1978 PGA Tour

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The 1978 PGA Tour season was played from January 5 to November 5. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Tom Watson won the most tournaments, five, and there were seven 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 1978 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 8 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open Arizona United States Tom Watson (9) 274 (–14) 40,000
Jan 15 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Miller Barber (11) 272 (–12) 40,000
Jan 23 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Tom Watson (10) 280 (–8) 45,000
Jan 29 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States Jay Haas (1) 278 (–10) 40,000
Feb 5 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Hubert Green (13) 274 (–14) 50,000
Feb 11 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Bill Rogers (1) 339 (–21) 45,000
Feb 19 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California United States Gil Morgan (2) 278 (–6) 40,000
Feb 26 Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic Florida United States Jack Nicklaus (65) 276 (–12) 50,000
Mar 6 Florida Citrus Open Florida United States Mac McLendon (3) 271 (–17) 40,000
Mar 12 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Tom Weiskopf (14) 272 (–16) 40,000
Mar 19 Tournament Players Championship Florida United States Jack Nicklaus (66) 289 (+1) 60,000
Mar 26 Heritage Classic South Carolina United States Hubert Green (14) 277 (–7) 45,000
Apr 2 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina Spain Seve Ballesteros (1) 282 (–6) 48,000
Apr 9 Masters Tournament Georgia South Africa Gary Player (22) 277 (–11) 45,000
Apr 16 Tallahassee Open Florida United States Barry Jaeckel (1) 273 (–15) 16,000
Apr 16 MONY Tournament of Champions California South Africa Gary Player (23) 281 (–7) 45,000
Apr 23 Houston Open Texas South Africa Gary Player (24) 270 (–18) 40,000
Apr 30 First NBC New Orleans Open Louisiana United States Lon Hinkle (1) 271 (–17) 40,000
May 7 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Tom Watson (11) 272 (–8) 40,000
May 14 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Lee Trevino (23) 268 (–12) 40,000
May 21 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Jim Simons (2) 284 (–4) 50,000
May 28 Atlanta Classic Georgia United States Jerry Heard (5) 269 (–19) 40,000
Jun 4 Kemper Open North Carolina United States Andy Bean (2) 273 (–15) 60,000
Jun 11 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Andy Bean (3) 277 (–11) 50,000
Jun 18 U.S. Open Colorado United States Andy North (2) 285 (+1) 45,000
Jun 18 Buick-Goodwrench Open Michigan Australia Jack Newton (1) 280 (–8) 20,000
Jun 25 Canadian Open Canada United States Bruce Lietzke (3) 283 (–1) 50,000
Jul 2 Western Open Illinois United States Andy Bean (4) 282 (–6) 45,000
Jul 9 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Lee Elder (3) 275 (–13) 30,000
Jul 15 British Open Scotland United States Jack Nicklaus (67) 281 (–7) 23,750
Jul 16 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open Illinois Mexico Victor Regalado (2) 269 (–15) 30,000
Jul 23 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Jack Nicklaus (68) 270 (–14) 50,000
Jul 30 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Rod Funseth (3) 264 (–20) 42,000
Aug 6 PGA Championship Pennsylvania United States John Mahaffey (2) 276 (–8) 50,000
Aug 13 American Optical Classic Massachusetts United States John Mahaffey (3) 270 (–14) 45,000
Aug 20 American Express Westchester Classic New York United States Lee Elder (4) 274 (–10) 60,000
Aug 27 Colgate Hall of Fame Classic North Carolina United States Tom Watson (12) 277 (–7) 50,000
Sep 4 B.C. Open New York United States Tom Kite (2) 267 (–17) 45,000
Sep 10 Southern Open Georgia United States Jerry Pate (5) 269 (–11) 35,000
Sep 17 San Antonio Texas Open Texas United States Ron Streck (1) 265 (–15) 40,000
Sep 24 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic California United States Tom Watson (13) 270 (–18) 40,000
Oct 1 World Series of Golf Ohio United States Gil Morgan (3) 278 (–2) 100,000
Oct 29 Pensacola Open Florida United States Mac McLendon (4) 272 (–16) 25,000
Nov 5 Walt Disney World National Team Championship Florida United States Wayne Levi (1)
United States Bob Mann (1)
254 (–34) 40,000

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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