1983 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1983 Senior PGA Tour was the fourth season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 16 official money events with purses totalling $2,612,000, including two majors. Don January won the most tournaments, six. 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. Senior majors are shown in bold. Golfers winning on their Senior PGA Tour debut are shown in italics.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Mar 20 Greater Daytona Senior Classic Florida 150,000 United States Gene Littler (1) 203 (−13) 25,000
May 22 Hall of Fame Tournament North Carolina 150,000 United States Rod Funseth (1) 198 (−18) 25,000
Jun 5 Gatlin Brothers Seniors Golf Classic Nevada 200,000 United States Don January (6) 208 (−8) 33,500
Jun 12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Ohio 250,000 United States Miller Barber (7) 278 (−10) 40,000
Jun 26 Peter Jackson Champions Canada 200,000 United States Don January (7) 274 (−10) 33,250
Jul 3 Marlboro Classic Massachusetts 150,000 United States Don January (8) 273 (−11) 25,000
Jul 10 Greater Syracuse Senior's Pro Classic New York 150,000 United States Gene Littler (2) 275 (−9) 25,000
Jul 17 Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am Rhode Island 150,000 United States Miller Barber (8) 200 (−16) 25,000
Jul 25 U.S. Senior Open Minnesota 175,000 United States Billy Casper (3) 288 (+4) 30,566
Aug 21 Denver Post Champions of Golf Colorado 150,000 United States Don January (9) 271 (−17) 25,000
Sep 4 Citizens Union Senior Golf Classic Kentucky 150,000 United States Don January (10) 269 (−19) 25,000
Sep 25 World Seniors Invitational North Carolina 152,000 United States Doug Sanders (1) 283 (−5) 25,000
Oct 2 United Virginia Bank Seniors Virginia 150,000 United States Miller Barber (9) 211 (−5) 25,000
Oct 16 Suntree Classic Florida 135,000 United States Don January (11) 274 (−14) 22,500
Oct 23 Hilton Head Seniors International South Carolina 150,000 United States Miller Barber (10) 281 (−7) 25,000
Dec 4 Boca Grove Seniors Classic Florida 150,000 United States Arnold Palmer (5) 271 (−17) 25,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Don January  United States 69.46
2 Miller Barber  United States 70.15
3 Doug Sanders  United States 70.44
4 Billy Casper  United States 70.75
5 Gene Littler  United States 70.81

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Don January  United States 237,571 13 6
2 Miller Barber  United States 231,008 16 4
3 Billy Casper  United States 136,749 13 1
4 Gene Littler  United States 130,002 13 2
5 Rod Funseth  United States 120,367 14 1

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Don January  United States 463,393 11
2 Miller Barber  United States 421,034 10
3 Arnold Palmer  United States 258,392 5
4 Gene Littler  United States 227,649 2
5 Billy Casper  United States 224,589 3

Source:[4]

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. pp. 21–22. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1983 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1983 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1983 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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