1988 PGA Tour

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The 1988 PGA Tour season was played from January 14 to November 13. The season consisted of 47 official money events. Curtis Strange won the most tournaments, four, and there were 11 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 1988 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 17 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Steve Pate (2) 202 (–14) 90,000
Jan 24 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California United States Jay Haas (7) 338 (–22) 180,000
Jan 31 Phoenix Open Arizona Scotland Sandy Lyle (4) 269 (–15) 117,000
Feb 7 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Steve Jones (1) 280 (–8) 126,000
Feb 14 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Lanny Wadkins (17) 271 (–17) 108,000
Feb 21 Shearson Lehman Hutton Andy Williams Open California United States Steve Pate (3) 269 (–19) 117,000
Feb 28 Los Angeles Open California United States Chip Beck (1) 267 (–17) 135,000
Mar 6 Doral-Ryder Open Florida United States Ben Crenshaw (14) 274 (–14) 180,000
Mar 13 Honda Classic Florida United States Joey Sindelar (4) 276 (–12) 126,000
Mar 20 Hertz Bay Hill Classic Florida United States Paul Azinger (4) 271 (–13) 135,000
Mar 27 The Players Championship Florida United States Mark McCumber (6) 273 (–15) 225,000
Apr 3 KMart Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina Scotland Sandy Lyle (5) 271 (–17) 180,000
Apr 10 Masters Tournament Georgia Scotland Sandy Lyle (6) 281 (–7) 183,800
Apr 17 MCI Heritage Golf Classic South Carolina Australia Greg Norman (6) 271 (–13) 126,000
Apr 24 USF&G Classic Louisiana United States Chip Beck (2) 262 (–26) 135,000
May 1 Independent Insurance Agent Open Texas United States Curtis Strange (13) 270 (–18) 126,000
May 8 Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational Nevada United States Gary Koch (6) 274 (–14) 250,000
May 15 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Bruce Lietzke (11) 271 (–9) 135,000
May 22 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Lanny Wadkins (18) 270 (–10) 135,000
May 29 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Curtis Strange (14) 274 (–14) 160,000
Jun 5 Kemper Open Maryland United States Morris Hatalsky (3) 274 (–10) 144,000
Jun 12 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York Spain Seve Ballesteros (8) 276 (–8) 126,000
Jun 20 U.S. Open Massachusetts United States Curtis Strange (15) 278 (–6) 180,000
Jun 26 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic Georgia United States Larry Nelson (10) 268 (–20) 126,000
Jul 3 Beatrice Western Open Illinois United States Jim Benepe (1) 278 (–10) 162,000
Jul 10 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic Virginia United States Tom Sieckmann (1) 270 (–14) 117,000
Jul 17 Hardee's Golf Classic Illinois United States Blaine McCallister (1) 261 (–19) 108,000
Jul 18 British Open England Spain Seve Ballesteros (9) 273 (–11) 136,000
Jul 24 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Mark Brooks (1) 269 (–15) 126,000
Jul 31 Buick Open Michigan United States Scott Verplank (2) 268 (–20) 126,000
Aug 7 Federal Express St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States Jodie Mudd (1) 273 (–15) 171,692
Aug 14 PGA Championship Oklahoma United States Jeff Sluman (1) 272 (–12) 160,000
Aug 21 The International Colorado United States Joey Sindelar (5) 38 (Stableford) 180,000
Aug 28 NEC World Series of Golf Ohio United States Mike Reid (2) 275 (–5) 162,000
Aug 28 Provident Classic Tennessee United States Phil Blackmar (2) 264 (–16) 81,000
Sep 4 Canadian Open Canada United States Ken Green (3) 275 (–13) 135,000
Sep 11 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Ken Green (4) 268 (–20) 126,000
Sep 18 Bank of Boston Classic Massachusetts United States Mark Calcavecchia (3) 274 (–10) 108,000
Sep 25 B.C. Open New York United States Bill Glasson (2) 268 (–16) 90,000
Oct 2 Southern Open Georgia South Africa David Frost (1) 270 (–10) 72,000
Oct 9 Gatlin Brothers-Southwest Golf Classic Texas United States Tom Purtzer (3) 269 (–19) 72,000
Oct 16 Texas Open Texas United States Corey Pavin (7) 259 (–21) 108,000
Oct 23 Pensacola Open Florida United States Andrew Magee (1) 271 (–17) 72,000
Oct 29 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Florida United States Bob Lohr (1) 263 (–25) 126,000
Nov 6 Northern Telecom Tucson Open Arizona South Africa David Frost (2) 266 (–22) 108,000
Nov 13 Centel Classic Florida United States Bill Glasson (3) 272 (–16) 90,000
Nov 13 Nabisco Championship California United States Curtis Strange (16) 279 (–9) 360,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Greg Norman  Australia 69.38
2 Chip Beck  United States 69.46
3 Tom Kite  United States 69.53
4 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 69.53
5 Payne Stewart  United States 69.54

Full 1988 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Curtis Strange  United States 1,147,644 24 4
2 Chip Beck  United States 916,818 25 2
3 Joey Sindelar  United States 813,732 30 2
4 Ken Green  United States 779,181 29 2
5 Tom Kite  United States 760,405 25 0

Full 1988 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 5,005,825 73
2 Tom Watson  United States 4,974,845 37
3 Curtis Strange  United States 4,263,133 16
4 Tom Kite  United States 4,205,412 10
5 Lanny Wadkins  United States 3,707,586 18

Full 1988 Career Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Curtis Strange  United States
PGA Player of the Year Curtis Strange  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Chip Beck  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Greg Norman  Australia

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