1999 PGA Tour

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The 1999 PGA Tour season was played from January 7 to November 7. The season consisted of 47 official money events. Tiger Woods led the tour with eight victories and there were nine first-time winners. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

After caddy Garland Dempsey collapsed at the Western Open in early July, the PGA Tour allowed male caddies, on a trial basis, to wear shorts on extremely hot days.[1][2] Two years earlier, the USGA changed its policy and allowed caddies to wear shorts at the U.S. Open in June 1997.[3][4] The shorts dispute had surfaced at the PGA Championship in August 1996 as a gender equity issue, as female caddies were allowed to wear them, but not males.[5][6]

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1999 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 10 Mercedes Championships Hawaii United States David Duval (8) 266 (–26) 468,000
Jan 17 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii United States Jeff Sluman (4) 271 (–9) 468,000
Jan 24 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California United States David Duval (9) 334 (–26) 540,000
Jan 31 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Rocco Mediate (3) 273 (–11) 540,000
Feb 7 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Payne Stewart (10) 206 (–10) 504,000
Feb 14 Buick Invitational California United States Tiger Woods (8) 266 (–22) 486,000
Feb 21 Nissan Open California South Africa Ernie Els (7) 270 (–14) 504,000
Feb 28 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open Arizona Sweden Gabriel Hjertstedt (2) 276 (–12) 495,000
Feb 28 WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship California United States Jeff Maggert (2) 38 holes 1,000,000
Mar 7 Doral-Ryder Open Florida Australia Steve Elkington (10) 275 (–13) 540,000
Mar 14 Honda Classic Florida Fiji Vijay Singh (8) 277 (–11) 468,000
Mar 21 Bay Hill Invitational Florida United States Tim Herron (3) 274 (–14) 450,000
Mar 28 The Players Championship Florida United States David Duval (10) 285 (–3) 900,000
Apr 4 BellSouth Classic Georgia United States David Duval (11) 270 (–18) 450,000
Apr 11 Masters Tournament Georgia Spain José María Olazábal (5) 280 (–8) 720,000
Apr 18 MCI Classic South Carolina United States Glen Day (1) 274 (–10) 450,000
Apr 25 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic North Carolina Sweden Jesper Parnevik (2) 265 (–23) 468,000
May 2 Shell Houston Open Texas Australia Stuart Appleby (3) 279 (–9) 450,000
May 9 Compaq Classic of New Orleans Louisiana Paraguay Carlos Franco (1) 269 (–19) 468,000
May 16 GTE Byron Nelson Classic Texas United States Loren Roberts (6) 262 (–18) 540,000
May 23 MasterCard Colonial Texas United States Olin Browne (2) 272 (–8) 504,000
May 30 Kemper Open Maryland United States Rich Beem (1) 274 (–10) 450,000
Jun 6 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Tiger Woods (9) 273 (–15) 459,000
Jun 14 FedEx St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States Ted Tryba (2) 265 (–19) 450,000
Jun 20 U.S. Open North Carolina United States Payne Stewart (11) 279 (–1) 625,000
Jun 27 Buick Classic New York United States Duffy Waldorf (2) 276 (–8) 450,000
Jul 4 Motorola Western Open Illinois United States Tiger Woods (10) 273 (–15) 450,000
Jul 11 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin Paraguay Carlos Franco (2) 264 (–20) 414,000
Jul 18 British Open Scotland Scotland Paul Lawrie (1) 290 (+6) 546,805
Jul 25 John Deere Classic Illinois United States J. L. Lewis (1) 261 (–19) 360,000
Aug 1 Canon Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Brent Geiberger (1) 262 (–18) 450,000
Aug 8 Buick Open Michigan United States Tom Pernice, Jr. (1) 270 (–18) 432,000
Aug 15 PGA Championship Illinois United States Tiger Woods (11) 277 (–11) 630,000
Aug 22 Sprint International Colorado United States David Toms (2) 47 (Stableford) 468,000
Aug 29 Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada United States Notah Begay III (1) 274 (–14) 495,000
Aug 29 WGC-NEC Invitational Ohio United States Tiger Woods (12) 270 (–10) 1,000,000
Sep 5 Air Canada Championship Canada Canada Mike Weir (1) 266 (–18) 450,000
Sep 12 Bell Canadian Open Canada United States Hal Sutton (11) 275 (–13) 450,000
Sep 19 B.C. Open New York United States Brad Faxon (5) 273 (–15) 288,000
Sep 26 Westin Texas Open Texas United States Duffy Waldorf (3) 270 (–18) 360,000
Oct 3 Buick Challenge Georgia United States David Toms (3) 271 (–17) 324,000
Oct 10 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Virginia United States Notah Begay III (2) 274 (–10) 450,000
Oct 17 Las Vegas Invitational Nevada United States Jim Furyk (4) 331 (–29) 450,000
Oct 24 National Car Rental Golf Classic Disney Florida United States Tiger Woods (13) 271 (–17) 450,000
Oct 31 The Tour Championship Texas United States Tiger Woods (14) 269 (–15) 900,000
Nov 1 Southern Farm Bureau Classic Mississippi United States Brian Henninger (2) 202 (–14) 360,000
Nov 7 WGC-American Express Championship Spain United States Tiger Woods (15) 278 (–6) 1,000,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Tiger Woods  United States 68.43
2 David Duval  United States 69.17
3 Davis Love III  United States 69.37
4 Justin Leonard  United States 69.59
5 Hal Sutton  United States 69.66

Full 1999 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tiger Woods  United States 6,616,585 21 8
2 David Duval  United States 3,641,906 21 4
3 Davis Love III  United States 2,475,328 23 0
4 Vijay Singh  Fiji 2,283,233 29 1
5 Chris Perry  United States 2,145,707 31 0

Full 1999 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Greg Norman  Australia 12,507,322 20
2 Davis Love III  United States 12,487,463 13
3 Payne Stewart  United States 11,737,008 11
4 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 11,386,236 17
5 Tiger Woods  United States 11,315,128 15

Full 1999 Career Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Tiger Woods  United States
PGA Player of the Year Tiger Woods  United States
PGA Tour Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Tiger Woods  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Tiger Woods  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Tiger Woods  United States
Rookie of the Year Carlos Franco  Paraguay
Comeback Player of the Year Steve Pate  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOLF: PGA Tour; Caddies allowed to wear shorts". New York Times. July 16, 1999. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Smits, Garry (August 10, 1999). "PGA Tour warms up to keeping caddies cool". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ White, Joseph (June 13, 1997). "Caddies adjust to wearing of shorts". Lakeland Ledger. Associated Press. p. C7. 
  4. ^ Smits, Garry (November 17, 1999). "PGA Tour grants more time in shorts". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ Verdi, Bob (August 9, 1996). "At PGA, caddies' protest falls a little short". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Litke, Jim (August 9, 1996). "Short term problem for caddies". Boca Raton News. Associated Press. p. 2B. 

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