1977 PGA Tour

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The 1977 PGA Tour season was played from January 6 to November 6. The season consisted of 45 official money events. Tom Watson won the most tournaments, five, and there were 10 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 1977 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 9 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Jerry Pate (3) 277 (–7) 40,000
Jan 16 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open Arizona United States Bruce Lietzke (1) 275 (–13) 40,000
Jan 23 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Tom Watson (4) 273 (–14) 40,000
Jan 30 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States Tom Watson (5) 269 (–19) 36,000
Feb 6 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Bruce Lietzke (2) 273 (–15) 48,000
Feb 13 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Rik Massengale (3) 337 (–23) 40,000
Feb 20 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California United States Tom Purtzer (1) 273 (–11) 40,000
Feb 27 Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic Florida United States Jack Nicklaus (62) 275 (–13) 50,000
Mar 7 Florida Citrus Open Florida United States Gary Koch (2) 274 (–14) 40,000
Mar 13 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Andy Bean (1) 277 (–11) 40,000
Mar 20 Tournament Players Championship Florida United States Mark Hayes (3) 289 (+1) 60,000
Mar 27 Heritage Classic South Carolina Australia Graham Marsh (1) 273 (–11) 45,000
Apr 3 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Danny Edwards (1) 276 (–8) 47,000
Apr 10 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Tom Watson (6) 276 (–12) 40,000
Apr 17 Tallahassee Open Florida United States Ed Sneed (3) 276 (–12) 16,000
Apr 17 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Jack Nicklaus (63) 281 (–7) 45,000
Apr 24 First NBC New Orleans Open Louisiana United States Jim Simons (1) 273 (–15) 35,000
May 1 Houston Open Texas United States Gene Littler (29) 276 (–12) 40,000
May 8 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Raymond Floyd (9) 276 (–8) 40,000
May 15 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Ben Crenshaw (5) 272 (–8) 40,000
May 23 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Jack Nicklaus (64) 281 (–7) 45,000
May 29 Atlanta Classic Georgia United States Hale Irwin (8) 273 (–15) 40,000
Jun 5 Kemper Open North Carolina United States Tom Weiskopf (13) 277 (–11) 50,000
Jun 12 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Al Geiberger (10) 273 (–15) 40,000
Jun 19 U.S. Open Oklahoma United States Hubert Green (12) 278 (–2) 45,000
Jun 26 Western Open Illinois United States Tom Watson (7) 283 (–5) 40,000
Jul 3 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Dave Eichelberger (2) 278 (–10) 26,000
Jul 9 British Open Scotland United States Tom Watson (8) 268 (–12) 17,000
Jul 10 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open Illinois United States Mike Morley (1) 267 (–17) 25,000
Jul 17 Pleasant Valley Classic Massachusetts United States Raymond Floyd (10) 271 (–13) 50,000
Jul 24 Canadian Open Canada United States Lee Trevino (22) 280 (–8) 45,000
Jul 31 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Jerry McGee (2) 272 (–12) 40,000
Aug 7 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Billy Kratzert (2) 265 (–19) 42,000
Aug 14 PGA Championship California United States Lanny Wadkins (4) 282 (–6) 45,000
Aug 21 American Express Westchester Classic New York United States Andy North (1) 272 (–16) 60,000
Aug 28 Colgate Hall of Fame Golf Classic North Carolina United States Hale Irwin (9) 264 (–20) 50,000
Sep 4 Buick Open Michigan South Africa Bobby Cole (1) 271 (–17) 20,000
Sep 5 World Series of Golf Ohio United States Lanny Wadkins (5) 267 (–13) 100,000
Sep 11 B.C. Open New York United States Gil Morgan (1) 270 (–14) 40,000
Sep 25 Ohio Kings Island Open Ohio United States Mike Hill (3) 269 (–11) 30,000
Oct 2 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic California United States Miller Barber (10) 272 (–16) 40,000
Oct 16 San Antonio Texas Open Texas United States Hale Irwin (10) 266 (–14) 30,000
Oct 23 Southern Open Georgia United States Jerry Pate (4) 266 (–14) 25,000
Oct 30 Pensacola Open Florida United States Leonard Thompson (2) 268 (–16) 25,000
Nov 6 Walt Disney World National Team Championship Florida United States Gibby Gilbert (3)
United States Grier Jones (3)
253 (–35) 20,000
(each)

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Tom Watson  United States
PGA Player of the Year Tom Watson  United States
Scoring leader (Vardon Trophy) Tom Watson  United States

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