1986 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1986 Senior PGA Tour was the seventh season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 28 official money events with purses totalling $6,450,000, including three majors. Bruce Crampton won the most tournaments, seven. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1986 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.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 11 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions California 100,000 United States Miller Barber (18) 282 (−6) 30,000
Feb 9 Treasure Coast Classic Florida 225,000 United States Charles Owens (1) 202 (−14) 33,750
Feb 16 General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 250,000 South Africa Gary Player (2) 281 (−7) 45,000
Mar 16 Del E. Webb Senior PGA Tour Roundup Arizona 200,000 United States Charles Owens (2) 202 (−14) 30,000
Mar 23 The Vintage Invitational California 300,000 United States Dale Douglass (1) 272 (−16) 40,500
Mar 30 Johnny Mathis Seniors Classic California 250,000 United States Dale Douglass (2) 202 (−14) 37,500
May 4 Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Golf Classic New Mexico 250,000 United States Gene Littler (4) 202 (−14) 37,500
May 11 Benson & Hedges Invitational Texas 250,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (1) 202 (−14) 37,500
May 18 United Hospitals Senior Golf Championship Pennsylvania 200,000 South Africa Gary Player (3) 206 (−4) 30,000
Jun 1 Denver Post Champions of Golf Colorado 250,000 South Africa Gary Player (4) 208 (−8) 37,500
Jun 8 Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am Texas 175,000 United States Don January (19) 203 (−13) 26,250
Jun 22 Senior Tournament Players Championship Ohio 300,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (1) 206 (−10) 45,000
Jun 29 U.S. Senior Open Ohio 275,000 United States Dale Douglass (3) 279 (−9) 42,500
Jul 13 The Greenbrier American Express Championship West Virginia 200,000 United States Don January (20) 207 (−9) 30,000
Jul 20 Greater Grand Rapids Open Michigan 250,000 United States Jim Ferree (1) 204 (−9) 37,500
Jul 27 MONY Syracuse Senior's Pro Golf Classic New York 200,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (2) 206 (−10) 30,000
Aug 3 Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative New York 250,000 United States Lee Elder (7) 199 (−11) 37,500
Aug 10 Digital Seniors Classic Massachusetts 200,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (2) 203 (−13) 30,000
Aug 17 GTE Northwest Classic Washington 250,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (3) 210 (−6) 37,500
Aug 31 Bank One Senior Golf Classic Kentucky 200,000 United States Gene Littler (5) 201 (−12) 30,000
Sep 14 United Virginia Bank Seniors Virginia 300,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (3) 202 (−14) 45,000
Sep 21 PaineWebber World Seniors Invitational North Carolina 200,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (4) 279 (−9) 30,021
Oct 12 Fairfield Barnett Classic Florida 175,000 United States Dale Douglass (4) 203 (−13) 26,250
Oct 19 Cuyahoga Seniors International South Carolina 200,000 United States Butch Baird (1) 210 (−3) 30,000
Oct 26 Pepsi Senior Challenge Georgia 250,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (5) 136 (−8) 37,500
Nov 2 Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship Arizona 300,000 United States Don January (21) 70–71 75,000
Nov 9 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 250,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (6) 206 (−10) 37,500
Nov 23 Shearson-Lehman Brothers Senior Classic Florida 200,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (7) 200 (−16) 30,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 69.65
2 Bruce Crampton  Australia 69.89
3 Gary Player  South Africa 69.94
4 Dale Douglass  United States 70.16
5 Bob Charles  New Zealand 70.32

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bruce Crampton  Australia 454,299 27 7
2 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 399,172 25 3
3 Dale Douglass  United States 309,760 23 4
4 Don January  United States 299,795 19 3
5 Gary Player  South Africa 291,190 17 3

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Don January  United States 1,338,791 21
2 Miller Barber  United States 1,166,970 18
3 Peter Thomson  Australia 838,535 11
4 Gene Littler  United States 749,216 5
5 Lee Elder  United States 720,164 7

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Bruce Crampton  Australia
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records". PGA Tour. p. 23. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1986 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1986 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1986 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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