nicklaus (40) 276 (−12) 30,000
Mar 12 Florida Citrus Open Florida United States Jerry Heard (2) 276 (−12) 30,000
Mar 19 Greater Jacksonville Open Florida England Tony Jacklin (4) 283 (−5) 25,000
Mar 26 Greater New Orleans Open Louisiana South Africa Gary Player (16) 279 (−9) 58,000
Apr 2 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States George Archer (10) 272 (−12) 40,000
Apr 9 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Jack Nicklaus (41) 286 (−2) 25,000
Apr 16 Monsanto Open Florida United States Dave Hill (9) 271 (−13) 30,000
Apr 23 Tallahassee Open Florida Australia Bob Shaw (1) 273 (−15) 15,000
Apr 23 Tournament of Champions California United States Bobby Mitchell (2) 280 (−8) 33,000
May 1 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (6) 273 (−7) 25,000
May 7 Houston Open Texas Australia Bruce Devlin (7) 278 (−10) 25,000
May 14 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Jerry Heard (3) 275 (−5) 25,100
May 21 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Lee Trevino (12) 281 (+1) 35,000
May 28 Atlanta Classic Georgia United States Bob Lunn (6) 275 (−13) 26,000
Jun 4 Kemper Open North Carolina United States Doug Sanders (20) 275 (−13) 35,000
Jun 11 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States J. C. Snead (3) 282 (−6) 30,000
Jun 18 U.S. Open California United States Jack Nicklaus (42) 290 (+2) 30,000
Jun 28 Western Open Illinois United States Jim Jamieson (1) 271 (−13) 30,000
Jul 3 Cleveland Open Ohio Australia David Graham (1) 278 (−6) 30,000
Jul 9 Canadian Open Canada United States Gay Brewer (10) 275 (−9) 30,000
Jul 15 British Open Scotland United States Lee Trevino (13) 278 (−6) 13,750
Jul 16 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Jim Colbert (2) 271 (−13) 25,000
Jul 23 American Golf Classic Ohio United States Bert Yancey (7) 276 (−4) 30,000
Jul 30 National Team Championship[1][2] Pennsylvania United States Babe Hiskey (3) &
United States Kermit Zarley (3)
262 (−22) 20,000
(each)
Aug 6 PGA Championship Michigan South Africa Gary Player (17) 281 (+1) 45,000
Aug 13 Westchester Classic New York United States Jack Nicklaus (43) 270 (−18) 50,000
Aug 20 USI Classic Massachusetts Australia Bruce Devlin (8) 275 (−13) 40,000
Aug 27 U.S. Professional Match Play Championship North Carolina United States Jack Nicklaus (44) 2 & 1 40,000
Aug 27 Liggett & Myers Open North Carolina United States Lou Graham (2) 285 (−3) 20,000
Sep 4 Greater Hartford Open Invitational Connecticut United States Lee Trevino (14) 269 (−15) 25,000
Sep 10 Southern Open Georgia United States DeWitt Weaver (2) 276 (−4) 20,000
Sep 17 Greater St. Louis Golf Classic Missouri United States Lee Trevino (15) 269 (−11) 30,000
Sep 24 Robinson's Fall Golf Classic Illinois United States Grier Jones (2) 273 (−11) 20,000
Oct 1 Quad Cities Open Iowa United States Deane Beman (3) 279 (−5) 20,000
Oct 22 Kaiser International Open Invitational California Canada George Knudson (7) 271 (−17) 30,000
Oct 29 Sahara Invitational Nevada United States Lanny Wadkins (1) 273 (−15) 27,000
Nov 5 San Antonio Texas Open Texas United States Mike Hill (2) 273 (−15) 25,000
Nov 26 Sea Pines Heritage Classic South Carolina United States Johnny Miller (2) 281 (−4) 25,000
Dec 3 Walt Disney World Open Invitational Florida United States Jack Nicklaus (45) 267 (−21) 30,000

Rogelio Gonzales suspension[edit]

At the Greater New Orleans Open, Tour rookie golfer from Colombia Rogelio Gonzales was disqualified after it was learned he had changed his scorecard earlier in the tournament.[3] In addition to his disqualification, the PGA Tour lifted Gonzales playing privileges.[4]

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Just in ...". Golf World 66 (10): 15. September 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Zarley-Hiskey Win Team Championship". Observer–Reporter (Washington, Pennsylvania). AP. July 31, 1972. p. B-5. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tampering charged; Golfer suspended". The Spokesman-Review. AP. April 1, 1972. p. 11. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ McDermott, Barry (June 19, 1972). "Keeping A Close Eye On The Ball". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 

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