1996 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1996 Senior PGA Tour was the 17th season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 39 official money events with purses totalling $37,400,000, including four majors. Jim Colbert won the most tournaments, five. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1996 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 21 Puerto Rico Senior Tournament of Champions Puerto Rico 800,000 South Africa John Bland (2) 207 (−9) 151,000
Feb 4 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 850,000 United States Bob Murphy (9) 203 (−10) 127,500
Feb 11 Greater Naples IntelliNet Challenge Florida 600,000 United States Al Geiberger (10) 202 (−14) 90,000
Feb 18 GTE Suncoast Classic Florida 750,000 United States Jack Nicklaus (9) 211 (−2) 112,500
Feb 25 American Express Invitational Florida 900,000 United States Hale Irwin (3) 197 (−19) 135,000
Mar 3 FHP Health Care Classic California 800,000 United States Walter Morgan (2) 199 (−11) 120,000
Mar 17 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,000,000 United States Jim Colbert (14) 201 (−12) 150,000
Mar 31 SBC Dominion Seniors Texas 650,000 United States Tom Weiskopf (3) 207 (−9) 97,500
Apr 7 The Tradition Arizona 1,000,000 United States Jack Nicklaus (10) 272 (−16) 150,000
Apr 21 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 1,100,000 United States Hale Irwin (4) 280 (−8) 198,000
Apr 28 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 1,000,000 United States Jim Colbert (15) 207 (−9) 150,000
May 5 PaineWebber Invitational North Carolina 800,000 Australia Graham Marsh (2) 206 (−10) 120,000
May 12 Nationwide Championship Georgia 1,200,000 United States Jim Colbert (16) 206 (−10) 180,000
May 19 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 950,000 United States Bob Murphy (10) 202 (−14) 142,500
May 26 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,200,000 Japan Isao Aoki (5) 202 (−14) 180,000
Jun 2 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,050,000 South Africa John Bland (3) 208 (−8) 157,500
Jun 9 Pittsburgh Senior Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000 United States Tom Weiskopf (4) 205 (−11) 165,000
Jun 16 du Maurier Champions Canada 1,100,000 United States Charles Coody (5) 271 (−9) 165,000
Jun 23 Bell Atlantic Classic Pennsylvania 900,000 United States Dale Douglass (11) 206 (−4) 135,000
Jun 30 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 900,000 Japan Isao Aoki (6) 198 (−15) 135,000
Jul 7 U.S. Senior Open Ohio 1,200,000 United States Dave Stockton (12) 277 (−11) 212,500
Jul 14 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 1,500,000 United States Raymond Floyd (13) 275 (−13) 225,000
Jul 21 Burnet Senior Classic Minnesota 1,250,000 Argentina Vicente Fernandez (1) 205 (−11) 187,500
Jul 28 Ameritech Senior Open Illinois 1,100,000 United States Walter Morgan (3) 205 (−11) 165,000
Aug 4 VFW Senior Championship Missouri 800,000 United States Dave Eichelberger (2) 200 (−10) 135,000
Aug 11 First of America Classic Michigan 850,000 United States Dave Stockton (13) 206 (−10) 127,500
Aug 18 Northville Long Island Classic New York 800,000 South Africa John Bland (4) 202 (−14) 120,000
Aug 25 Bank of Boston Senior Classic Massachusetts 800,000 United States Jim Dent (10) 204 (−12) 120,000
Sep 1 Franklin Quest Championship Utah 800,000 Australia Graham Marsh (3) 202 (−14) 120,000
Sep 8 Boone Valley Classic Missouri 1,200,000 United States Gibby Gilbert (5) 203 (−10) 180,000
Sep 15 Bank One Classic Kentucky 600,000 United States Mike Hill (18) 207 (−9) 90,000
Sep 22 Brickyard Crossing Championship Indiana 750,000 United States Jimmy Powell (4) 134 (−10) 112,500
Sep 29 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,500,000 United States Jim Colbert (17) 204 (−9) 225,000
Oct 6 Ralphs Senior Classic California 800,000 United States Gil Morgan (1) 202 (−11) 120,000
Oct 13 The Transamerica California 700,000 South Africa John Bland (5) 204 (−12) 105,000
Oct 20 Raley's Gold Rush Classic California 800,000 United States Jim Colbert (18) 202 (−14) 120,000
Oct 27 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 650,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (23) 198 (−15) 97,500
Nov 3 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,050,000 United States Lee Trevino (27) 207 (−3) 157,500
Nov 10 Energizer Senior Tour Championship South Carolina 1,600,000 United States Jay Sigel (2) 279 (−9) 280,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Hale Irwin  United States 69.47
2 Isao Aoki  Japan 70.04
3 Raymond Floyd  United States 70.22
4 Dave Stockton  United States 70.25
5 Graham Marsh  Australia 70.34

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Jim Colbert  United States 1,627,890 32 5
2 Hale Irwin  United States 1,615,769 23 2
3 John Bland  South Africa 1,357,987 35 4
4 Isao Aoki  Japan 1,162,581 26 2
5 Dave Stockton  United States 1,117,685 29 2

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Lee Trevino  United States 6,715,649 27
2 Bob Charles  New Zealand 6,621,207 23
3 Jim Colbert  United States 6,570,797 18
4 Dave Stockton  United States 5,781,417 13
5 Chi Chi Rodriguez  Puerto Rico 5,696,544 22

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Jim Colbert  United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Jim Colbert  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Hale Irwin  United States
Rookie of the Year John Bland  South Africa
Comeback Player of the Year Al Geiberger  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records". PGA Tour. p. 29–30. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1996 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1996 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1996 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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