1980 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1980 Senior PGA Tour was the first season of the Senior PGA Tour (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of only four official money events with purses totalling $475,000, including two majors. 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. Senior majors are shown in bold. Golfers winning on their Senior PGA Tour debut are shown in italics.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jun 22 Atlantic City Senior International New Jersey 125,000 United States Don January (1) 208 (−5) 20,000
Jun 29 U.S. Senior Open New York 100,000 Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo (1) 285 (+1) 20,000
Nov 16 Suntree Classic Florida 125,000 United States Charlie Sifford (1) 279 (−9) 20,000
Dec 7 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 125,000 United States Arnold Palmer (1) 289 (+1) 20,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Don January  United States 44,100 3 1
2 Charlie Sifford  United States 34,929 4 1
3 Art Wall  United States 20,829 3 0
4 Roberto DeVicenzo  Argentina 20,000 1 1
4 Arnold Palmer  United States 20,000 1 1

Source:[2]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Don January  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Don January  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records". PGA Tour. p. 21. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Money Leaders – 1980 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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