1976 PGA Tour

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The 1976 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to November 7. The season consisted of 45 official money events. Ben Crenshaw, Johnny Miller, and Hubert Green won the most tournaments, three, and there were eight first-time winners. Hubert Green's wins were in three consecutive weeks in March. Johnny Miller won the first event of the year for the third consecutive year. The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1976 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 NBC Tucson Open Arizona United States Johnny Miller (16) 274 (–14) 40,000
Jan 18 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Bob Gilder (1) 268 (–16) 40,000
Jan 25 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Ben Crenshaw (2) 281 (–7) 37,000
Feb 1 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Ben Crenshaw (3) 270 (–18) 46,000
Feb 8 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Johnny Miller (17) 344 (–16) 36,000
Feb 15 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States J. C. Snead (5) 272 (–16) 36,000
Feb 22 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California United States Hale Irwin (6) 272 (–12) 37,000
Mar 1 Tournament Players Championship Florida United States Jack Nicklaus (60) 269 (–19) 60,000
Mar 7 Florida Citrus Open Florida United States Hale Irwin (7) 270 (–18) 40,000
Mar 14 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Hubert Green (9) 270 (–18) 40,000
Mar 21 Greater Jacksonville Open Florida United States Hubert Green (10) 276 (–12) 35,000
Mar 28 Sea Pines Heritage Classic South Carolina United States Hubert Green (11) 274 (–10) 43,000
Apr 4 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Al Geiberger (8) 268 (–16) 46,000
Apr 11 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Raymond Floyd (7) 271 (–17) 40,000
Apr 18 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Don January (10) 277 (–11) 45,000
Apr 18 Tallahassee Open Florida United States Gary Koch (1) 277 (–11) 16,000
Apr 25 First NBC New Orleans Open Louisiana United States Larry Ziegler (3) 274 (–14) 35,000
May 2 Houston Open Texas United States Lee Elder (2) 278 (–10) 40,000
May 9 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Mark Hayes (1) 273 (–11) 40,000
May 16 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Lee Trevino (21) 273 (–7) 40,000
May 23 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Gibby Gilbert (2) 273 (–15) 40,000
May 30 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Roger Maltbie (3) 288 (E) 40,000
Jun 6 IVB-Bicentennial Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Tom Kite (1) 277 (–7) 40,000
Jun 20 U.S. Open Georgia United States Jerry Pate (1) 277 (–3) 42,000
Jun 27 Western Open Illinois United States Al Geiberger (9) 288 (+4) 40,000
Jul 4 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Dave Hill (13) 270 (–18) 26,000
Jul 10 British Open England United States Johnny Miller (18) 279 (–9) 13,500
Jul 11 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open Illinois New Zealand John Lister (1) 268 (–16) 20,000
Jul 13 Kemper Open North Carolina United States Joe Inman (1) 277 (–11) 50,000
Jul 18 American Express Westchester Classic New York Australia David Graham (2) 272 (–12) 60,000
Jul 25 Canadian Open Canada United States Jerry Pate (2) 267 (–13) 40,000
Aug 1 Pleasant Valley Classic Massachusetts United States Bud Allin (5) 277 (–7) 40,000
Aug 8 B.C. Open New York United States Bob Wynn (1) 271 (–13) 40,000
Aug 15 PGA Championship Maryland United States Dave Stockton (10) 281 (+1) 45,000
Aug 22 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Rik Massengale (2) 266 (–18) 42,000
Aug 29 American Golf Classic Ohio Australia David Graham (3) 274 (–14) 40,000
Sep 5 World Series of Golf Ohio United States Jack Nicklaus (61) 275 (–5) 100,000
Sep 12 World Open Golf Championship North Carolina United States Raymond Floyd (8) 274 (–10) 40,000
Sep 19 Ohio Kings Island Open Ohio United States Ben Crenshaw (4) 271 (–9) 30,000
Sep 26 Kaiser International Open Invitational California United States J. C. Snead (6) 274 (–14) 35,000
Oct 3 Sahara Invitational Nevada United States George Archer (11) 271 (–13) 27,000
Oct 17 San Antonio Texas Open Texas United States Butch Baird (2) 273 (–15) 25,000
Oct 24 Southern Open Georgia United States Mac McLendon (2) 274 (–6) 25,000
Nov 1 Pensacola Open Florida United States Mark Hayes (2) 275 (–9) 25,000
Nov 7 Walt Disney World National Team Championship Florida United States Woody Blackburn (1)
United States Billy Kratzert (1)
260 (–28) 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) Don January  United States

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