2006 PGA Tour

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The 2006 PGA Tour was the last season of the PGA Tour before the major reorganization of the season brought about by the introduction of the FedEx Cup in 2007. After being challenged by Phil Mickelson in the first half of the year, when Mickelson won his second straight major at the Masters and was on course to win the U.S. Open until the 72nd hole, Tiger Woods emphatically re-established his status as the dominant golfer of his era in the second half of the season by finishing with six consecutive wins, and took the Player of the Year award for the eighth time in his career. Jim Furyk had his career year to date, finishing second on the money list despite picking up only two wins, due to exceptional consistency.

Ten players won three million dollars, 31 won two million or more and 93 won one million or more. The cut off to make the top 125 on the money list and retain a tour card was a record $660,898.

The total prize money, as stated on the 2006 schedule of tournaments page of the PGA Tour website, was $256.3 million. The actual prize money was slightly higher -- $258,669,218.84 (due to more than 70 players making the cut at most tournaments). If one player had played and won each of the 44 events (excluding the four alternate events), he would have won $44,209,480.

Table of results[edit]

The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event.

Week Tournament State/Country Status Winner
Jan 5-8 Mercedes Championships Hawaii Small field Australia Stuart Appleby (7)
Jan 12-15 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii Regular United States David Toms (12)
Jan 19-22 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California Regular United States Chad Campbell (3)
Jan 26-29 Buick Invitational California Regular United States Tiger Woods (47)
Feb 2-5 FBR Open Arizona Regular United States J. B. Holmes (1)
Feb 9-12 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California Regular United States Arron Oberholser (1)
Feb 16-19 Nissan Open California Regular South Africa Rory Sabbatini (3)
Feb 22-26 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship California WGC Australia Geoff Ogilvy (2)
Feb 23-26 Chrysler Classic of Tucson Arizona Alternate United States Kirk Triplett (3)
Mar 2-5 Ford Championship at Doral Florida Regular United States Tiger Woods (48)
Mar 9-12 The Honda Classic Florida Regular England Luke Donald (2)
Mar 16-19 Bay Hill Invitational Florida Regular Australia Rod Pampling (2)
Mar 23-26 The Players Championship Florida Unique Trinidad and Tobago Canada Stephen Ames (2)
Mar 30-Apr 2 BellSouth Classic Georgia Regular United States Phil Mickelson (28)
Apr 6-9 Masters Tournament Georgia Major United States Phil Mickelson (29)
Apr 13-16 Verizon Heritage South Carolina Regular Australia Aaron Baddeley (1)
Apr 20-23 Shell Houston Open Texas Regular Australia Stuart Appleby (8)
Apr 27-30 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana Regular United States Chris Couch (1)
May 4–7 Wachovia Championship North Carolina Regular United States Jim Furyk (11)
May 11–14 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Texas Regular United States Brett Wetterich (1)
May 18–21 Bank of America Colonial Texas Regular United States Tim Herron (4)
May 25–28 FedEx St. Jude Classic Tennessee Regular United States Jeff Maggert (3)
Jun 1-4 The Memorial Tournament Ohio Regular Sweden Carl Pettersson (2)
Jun 8-11 Barclays Classic New York Regular Fiji Vijay Singh (29)
Jun 15-18 U.S. Open New York Major Australia Geoff Ogilvy (3)
Jun 22-25 Booz Allen Classic Maryland Regular United States Ben Curtis (2)
Jun 29-Jul 2 Buick Championship Connecticut Regular United States J. J. Henry (1)
Jul 6-9 Cialis Western Open Illinois Regular South Africa Trevor Immelman (1)
Jul 13-16 John Deere Classic Illinois Regular Australia John Senden (1)
Jul 20-23 The Open Championship (British Open) England Major United States Tiger Woods (49)
Jul 20-23 B.C. Open New York Alternate United States John Rollins (2)
Jul 27-30 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee Wisconsin Regular United States Corey Pavin (15)
Aug 3-6 Buick Open Michigan Regular United States Tiger Woods (50)
Aug 10-13 The International Colorado Regular United States Dean Wilson (1)
Aug 17-20 PGA Championship Illinois Major United States Tiger Woods (51)
Aug 24-27 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Ohio WGC United States Tiger Woods (52)
Aug 24-27 Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada Alternate United States Will MacKenzie (1)
Sep 1-4 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts Regular United States Tiger Woods (53)
Sep 7-10 Canadian Open Canada Regular United States Jim Furyk (12)
Sep 14-17 84 Lumber Classic Pennsylvania Regular United States Ben Curtis (3)
Sep 22-24 Ryder Cup Ireland Team event European Union Team Europe
Sep 21-24 Valero Texas Open Texas Alternate United States Eric Axley (1)
Sep 28-Oct 1 WGC-American Express Championship England WGC United States Tiger Woods (54)
Sep 28-Oct 1 Southern Farm Bureau Classic Mississippi Alternate United States D. J. Trahan (1)
Oct 5-8 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro North Carolina Regular United States Davis Love III (19)
Oct 12-15 Frys.com Open Nevada Regular United States Troy Matteson (1)
Oct 19-22 FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort Florida Regular United States Joe Durant (4)
Oct 26-29 Chrysler Championship Florida Regular South Korea K. J. Choi (4)
Nov 2-5 The Tour Championship Georgia Small field Australia Adam Scott (4)

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Tiger Woods  United States 68.11
2 Jim Furyk  United States 68.86
3 Adam Scott  Australia 68.95
4 Luke Donald  England 69.17
5 Steve Stricker  United States 69.37

Full 2006 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tiger Woods  United States 9,941,563 15 8
2 Jim Furyk  United States 7,213,316 24 2
3 Adam Scott  Australia 4,978,858 19 1
4 Vijay Singh  Fiji 4,602,416 27 1
5 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 4,354,969 20 2

Full 2006 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Tiger Woods  United States 65,712,324 54
2 Vijay Singh  Fiji 49,379,841 29
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 39,514,038 29
4 Davis Love III  United States 34,613,823 19
5 Jim Furyk  United States 31,200,066 12

Full 2006 Career Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
PGA Tour Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Tiger Woods  United States
PGA Player of the Year Tiger Woods  United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Tiger Woods  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Jim Furyk  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Tiger Woods  United States
Rookie of the Year Trevor Immelman  South Africa
Comeback Player of the Year Steve Stricker  United States

Notes

  • Tiger Woods was the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the eighth time, and for the second consecutive year
  • Tiger Woods was the Money Winner for the seventh time, and for the second consecutive year
  • Tiger Woods won the Byron Nelson Award for the seventh time, and for the second consecutive year
  • Tiger Woods won the three most prestigious awards given by the PGA Tour (Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Byron Nelson Awards) in the same year for the sixth time
  • Although Woods had a significantly lower adjusted scoring average than Furyk (68.11 to Furyk's 68.86), Woods had taken several weeks off earlier in the season to mourn his father's death and was 5 rounds short of the 60-round requirement to win the Vardon Trophy. The Byron Nelson Award requires only 50 rounds for eligibility.

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