1975 PGA Tour

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The 1975 PGA Tour season was played from January 9 to October 26, and consisted of 42 official money events. Jack Nicklaus won the most tournaments, five, including two majors, and there were eight first-time winners. Johnny Miller won the first two events of the year for the second year in a row (he won the first three in 1974).

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1975 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament, usually Sunday. 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 12 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Johnny Miller (12) 260 (–24) 30,000
Jan 19 Dean Martin Tucson Open Arizona United States Johnny Miller (13) 263 (–25) 40,000
Jan 26 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Gene Littler (26) 280 (–8) 37,000
Feb 2 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Gary Groh (1) 274 (–14) 44,000
Feb 9 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Johnny Miller (14) 339 (–21) 32,000
Feb 16 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States J. C. Snead (4) 279 (–9) 34,000
Feb 23 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California United States Pat Fitzsimons (1) 275 (–9) 30,000
Mar 2 Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic Florida United States Bob Murphy (4) 273 (–15) 52,000
Mar 9 Florida Citrus Open Florida United States Lee Trevino (20) 276 (–12) 40,000
Mar 16 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Jack Nicklaus (55) 276 (–12) 30,000
Mar 23 Greater Jacksonville Open Florida United States Larry Ziegler (2) 276 (–12) 30,000
Mar 30 Sea Pines Heritage Classic South Carolina United States Jack Nicklaus (56) 271 (–13) 40,000
Apr 6 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Tom Weiskopf (11) 275 (–9) 45,000
Apr 13 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Jack Nicklaus (57) 276 (–12) 40,000
Apr 20 Pensacola Open Florida United States Jerry McGee (1) 271 (–13) 25,000
Apr 27 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Al Geiberger (6) 277 (–11) 40,000
Apr 27 Tallahassee Open Florida United States Rik Massengale (1) 274 (–14) 12,000
May 4 Houston Open Texas Australia Bruce Crampton (14) 273 (–15) 30,000
May 12 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Tom Watson (2) 269 (–19) 35,000
May 18 First NBC New Orleans Open Louisiana United States Billy Casper (51) 271 (–17) 30,000
May 25 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Gene Littler (27) 270 (–18) 35,000
Jun 1 Atlanta Classic Georgia United States Hale Irwin (4) 271 (–17) 45,000
Jun 8 Kemper Open North Carolina United States Raymond Floyd (6) 278 (–10) 50,000
Jun 15 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Tom Jenkins (1) 275 (–9) 30,000
Jun 23 U.S. Open Illinois United States Lou Graham (3) 287 (+3) 40,000
Jun 30 Western Open Illinois United States Hale Irwin (5) 283 (–1) 40,000
Jul 5 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Art Wall, Jr. (14) 271 (–17) 26,000
Jul 13 British Open Scotland United States Tom Watson (3) 279 (–9) 16,500
Jul 13 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open Illinois United States Roger Maltbie (1) 275 (–9) 15,000
Jul 20 Pleasant Valley Classic Massachusetts United States Roger Maltbie (2) 276 (–8) 40,000
Jul 27 Canadian Open Canada United States Tom Weiskopf (12) 274 (–6) 40,000
Aug 3 Westchester Classic New York United States Gene Littler (28) 271 (–17) 50,000
Aug 10 PGA Championship Ohio United States Jack Nicklaus (58) 276 (–4) 45,000
Aug 17 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Don Bies (1) 267 (–17) 40,000
Aug 24 Tournament Players Championship Texas United States Al Geiberger (7) 270 (–10) 50,000
Sep 1 B.C. Open New York United States Don Iverson (1) 274 (–10) 35,000
Sep 7 Southern Open Georgia United States Hubert Green (8) 264 (–16) 20,000
Sep 14 World Open Golf Championship North Carolina United States Jack Nicklaus (59) 280 (–4) 40,000
Sep 28 Sahara Invitational Nevada United States Dave Hill (12) 270 (–14) 27,000
Oct 5 Kaiser International Open Invitational California United States Johnny Miller (15) 272 (–16) 35,000
Oct 19 San Antonio Texas Open Texas United States Don January (9) 275 (–13) 25,000
Oct 26 Walt Disney World National Team Championship Florida United States Jim Colbert (5)
United States Dean Refram (2)
252 (–36) 20,000
(each)

Awards[edit]

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

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