1983 PGA Tour

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The 1983 PGA Tour season was played from January 6 to October 30. The season consisted of 43 official money golf tournaments. Seve Ballesteros, Jim Colbert, Mark McCumber, Gil Morgan, Calvin Peete, Hal Sutton, Lanny Wadkins, and Fuzzy Zoeller won the most tournaments, two, and there were 10 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 1983 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 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open Arizona United States Gil Morgan (5) 271 (–9) 54,000
Jan 16 Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open California United States Gil Morgan (6) 270 (–14) 54,000
Jan 23 Bob Hope Desert Classic California United States Keith Fergus (3) 335 (–25) 67,500
Jan 30 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Bob Gilder (6) 271 (–13) 63,000
Feb 6 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Tom Kite (5) 276 (–12) 58,500
Feb 13 Hawaiian Open Hawaii Japan Isao Aoki (1) 268 (–20) 58,500
Feb 20 Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open California United States Gary Hallberg (1) 271 (–17) 54,000
Feb 27 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Gary Koch (3) 271 (–17) 54,000
Mar 6 Honda Inverrary Classic Florida United States Johnny Miller (23) 278 (–10) 72,000
Mar 13 Bay Hill Classic Florida United States Mike Nicolette (1) 283 (–1) 63,000
Mar 20 USF&G Classic Louisiana United States Bill Rogers (6) 274 (–14) 72,000
Mar 28 Tournament Players Championship Florida United States Hal Sutton (2) 283 (–5) 126,000
Apr 3 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Lanny Wadkins (11) 275 (–13) 72,000
Apr 10 Masters Tournament Georgia Spain Seve Ballesteros (4) 280 (–8) 90,000
Apr 18 Sea Pines Heritage South Carolina United States Fuzzy Zoeller (4) 275 (–9) 63,000
Apr 24 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Lanny Wadkins (12) 280 (–8) 72,000
May 1 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Ben Crenshaw (9) 273 (–7) 72,000
May 8 Houston Coca-Cola Open Texas Australia David Graham (8) 275 (–9) 72,000
May 15 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Jim Colbert (7) 278 (–2) 72,000
May 22 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic Georgia United States Calvin Peete (6) 206 (–10) 72,000
May 29 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Hale Irwin (15) 281 (–7) 72,000
Jun 5 Kemper Open Maryland United States Fred Couples (1) 287 (–1) 72,000
Jun 12 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York Spain Seve Ballesteros (5) 276 (–8) 81,000
Jun 19 U.S. Open Pennsylvania United States Larry Nelson (6) 280 (–4) 72,000
Jun 26 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Larry Mize (1) 274 (–14) 72,000
Jul 3 Western Open Illinois United States Mark McCumber (2) 284 (–4) 72,000
Jul 10 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Morris Hatalsky (2) 275 (–13) 45,000
Jul 14 British Open England United States Tom Watson (33) 275 (–9) 60,000
Jul 17 Miller High Life QCO Illinois United States Danny Edwards (4) 266 (–14) 36,000
Jul 24 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic Virginia United States Calvin Peete (7) 276 (–8) 63,000
Jul 31 Canadian Open Canada United States John Cook (2) 277 (–7) 63,000
Aug 7 PGA Championship California United States Hal Sutton (3) 274 (–10) 100,000
Aug 14 Buick Open Michigan United States Wayne Levi (6) 272 (–16) 63,000
Aug 21 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Curtis Strange (4) 268 (–16) 54,000
Aug 28 World Series of Golf Ohio Zimbabwe Nick Price (1) 270 (–10) 100,000
Sep 4 B.C. Open New York United States Pat Lindsey (1) 268 (–16) 54,000
Sep 11 Bank of Boston Classic Massachusetts United States Mark Lye (1) 273 (–11) 63,000
Sep 25 LaJet Coors Classic Texas United States Rex Caldwell (1) 282 (–6) 63,000
Sep 28 Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic Nevada United States Fuzzy Zoeller (5) 340 (–15) 135,000
Oct 2 Texas Open Texas United States Jim Colbert (8) 261 (–19) 54,000
Oct 9 Southern Open Georgia United States Ronnie Black (1) 271 (–9) 45,000
Oct 23 Walt Disney World Golf Classic Florida United States Payne Stewart (2) 269 (–19) 72,000
Oct 30 Pensacola Open Florida United States Mark McCumber (3) 266 (–18) 45,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Raymond Floyd  United States 70.61
2 Calvin Peete  United States 70.62
3 Don Pooley  United States 70.80
4 Hale Irwin  United States 70.82
5 Jack Nicklaus  United States 70.88

Full 1983 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Hal Sutton  United States 426,668 30 2
2 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 417,597 28 2
3 Lanny Wadkins  United States 319,271 25 2
4 Calvin Peete  United States 313,845 24 2
5 Gil Morgan  United States 306,133 25 2

Full 1983 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 4,248,229 71
2 Tom Watson  United States 3,103,902 33
3 Lee Trevino  United States 2,754,184 28
4 Raymond Floyd  United States 2,387,149 18
5 Hale Irwin  United States 2,372,659 15

Full 1983 Career Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Hal Sutton  United States
PGA Player of the Year Hal Sutton  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Raymond Floyd  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Raymond Floyd  United States

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