1980 PGA Tour

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The 1980 PGA Tour season was played from January 10 to October 19. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Tom Watson won the most tournaments, seven, and there were 11 first-time winners. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1980 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 13 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Craig Stadler (1) 343 (–17) 50,000
Jan 20 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Jeff Mitchell (1) 272 (–12) 54,000
Jan 27 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California United States Tom Watson (19) 275 (–13) 45,000
Feb 2 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States George Burns (2) 280 (–8) 54,000
Feb 10 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Andy Bean (6) 266 (–22) 58,500
Feb 17 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open Arizona United States Jim Colbert (6) 270 (–22) 54,000
Feb 24 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California United States Tom Watson (20) 276 (–8) 45,000
Mar 2 Bay Hill Classic Florida United States Dave Eichelberger (3) 279 (–5) 54,000
Mar 9 Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic Florida United States Johnny Miller (19) 274 (–14) 54,000
Mar 16 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Raymond Floyd (12) 279 (–9) 45,000
Mar 23 Tournament Players Championship Florida United States Lee Trevino (25) 278 (–10) 72,000
Mar 30 Sea Pines Heritage South Carolina United States Doug Tewell (1) 280 (–4) 54,000
Apr 6 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Craig Stadler (2) 275 (–13) 45,000
Apr 13 Masters Tournament Georgia Spain Seve Ballesteros (3) 275 (–13) 55,000
Apr 20 Tallahassee Open Florida United States Mark Pfeil (1) 277 (–11) 18,000
Apr 20 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Tom Watson (21) 276 (–12) 54,000
Apr 27 Greater New Orleans Open Louisiana United States Tom Watson (22) 273 (–15) 45,000
May 4 Michelob-Houston Open Texas United States Curtis Strange (2) 266 (–18) 63,000
May 11 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Tom Watson (23) 274 (–6) 54,000
May 18 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Bruce Lietzke (5) 271 (–9) 54,000
May 25 Memorial Tournament Ohio Australia David Graham (5) 280 (–8) 54,000
Jun 1 Kemper Open Maryland United States John Mahaffey (5) 275 (–13) 72,000
Jun 8 Atlanta Classic Georgia United States Larry Nelson (3) 270 (–18) 54,000
Jun 15 U.S. Open New Jersey United States Jack Nicklaus (69) 272 (–8) 55,000
Jun 22 Canadian Open Canada United States Bob Gilder (2) 274 (–6) 63,000
Jun 29 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Lee Trevino (26) 272 (–16) 54,000
Jul 6 Western Open Illinois United States Scott Simpson (1) 281 (–7) 54,000
Jul 13 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Billy Kratzert (3) 266 (–22) 36,000
Jul 20 Quad Cities Open Illinois United States Scott Hoch (1) 266 (–14) 36,000
Jul 20 British Open Scotland United States Tom Watson (24) 271 (–13) 60,000
Jul 27 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Howard Twitty (2) 266 (–18) 54,000
Aug 3 IVB-Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Doug Tewell (2) 272 (–12) 45,000
Aug 10 PGA Championship New York United States Jack Nicklaus (70) 274 (–6) 60,000
Aug 17 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York United States Curtis Strange (3) 273 (–11) 72,000
Aug 24 Buick-Goodwrench Open Michigan United States Peter Jacobsen (1) 276 (–12) 45,000
Aug 24 World Series of Golf Ohio United States Tom Watson (25) 270 (–10) 100,000
Aug 31 B.C. Open New York United States Don Pooley (1) 271 (–13) 49,500
Sep 7 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic Massachusetts United States Wayne Levi (3) 273 (–11) 54,000
Sep 14 Hall of Fame North Carolina United States Phil Hancock (1) 275 (–9) 45,000
Sep 21 San Antonio Texas Open Texas United States Lee Trevino (27) 265 (–15) 45,000
Sep 28 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic California United States Ben Crenshaw (8) 272 (–16) 54,000
Oct 5 Southern Open Georgia United States Mike Sullivan (1) 269 (–15) 36,000
Oct 12 Pensacola Open Florida Canada Dan Halldorson (1) 275 (–13) 36,000
Oct 19 Walt Disney World National Team Championship Florida United States Danny Edwards (2)
United States David Edwards (1)
253 (–35) 31,500
(each)

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Lee Trevino  United States 69.73
2 Tom Watson  United States 69.95
3 Jerry Pate  United States 70.72
4 Andy Bean  United States 70.73
5 Keith Fergus  United States 70.75

Full 1980 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tom Watson  United States 530,808 22 7
2 Lee Trevino  United States 385,814 21 3
3 Curtis Strange  United States 271,888 30 2
4 Andy Bean  United States 269,033 27 1
5 Ben Crenshaw  United States 237,727 26 1

Full 1980 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 3,581,212 70
2 Lee Trevino  United States 2,473,991 27
3 Tom Watson  United States 2,202,240 25
4 Arnold Palmer  United States 1,857,552 62
5 Tom Weiskopf  United States 1,829,415 14

Full 1980 Career Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Tom Watson  United States
PGA Player of the Year Tom Watson  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Lee Trevino  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Lee Trevino  United States

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