1985 PGA Tour

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The 1985 PGA Tour season was played from January 10 to October 27. The season consisted of 43 official money events. Curtis Strange and Lanny Wadkins won the most tournaments, three, 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 1985 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 Classic California United States Lanny Wadkins (13) 333 (–27) 90,000
Jan 20 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Calvin Peete (9) 270 (–14) 81,000
Jan 27 Los Angeles Open California United States Lanny Wadkins (14) 264 (–20) 72,000
Feb 3 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California United States Mark O'Meara (2) 283 (–5) 90,000
Feb 10 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Mark O'Meara (3) 267 (–21) 90,000
Feb 17 Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open California United States Woody Blackburn (2) 269 (–19) 72,000
Feb 24 Doral-Eastern Open Florida United States Mark McCumber (4) 284 (–4) 72,000
Mar 3 Honda Classic Florida United States Curtis Strange (6) 275 (–13) 90,000
Mar 10 Hertz Bay Hill Classic Florida United States Fuzzy Zoeller (7) 275 (–9) 90,000
Mar 17 USF&G Classic Louisiana Spain Seve Ballesteros (7) 205 (–11) 72,000
Mar 24 Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational Nevada United States Curtis Strange (7) 338 (–17) 171,000
Mar 31 Tournament Players Championship Florida United States Calvin Peete (10) 274 (–14) 162,000
Apr 7 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Joey Sindelar (1) 285 (–3) 72,000
Apr 14 Masters Tournament Georgia Germany Bernhard Langer (1) 282 (–6) 126,000
Apr 21 Sea Pines Heritage South Carolina Germany Bernhard Langer (2) 273 (–11) 72,000
Apr 28 Houston Open Texas United States Raymond Floyd (19) 277 (–11) 90,000
May 5 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Tom Kite (8) 275 (–13) 72,000
May 12 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Bob Eastwood (3) 272 (–8) 90,000
May 19 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Corey Pavin (2) 266 (–14) 90,000
May 26 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Hale Irwin (17) 281 (–7) 100,000
Jun 2 Kemper Open Maryland United States Bill Glasson (1) 278 (–10) 90,000
Jun 9 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York United States Roger Maltbie (4) 275 (–9) 90,000
Jun 16 U.S. Open Michigan United States Andy North (3) 279 (–1) 103,000
Jun 23 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic Georgia United States Wayne Levi (8) 273 (–15) 90,000
Jun 30 St. Jude Memphis Classic Tennessee United States Hal Sutton (4) 279 (–9) 90,000
Jul 7 Canadian Open Canada United States Curtis Strange (8) 279 (–9) 86,507
Jul 14 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic Virginia United States Mark Wiebe (1) 273 (–11) 90,000
Jul 21 Lite Quad Cities Open Illinois United States Dan Forsman (1) 267 (–13) 54,000
Jul 21 British Open England Scotland Sandy Lyle (1) 282 (+2) 94,250
Jul 28 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Phil Blackmar (1) 271 (–13) 108,000
Aug 4 Western Open Illinois United States Scott Verplank (amateur,1) 279 (–9) 90,000
Aug 11 PGA Championship Colorado United States Hubert Green (19) 278 (–6) 125,000
Aug 18 Buick Open Michigan United States Ken Green (1) 268 (–20) 81,000
Aug 25 NEC World Series of Golf Ohio United States Roger Maltbie (5) 268 (–12) 126,000
Sep 1 B.C. Open New York United States Joey Sindelar (2) 274 (–10) 54,000
Sep 8 Bank of Boston Classic Massachusetts United States George Burns (3) 267 (–17) 72,000
Sep 15 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Jim Thorpe (1) 274 (–14) 54,000
Sep 22 Southwest Golf Classic Texas United States Hal Sutton (5) 273 (–15) 72,000
Sep 29 Texas Open Texas United States John Mahaffey (8) 268 (–12) 63,000
Oct 6 Southern Open Georgia United States Tim Simpson (1) 264 (–16) 63,000
Oct 13 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Florida United States Lanny Wadkins (15) 267 (–21) 72,000
Oct 20 Pensacola Open Florida United States Danny Edwards (5) 269 (–15) 54,000
Oct 27 Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship Arizona United States Jim Thorpe (2) 4&3 150,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Don Pooley  United States 70.36
2 John Mahaffey  United States 70.44
2 Lanny Wadkins  United States 70.44
4 Corey Pavin  United States 70.49
5 Raymond Floyd  United States 70.53

Full 1985 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Curtis Strange  United States 542,321 25 3
2 Lanny Wadkins  United States 446,893 24 3
3 Calvin Peete  United States 384,489 22 2
4 Jim Thorpe  United States 379,091 28 2
5 Raymond Floyd  United States 378,989 22 1

Full 1985 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 4,686,280 72
2 Tom Watson  United States 3,806,940 36
3 Lee Trevino  United States 3,177,975 29
4 Raymond Floyd  United States 2,868,951 19
5 Hale Irwin  United States 2,751,050 17

Full 1985 Career Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Curtis Strange  United States
PGA Player of the Year Lanny Wadkins  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Don Pooley  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Don Pooley  United States

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